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Benjamin Franklin

The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time or money, but make the best use of both Without industry and frugality, nothing will do; and with them, everything.

Frugality | Industry | Money | Nothing | Time | Waste | Wealth | Will | Wisdom | Words |

Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855) and his brother Augustus William Hare

Poverty breeds wealth; and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth, to form the mould, is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other.

Earth | Poverty | Wealth | Will | Wisdom |

Albert Goldrich

Some people speak as if hypocrites were confined to religion; but they are everywhere; people pretending to wealth when they have not a sixpence, assuming knowledge of which they are ignorant; shamming a culture they are far removed from adopting opinions they don't hold.

Culture | Knowledge | People | Religion | Wealth | Wisdom |

William Randolph Hearst

Let us distinguish between the creation of wealth for the community and the extortion of wealth from the community.

Distinguish | Wealth | Wisdom |

George Stillman Hillard

Wealth brings noble opportunities, and competence is a proper object of pursuit; but wealth, and even competence, may be bought at too high a price. Wealth itself has no moral attribute. It is not money, but the love of money, which is the root of all evil. It is the relation between wealth and the mind and the character of its possessor which is the essential thing.

Character | Competence | Evil | Love of money | Love | Mind | Money | Object | Price | Wealth | Wisdom |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Let us not be afraid of debate or dissent - let us encourage it. For if we should ever abandon these basic American traditions in the name of fighting Communism, what would it profit us to win the whole world when we have lost our soul?

Dissent | Fighting | Soul | Wisdom | World | Afraid |

Charles Lamb

A miser is sometimes a grand personification of fear. He has a fine horror of poverty; and he is not content to keep want from the door, or at arm’s length, but he places it by heaping wealth upon wealth, at a sublime distance!

Fear | Poverty | Wealth | Wisdom |

Lucretius, fully Titus Lucretius Carus NULL

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied... but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth.

Little | Mind | Pleasure | Truth | Wealth | Wisdom |

George Meredith

There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by.

Body | Nothing | Soul | Wisdom |

Lord Nottingham, Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Howard of Effingham

No man’s credit can fall so low but that, if he bear his shame as he should to, and profit by it as he ought to do, it is in his own power to redeem his reputation.

Credit | Man | Power | Reputation | Shame | Wisdom |

Antoine de Rivarol, also known as Comte de Rivarol

There are men who gain from their wealth only the fear of losing it.

Fear | Men | Wealth | Wisdom |