Wealth And Poverty Quotes by Nelson Mandela, Joseph Addison, Roberto Bolano, Rowan Williams, Robert Kiyosaki, Leo Tolstoy and many others.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
Upon laying a weight in one of the scales, inscribed eternity, though I threw in that of time, prosperity, affliction, wealth, and poverty, which seemed very ponderous, they were not able to stir the opposite balance.
The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis, the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain.
Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society.
… a bad attitude, that the love of money is the root of all evil and the rich are evil and greedy and all that stuff. ItвЂ™s basically socialism and communism.
All men’s instincts, all their impulses in life, are efforts to increase their freedom. Wealth and poverty, health and disease, culture and ignorance, labor and leisure, repletion and hunger, virtue and vice, are all terms for greater or less degree of freedom.
Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble nor shameful – and hence neither good nor bad.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged.
Wealth and poverty do not lie in a man’s estate, but in men’s souls.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.
The choice of life is not between fame and fortune, nor wealth and poverty, but between good and evil.
The two great tests of character are wealth and poverty.
Wealth and poverty; one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Both poverty and wealth, therefore, have a bad effect on the quality of the work and the workman himself. Wealth and poverty, I answered. One produces luxury and idleness and a passion for novelty, the other meanness and bad workmanship and revolution into the bargain.