Wealth

  • Some of the wealthiest people have curiously cramped views on the subject of gifts.When people grow gradually rich, their requirements and standard of living expand in proportion, while their present giving instincts often remain in the undeveloped condition of their earlier days.


    gifts, Parsimony, Wealth

  • All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.


    Happiness, Money, Wealth

  • Ah yes, divorce: from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.


    Divorce, Wealth

  • Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.


    Wealth

  • I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.


    Wealth

  • Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold!
    [from ‘Some like it hot’]


    Money, Richness, Wealth

  • It was very prettily said that we may learn the little value of fortune by the persons on whom heaven is pleased to bestow it.


    Money, Richness, Wealth

  • I am a millionaire. That is my religion.


    Money, Wealth

  • Where would the Rockefellers be today if sainted old John D had gone on selling short weight kerosene to widows and orphans instead of wisely deciding to mulct the whole countryside?


    Wealth

  • The average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit.


    Money, Richness, Wealth

  • Wealth and power are much more likely to be the result of breeding than they are of reading.


    Wealth

  • Poor Harold, he can live on his income all right, but he no longer can live on the income from his income.
    [on Harold Vanderbilt]


    Money, Wealth

  • What a night – the furs, the jewels, the glamour. I haven’t seen so much expensive jewellery go by since I watched Sammy Davis Junior’s home sliding down Coldwater Canyon.


    Richness, Wealth

  • The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.


    Wealth

  • A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.


    Money, Richness, Wealth

  • I really love having money because it lets me be lazy. Work is really over-rated.


    Money, Richness, Wealth

  • When I hear a rich man described as a colourful character, I figure he’s a bum with money.


    Richness, Wealth

  • A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.


    Richness, Wealth

  • People say I wasted my money. I say 90 percent went on women, fast cars and booze. The rest I wasted.


    Money, Wealth

  • A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to leave alone.


    Richness, Wealth

  • Wealth is like sea water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become, and the same is true of fame.


    Wealth