O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.
Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants. Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.
The rich man ... is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
If you give money, spend yourself with it.
The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
Almost any man knows how to earn money, but not one in a million knows how to spend it.
The only wealth is life.
. Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode
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