Content poverty is an honourable estate. Epicurus
In Indian Mythology the Yashak, Kubera – the Treasurer of the Gods is so rich that he is referred to as ‘nara-vahna’ – the one who rides on human beings. All other Hindu Gods travel on animals; Shiva on a bull, Vishnu on a hawk, Lakshmi on an elephant and Durga on a lion. But Kubera – the God of the Gods, rides man. Thus directly reflecting the ‘power of wealth’ over man. soldat inconnu
Money is God. 20th Century Maxim
No matter who reigns, the merchant reigns. Henry Ward Beecher
Greed – for the lack of a proper word – is good, greed is right, greed works. ‘Wall Street’, Hollywood Film, 1987
A greedy man is always poor. Iranian Proverb
Man is the slave of wealth. Maharaja Anushbhava
What profiteth it a man if he gaineth the world but lose his soul?                               Bible
The world has enough for everybody’s needs, but not for everybody’s greed. Gandhi
It is preoccupation with possessions more than anything else that prevents a man from living freely and nobly. Bertrand Russell
If a person gets his attitude towards money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in is life. Billy Graham, Evangelist
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when really he is selling himself a slave to it. Benjamin Franklin
Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. Logan Pearsall Smith
Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed. Bhagavad Gita
Charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Bible
When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.           Voltaire, Author
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. Calvin Coolidge
Among the wealthy, compassionate men claim the richest wealth. For material wealth is possessed by even contemptible men. Find and follow the good path and be ruled by compassion. For if the various ways are examined, compassion will prove the means to liberation. Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural 25: 241-242
Wherever luxury ceases to be innocent, it ceases to be beneficial. David Hume, Philosopher
Only he can be happy who acquires all the objects of his desire or he who gives them all up. Far easier it is to give up all than to acquire all. Shanti Parva 180.10
How much we enjoy what we have is more important than how much we have. Life is full of people who have more than they know what to do with it, but cannot be content. It is the capacity to enjoy life that brings contentment. Bits & Pieces Vol 1A
From contentment with little, comes happiness. African Proverb
To be content with little is difficult. To be content with much is impossible. Marie Von Eschenbach
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
The mind is never satisfied, even when it grasps the object of desire in its hands; just as a pot that leaks can never be filled by any quantity of water. Lord Rama
Even were the wealth of the entire world lavishly bestowed on a man, he would not be happy. Contentment is difficult to obtain, indeed. Uttara Dhyana Sutra 8.16
In the pursuit of wealth, dexterity is the best instrument. Whereas among riches, knowledge is most desirable. The greatest profit is the profit of good health, whereas contentment is the highest form of happiness. Mahabharata
God looks at clean hands, not full ones.                                                         Publilus Syrus
He, who lives content with little, possesses everything. Eco Zed
He, who with little is well content, is rich indeed like a king; and a king, in his greatness, is as poor as the peddler when his kingdom sufficeth him not. Shekel Hakodesh
Nothing can suffice a man except what he has not. African Proverb
Sweet things never fill a spoon. African Proverb
Man’s desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weigh him down. Sri Satya Sai Baba
Fortune does not change men; it reveals them. Anon
Worth and not birth imparts true Nobility. Prophet Zarathustra, Avesta
Pride feeds on vanity, thrives on birth and rank, and riches and power. Prophet Zarathustra
Humility is fairer in rags than Pride in raiment’s of gold. Prophet Zarathustra
Merit is more praiseworthy than birth or rank. Prophet Zarathustra
Merit wins praise and admiration of men in this world, and of angels in the next. Prophet Zarathustra
It is Merit alone that opens the Portals of Paradise for man’s Soul in the world to come. Prophet Zarathustra
Upright simplicity outshines vulgar ostentation. Prophet Zarathustra
Always be content with what you have never with what you are.                   Prophet Zarathustra
Seek ye not wealth but wisdom. Prophet Zarathustra
Knowledge is man’s highest acquisition. It is priceless. It is man’s unfailing and lifelong friend, his surest and safest guide in life. Prophet Zarathustra
Wealth in-itself is not happiness, and the rich are not always happy because they have wealth. Prophet Zarathustra
For it is only then, that you would reap the fruits of your actions, when you cast out, far-and-off, the greed in your heart, which is the root of all temptations and where the real strength of the Evil One lies. Prophet Zarathustra, Avesta, Gatha 53.7
The proud of purse and possessions know not how fickle and fleeting is all Fortune. Prophet Zarathustra
Be not proud and inaccessible to the poor and the lowly when you sit on the Seat of Authority. Prophet Zarathustra
Wealth shines when the rich are humble and kind. Prophet Zarathustra
Humbleness on the part of the affluent is an admirable trait. Prophet Zarathustra
