It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
The best hemp and the best tobacco grow on the same kind of soil. The former article is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful.
From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.
Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)
Source: Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. Line 93.
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 9.
Of Edward Grindall: Worldly wealth he cared not for, desiring only to make both ends meet.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
Source: Worthies of England
Even to a wicked man a divinity gives wealth, Cyrnus, but to few men comes the gift of excellence.
Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)
I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
Malefactors of great wealth.
Source: Speech at Provincetown, Massachusetts, August 20, 1907
You may not, cannot, appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye, and a cat may gaze upon a king.
Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)
Want and wealth equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive away nature from the heart of man.
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