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Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter / Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes / A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting. (Aeschylus)

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. (Robert G. Allen)

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received. (Rudolf Arnheim)

I was not, though, born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Despite what people seem to think. (Michael Audain)

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. (Sir Francis Bacon)

-b.1879 d.1964...
Fortune cannot be flattered by such fetish worship. But she can be wooed and won by hard work. (Lord Beaverbrook)

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Money can't buy you happiness. It just helps you look for it in more places. (Milton Berle)

When you don't go within, you go without. (Yogi Bhajan)

As you train your mind, shockingly it brings you prosperity as well as the faculty to maintain it. (Yogi Bhajan)

-The Industrial Decalogue, 1916
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. (William J. H. Boetcker)

We artists are the ones who perpetuate the myth of poverty. If we do not believe we can and should earn well for our work, that takes years of training like any other profession, then no one else will either. (Kelly Borsheim)

The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours. (Jean de La Bruyere)

It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Fortune is said to be blind, but her favorites never are. Ambition has the eye of the eagle, prudence that of the lynx; the first looks through the air, the last along the ground. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs. (Edmund Burke)

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. (Fanny Burney)

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune. (Thomas Carlyle)

No man can become rich without himself enriching others. (Andrew Carnegie)

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes. (Miguel de Cervantes)

In my youth, poverty enriched me, but now I can afford wealth. (Marc Chagall)

Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine. (Ray Charles)

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well. (Anton Chekhov)

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich / Thats how it goes / Everybody knows. (Leonard Cohen)

If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be. (Robert Collier)

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. (John Churton Collins)

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. (Confucius)

If we are so rich, why aren't we happy? (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. (e. e. cummings)

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. (Benjamin Disraeli)

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. (Maureen Dowd)

There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

They placed the rich on high. / The poor and middlin' they laid low. (Laura Elkins)

Money often costs too much. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Prosperity is full of friends. (Euripides)

Wealth flows from energy and ideas. (William Feather)

Riches do not buy happiness, but poverty is no fun and doesn't buy happiness either. (Tomm Fennell)

If there's a will, prosperity can't be far behind. (W. C. Fields)

The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have. (Erich Fromm)

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. (Mahatma Gandhi)

-in 1981...
640K ought to be enough for anybody. (Bill Gates)

A millionaire is a person who is free, who does what she loves, who has unlimited materials, her choice of tools, abundance, inspiration, freedom and an inflated sense of entitlement to have, create and get more. (Sara Genn)

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Painting is a practical art, using real materials - paints, brushes, canvas, paper. Part of the practicality of it is earning a living in art. (Irwin Greenberg)

If you obtain provision for yourself of spiritual abundance, don't throw the surplus at people's heads; feed it back into your own industry as capital for the production of more abundance. (Henry S. Haskins)

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. (William Hazlitt)

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger. (Heraclitus)

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. (Napoleon Hill)

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. (Horace)

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. (Henrik Ibsen)

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. (Randall Jarrell)

If there is but little water in the stream, it is the fault, not of the channel, but of the source. (St. Jerome)

-in AD first century...
We all live in a state of ambitious poverty. (Juvenal)

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost things that money can't buy. (George Lorimer)

Having it all doesn't necessarily mean having it all at once. (Stephanie Luetkehans)

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. (Nelson Mandela)

This is our true wealth: the riches we take with us, the joy we carry inside, the support we learn to give ourselves, and the self-loving that flows as a natural by-product of that support. (Peter McWilliams)

Wealth: any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband. (H. L. Mencken)

Chance works for us when we are good captains. (George Meredith)

Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up. (Hector Hugh Munro)

Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. (Earl Nightingale)

Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. (Barack Obama)

Many a painter has lived in affluence, in high esteem, who lacked the divine spark, and who is utterly forgotten to-day. (Walter J. Phillips)

Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. (Plato)

Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. (Alexander Pope)

Money will make you more of what you already are. If you're not a nice person, money's going to make you a despicable individual. If you're a good person, money's going to make you a better person. (Bob Proctor)

The morning brings gold in its mouth. (Italian proverb)

The best artist's grant is a stack of fifty dollar bills. (Bob Ragland)

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. (Ayn Rand)

I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses. (Jim Rohn)

The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spend what's left; the poor spend their money and invest what's left. (Jim Rohn)

Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart. (Rumi)

There is no wealth but life. (John Ruskin)

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity. (Sa'di)

I am too creative to die hungry. (Paul Sandip)

Honesty prospers in every condition of life. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Art was not created as a way to riches. Strive to become a true artist; all else will take care of itself. (Robert Schumann)

There is no real wealth but the labor of man. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

True affluence is not needing anything. (Gary Snyder)

I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich. (Gertrude Stein)

-b.AD 56 d.AD 117...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. (Tacitus)

Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. (Henry David Thoreau)

Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care. (Brian Tracy)

Successful people save in prosperous times so they have a financial cushion in times of recession. (Brian Tracy)

Those who start with too little money are more likely to succeed than those who start with too much. Energy and imagination are the springboards to wealth creation. (Brian Tracy)

Financial security and independence are like a three-legged stool resting on savings, insurance and investments. (Brian Tracy)

To be satisfied with what one has; that is wealth. As long as one sorely needs a certain additional amount, that man isn't rich. (Mark Twain)

I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. (Mark Twain)

-A Cat-Tale, Letters from the Earth...
No, I have no desire for riches. Honest poverty and a conscience, torpid through virtuous inaction, are more to me than corner lots and praise. (Mark Twain)

Prosperity is the best protector of principle. (Mark Twain)

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth. (Thorstein Veblen)

Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up. (Orson Welles)

Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up. (Orson Welles)

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. (Walt Whitman)

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life, now that I am old, I know it is. (Oscar Wilde)

If you want to pay off your debts, it pays to increase your earning power. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state. (Xun Zi)


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