There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
Whenever a bitter foe attack thee Sheathe thy sword, they wrath restrain; Or else will magistrates and lawyers Divide thy wealth, thy purse retain.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
Why shouldn’t the American people take half my money from me? I took all of it from them.
Remember, that time is money.... Remember, that credit is money ... Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature.... Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.... Remember this saying, "The good prayer is lord of another man’s purse." He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.... In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748)
There is nothing wrong with people possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess people.
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Wealth of Nations
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
The reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
What a man does with his wealth depends upon his idea of happiness. Those who draw prizes in life are apt to spend tastelessly, if not viciously; not knowing that it requires as much talent to spend as to make.