Income Quotes

Exercising a further and major claim on both landlord and worker was the state. Power ran from the ruler to the landlord, from the landlord to the rural worker. As power flowed down, income extracted thereby flowed up. It’s a rule worth having in mind. Income almost always flows along the same axis as power […]

I know everybody’s income and what everybody earns; And I carefully compare it with the income tax returns; But to benefit humanity however much I plan, Yet everybody says I’m such a disagreeable man! And I can’t think why!

Expenditure rises to meet income.

When there is an income tax, the just will pay more and the unjust less.

All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren’t respectable live beyond other people’s; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.

Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. These are the great truths of modern life which Hughie […]

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Income, n. The natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability.

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.