The rich are not great for their riches but are great for the wise and generous use of their wealth to Succour the Poor. Prophet Zarathustra
If you want the whole world to admire you, make everyone happy and spend no time in self-indulgence. Seek your happiness in the Happiness of All. Be concerned about the sorrow and suffering of others and hasten to assuage them. Prophet Zarathustra
Most happy is he who most promotes the happiness of others. Prophet Zarathustra
Harass not the tiny Ant, which labours to carry a grain for its survival, for it has Life and Life is sweet indeed. Prophet Zarathustra
The Creator cannot be realized except through the endearing service of His creation. He cannot be realized by turning the beads of the rosary, or by offering prayers on a special prayer carpet or by wearing robes of piety. … Service to Humanity is true Worship of Divinity. Prophet Zarathustra
The Kingdom of Ahura Mazda is for him who helps the needy. Prophet Zarathustra
Cut off one wellspring, that of profiteering and that is ten times better than mobilizing the enemy. Taoist Wisdom, c.400 BCE
Wealth does not consist in the abundance of possessions. True wealth is wealth of the soul. Abu Hurayra SB 8.118
After a certain point money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts. Aristotle Onassis
Endless money forms the sinews of war. Cicero
War is capitalism with the gloves off. Tom Stoppard
Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use. Gamaliel Bailey
Prosperity is a great teacher; but adversity is greater; possessions pamper the mind but privations strains and strengthen it. William Hazlitt
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not what he has. Henry Beecher
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. ` Eco Zed
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it. François de la Rochefoucauld
Labor not after riches first, and think thou afterward shall enjoy them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath. As the arrow passes through the heart, while the warrior knew not that it was. Akhenaton, King of Egypt, 14th c. BCE
It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but its good to check once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy. George Lorimer, Writer
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn, Author
Two things are as big as the man who possesses them. They are ‘time’ and ‘money’. C. Pollock
Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal. Don Williams, Jr.
The most pitiful among man is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. Khalil Gibran
Money can’t buy friends but it can get you a better class of enemy.             Spike Milligan
Wealth gives birth to numerous worries and generates an insatiable craving for more; it is no respecter of persons…rare indeed, is the wealthy man who does not have rivals and enemies. Yoga Vasishta
Loneliness is the universal problem of all rich people. Joan Collins, Actress
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. Socrates
You can’t get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.                   Eric Hoffer
He who is greedy is always in want. Horace
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.                                             Publilius Syrus
Money can never make us happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.                         Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
Money is like muck, not much good expect it be spread.                                     W. Bacon
Money is like manure, if you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks. Clint Murchison, Jr.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.                       Aneurin Bevan
The hand that gives, gathers. Prophet Zarathustra
By giving away our food, we get more strength; by bestowing clothes on others, we get more beauty; by founding abodes of purity and truth, we acquire great treasures. Buddha
A person is made great not by what he achieves but by what he renounces. Ramakrishna
True pleasure and happiness are to be found not in gratification but in renunciation. Vedas
The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver, but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its people. Khalil Gibran, Poet
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge instead of choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with wisdom. Proverbs 8.1- 11
The accumulation of wealth is the way to scatter the people, and the letting it be scattered among them is the way to collect the people.                                     Book of Great Learning 10.9
Better than wealth is wisdom by which one here secures accomplishment (as well as merit in the hereafter). Majjhima Nikaya
He that beholding happiness in wealth becometh wedded to it, knoweth not true happiness…wealth alone is the root of niggardliness and boastfulness, pride and fear and anxiety. Mahabharata Vana Parva
Poverty is my pride. Prophet Muhammad
Every ambitious man is a captive, and every covetous one a pauper.             Arab Proverb
Man is the slave of wealth and ambition; wealth and ambition should be his slave. Mahabharata Anushasasna Parva
Riches have made more covetous men than covetous men have made riches. Thomas Fuller
Men make counterfeit money, but in many more cases money makes counterfeit men. Sydney Harris
He who is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. Benjamin Franklin
