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Louis Vigée

Quote of Louis Vigée - I am rich in the goods...

Biography - Louis Vigée:

French portraitist.
Born: 1715 - Died: 1767
18th century
Place of birth: France

I am rich in the goods that I can do without.





(French, German)

Je suis riche des biens dont je sais me passer.

Ich bin reich an Gütern, auf die ich verzichten kann.

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Very little is needed to make a happy life.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.

If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty.

When we work for material ends alone, we build ourselves our own prison.

All that is mine I carry with me.

Who lives content with little possesses everything.

Quotes for: wealth


Quotes for: wealth

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

The wise man is rich

Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.

To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.

The contempt of riches in philosophers was only a hidden desire to avenge their merit upon the injustice of fortune, by despising the very goods of which fortune had deprived them; it was a secret to guard themselves against the degradation of poverty, it was a back way by which to arrive at that distinction which they could not gain by riches.

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