A Quote by G. Steiner on chess, contentment, history, investment, kindness, mathematics, music, police, reality, and wealth

For all their wealth of content, for all the sum of history and social institution invested in them, music, mathematics, and chess are resplendently useless (applied mathematics is a higher plumbing, a kind of music for the police band). They are metaphysically trivial, irresponsible. They refuse to relate outward, to take reality for arbiter. This is the source of their witchery.

G. Steiner

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 101, no. 9, November, 1994.

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A Quote by Frank R. Houston on difficulty and wealth

To acquire wealth is not easy, yet to keep it is even more difficult.... It is said that wealth is like a viper which is harmless if a man know how to take hold of it; but, if he does not, it will twine around his hand and bite him.

Frank R. Houston

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on money and wealth

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Etta Johnson on faith, health, justice, life, love, power, soul, present, and wealth

Life's clock The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. To lose one's wealth is sad indeed, to lose one's health is more, To lose one's soul is such a loss as no man can restore. The present only is our own, live, love, toil with a will; Place no faith in tomorrow for the clock may then be still.

Etta Johnson

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Epicurus on possessions and wealth

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epictetus on behavior, children, desires, life, wealth, and wives

Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you. So act toward children, so toward a wife, so toward office, so toward wealth.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: The Encheiridion

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A Quote by E.F. Schumacher on attitude, environment, fulfillment, life, principles, wealth, and world

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.

E.F. Schumacher (1911 - 1977)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on power and wealth

All wealth is power, so power must infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: 1789

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on nations, spirit, spirituality, strength, and wealth

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on idealism, truth, wealth, and youth

It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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