O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults, looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year
The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.
He who is contented is rich.
Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites.
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.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.