Best 3 461 of Wealth quotes - MyQuotes
Indeed, it is a sign of marked political weakness in any commonwealth if the people tend to be carried away by mere oratory, if they tend to value words in and for themselves, as divorced from the deeds for which they are supposed to stand. The phrase-maker, the phrase-monger, the ready talker, however great his power, whose speech does not make for courage, sobriety, and right understanding, is simply a noxious element in the body politic, and it speaks ill for the public if he has influence over them. To admire the gift of oratory without regard to the moral quality behind the gift is to do wrong to the republic.
Conversion of time has given birth to inventions
Whether you convert that diminishing life into something or you don’t convert it to anything is up to you. The life will keep on reducing and diminishing.
We should be able to refuse enchanting proposals and opportunities, if they contradict God’s principles
You are killing your life if you are not converting your time.
The bankers and financiers are badly overplaying their hands, again, and people are starting to catch on to the scam. Real wealth is tangible things produced with tangible effort. Loans made out of thin-air 'money' require no effort and are entirely ephemeral. But if those loans are used to acquire real ownership of real assets, then something has been exchanged for nothing and one party is getting screwed.
The thought that your time and your life will melt away should create a sense of urgency to do something of worth with it before it all melts away.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Without strength, can we work to create wealth?
Whenever you make up your mind to go into solitude, you must decide first of all what you want to go and do there.
... I had some time ago decided that the money-makers on the grand scale are monomaniacs and fanatics and self-willed.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There is more to life than living to earn money.
Since life comes just once, I encourage you to give it your best shot. I dare you to maximize your life.
Money is power. Every good man and woman ought to strive for power, to do good with it when obtained. I say, get rich, get rich!
If I am to choose between integrity and wealth, I will go for integrity because I believe that lack of integrity is the first killer of wealthiest dreams!
Despite widespread misconceptions in the United States today that the institution of slavery was based on race, for most of the thousands of years in which slavery existed around the world, it was based on whoever was vulnerable to enslavement and within striking distance. Thus Europeans enslaved other Europeans, just as Asians enslaved other Asians and Africans enslaved other Africans, while Polynesians enslaved other Polynesians and the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere enslaved other indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. The very word “slave" derived from the word for Slavs, who were enslaved by fellow Europeans for centuries before Africans began to be brought in chains to the Western Hemisphere. Africans were not singled out by a race for ownership by Europeans, they were resorted to after the rise of nation-states with armies and navies in other parts of the world which reduced the number of places that could be raided for slaves without great costs and risks. Slave-raiding continued in Africa, primarily by Africans enslaving other Africans and then, in West Africa, selling some of their slaves to whites to take to the Western Hemisphere. Meanwhile, the growing range of ships and the growing wealth of nations eventually made economically feasible the transportation of vast numbers of slaves from one continent to another, creating racial differences between the enslaved and their owners as a dominant pattern in the Western Hemisphere. Such a pattern was by no means limited to Europeans owning non-Europeans, however. There were many examples of the reverse, quite aside from vast regions of the earth where neither the slaves nor their owners were either black or white.
If you can’t the sun, be a star
Begin to convert your time into solution to the problems facing your land of promise
Conversion of time decides greatness
Work increases and improves your skills and abilities
Arthur Conan Doyle
She was weak and helpless, shaken in mind and nerve. It was to take her at a disadvantage to obtrude love upon her at such a time.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
When people get rich, they shed their skin-in-the-game-driven experiential mechanism. They lose control of their preferences, substituting constructed preferences for their own, complicating their lives unnecessarily, triggering their own misery.
Dare we care at all about current fashions if that means reducing our ability to help hungry neighbors? How many more luxuries should we buy for ourselves and our children when others are dying for lack of bread?
Global inequality means that while the wealthy have too few needs, the needy have too little wealth. Capitalism is stymied, courting long-term disaster.
Agu Jaachynma N. E.
Move forward for forward is progress but circles are movement.
If you invest your time in practice, it can make you an expert
To realize the value of one millisecond, ask a person who has won a silver medal at the Olympics
...those thoroughly incorporated within the inexorable logic of the market and its demands find that there is little time and space in which to explore emancipatory potentialities outside what is marketed as 'creative' adventure, leisure, and spectacle. Obliged to live as appendages of the market and of capital accumulation rather than as expressive beings, the realm of freedom shrinks before the awful logic and the hollow intensity of market involvements
The seductions of power, and all the wealth, honor, and luxury it gives, seem a sufficient aim for men's efforts only so long as they are unattained. Directly a man reaches them he sees all their vanity, and they gradually lose all their power of attraction. They are like clouds which have form and beauty only from the distance; directly one ascends into them, all their splendor vanishes.
Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy, because your community is your real currency.
Wealth is to be created first, then to be shared. What to share if there is no wealth?
I take from the poor and give to the rich. They just happen to be the same individuals. Poor and stupid before they learn from me and pay with their time and money, but rich and successful after they do. The truly miserable, however, don't know how poor they are, and I want nothing from them.
The people you look up to and idolize have converted their time into what you see and admire in them today
You had nothing but time to live when you were born
How well a nation spends their time is a pointer to her growth and development
We are all a whole bunch of accidental products.
The tragedy of our age is job
The power of conversion is concrete product
As soon as a person gives place to the devil in his life, the devil has this person hooked
It's easy to be an idealist when you drive a Pajero.
Solitude is a wonderful treasure the world is still yet to discover.
Asking someone to make for you money is like asking them to make for you a baby: they will own the money just as they will own the baby
No single nation is better than another
We should be disciplined and responsible and then our prosperity will be stable despite any economic crisis, inflation or a change of government
John Maynard Keynes
It is investment, i.e. the increased production of material wealth in the shape of capital goods, which alone increases national wealth.
Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more. Taxes, well laid and well spent, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. Taxes protect property and the environment; taxes make business possible. Taxes pay for roads and schools and bridges and police and teachers. Taxes pay for doctors and nursing homes and medicine. During an emergency, like an earthquake or a hurricane, taxes pay for rescue workers, shelters, and services. For people whose lives are devastated by other kinds of disaster, like the disaster of poverty, taxes pay, even, for food.
Henry David Thoreau
Wealth is measured by the level of experience in all aspects of life
When you stop blaming others for where you are in life, that is when you can start to manifest your dream life!
Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection. They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
The best currency in the world is admiration. If you admire yourself, you will do what makes you feel good. If you admire the people around you, you will want to be surrounded by those you truly love. If you admire your results, you will not want poor results. If you admire your life, you will always work hard to be at your best. If you admire admiration, you will always feel like a little child, in love with everything that life has to offer. And these are the formulas for success. But formulas are nothing without admiration. Admiration will take you very far in life, and much faster than any wind or wave.
If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold immortality to the rich a long time ago.