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The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.

Author: Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916)

Profession: Ukraine-Born American Writer

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.

Author: Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)

Profession: French Playwright

There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work.

Author: Edward Atkinson (1827-1905)

Profession: American Business, Inventor of Automatic Sprinklers

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Have you never been moved by poor men's fidelity, the image of you they form in their simple minds? Why should you always talk of their envy, without understanding that what they ask of you is not so much your worldly goods, as something very hard to define, which they themselves can put no name to; yet at times it consoles their loneliness; a dream of splendor, of magnificence, a tawdry dream, a poor man's dream --and yet God blesses it!

Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. [Proverbs 28:20]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream.

Author: John S. Bonnell

Profession:

Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Author: Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)

Profession: Explorer, Born in Torquay

This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

Author: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Profession: American Industrialist, Philanthropist

Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egoistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer