Wealth and Poverty
49 aphorisms · 6 comments
Aphorisms in This Category
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it.
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.