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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The wealth that cannot be administered is a burden.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.


That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Adulation is the ever ready attendant to great wealth.

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Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.

Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) 1661-1731, British Author

A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.

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Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.