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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

For just as poets love their own works, and fathers their own children, in the same way those who have created a fortune value their money, not merely for its uses, like other persons, but because it is their own production. This makes them moreover disagreeable companions, because they will praise nothing but riches.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don't really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it's because they do not know them.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.


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

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

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

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

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

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

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.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.