Subject: Money » Wealth

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'whose?'

I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.

(1902 – 1971) American humorist & poet

It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't anybody who wants to be poor just for the purpose of being good.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

(1880 – 1946) comedian, actor, juggler & writer

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.

(1922 – 1999) labor union leader, president of the AFL-CIO

The poor and ignorant will continue to lie and steal as long as the rich and educated show them how.

(1856 – 1915) writer, publisher, artist & philosopher

I’m so rich, I wish I had a dime for every dime I had.

(1935 – 2002) English actor, comedian, composer & musician

The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the happy wish to be married, the married wish to be dead.

(1918 – 2002) advice columnist

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.

(1862 – 1937) novelist & short story writer

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.

(1918 – ) American advice columnist

Philanthropist: A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.

(1918 – 2002) advice columnist

Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough.

(1962 – ) writer & journalist

If I had that kind of money, I wouldn't come to Vietnam, I'd send for it.

(1903 – 2003) English-born American comedian & actor

The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

(1892 – 1976) oil industrialist (once world’s richest man)

Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.

(1943 – ) English comedian

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.


(1799 – 1850) French novelist & playwright

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author
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