Quotes for: wealth
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
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