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the (decadent) love of money for its own sake (as an end-in-itself). British PM, Margaret Thatcher
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin
Asceticism is not that you should not own anything, but that nothing should own you. Abu Talib
If money is not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him. Francis Bacon, Painter
The rich man must pause to think whether he owns the money or the money owns him? Eco Zed
Money is the root of all evil. Folk Proverb
Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what the root of money is? Ayn Rand, Novelist
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To get rich never risk your health (for as the cognoscenti will tell you “Health is wealth”). Richard Baker
So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then spend their wealth to regain their health. A J Reb Materi
Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. Margaret Bonnano
Wealth is not a matter of intelligence; it’s a matter of inspiration. Jim Rohn
Never work just for money or power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. Marian W Edelman
Working for love is freedom in action. Rabindranath Tagore
Men impoverish themselves in pursuit of wealth. Eco Zed
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. Dorothy Parker, Writer
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without. Joseph Wood Krutch
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Norman MacEwan
We are not rich by what we possess but rather by what we can do without. Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher
To have but a few desires and to be satisfied with simple things is the sign of a superior man. Gampopa
The more we have, the less we own. Meister Eckhart, Christian Mystic
Whatever you give is yours; whatever you keep is not yours.                           Guru Nanak
What I gave, I have. What I spent, I. had. What I kept, I lost. Sir Jamshetji JeeJeebhoy
If there be any peace it will come through being, not having. Henry Miller, American Author
It is better ‘To Be’ (Etre), than ‘To Have’ (Avoir). soldat inconnu
The man, who dies rich, dies in disgrace. Andrew Carnegie
I believe that nothing can be greater than a business, however small it may be, that is governed by conscience, and that nothing can be meaner or more petty than a business however large, governed without honesty and without brotherhood. The First Viscount Leverhulme
It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune. Gandhi
Everywhere in life, the question is not what we gain but what we do. Carlyle
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. But don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things that you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.   Maya Angelou, Poet
Virtue has its own reward, but has no sale at the box office. Mae West, Actress
A clear Conscience is the softest pillow. Anon
I am indeed rich since my income is superior to my expense and my expense is equal to my wish. Edward Gibbon
I don’t care too much for money, / Money can’t buy me love. John Lennon, The Beatles
Behold the kindness done without obligation: even the heaven and earth are too poor to repay it. Thiru Valluver, Kural 11.101
Behold the kindness done without any thought of recompense: even the ocean it-self seems too small when compared to its worth. Thiru Valluver, Kural 11.103
The gracious expect no return when they oblige: how can the world ever repay the cloud of rain? Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.211
The substance gathered by the worthy with the labour of their own hands, is all for the use of others. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.212
Like unto a tree that yieldeth medicinal drugs for the cure of all people, so too are riches in the hands of an obliging man. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.217
Behold the village tank filled with water to the brim: like unto it is the prosperity of the wise man that loveth the world. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.215
Giving to the poor alone is charity: all other giving is in the nature of a loan. Thiru Valluver, Kural 23.221
The obliging man considereth himself poor only when he is unable to oblige other needy that solicit his aid. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.219
Behold the man who knowest what is just and proper: they fail not to oblige others even when fallen on bad days. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.218
If ruin cometh as a result of your helpfulness, it is worth courting even by selling one’s own self into slavery. Thiru Valluver, Kural 22.220
Cultivate modesty in the day of prosperity: but in the day of thy decline hold fast to thy dignity. Thiru Valluver, Kural 963
The hard-hearted who perished their wealth by hoarding it: they have never tasted the delight of giving unto others. Thiru Valluver, Kural 23.228
The highest wealth is the heart that overfloweth with mercy: for material wealth is found even with the vile. Thiru Valluver, Kural 25.241
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and riches and so on, so that children have very little time with their parents. Parents have very little time for each other and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. Mother Theresa
Scores more Quotes in this Mould avail in ‘The Collection’ (Estd. 1958)

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