I don’t need any more goddamn money. The only thing I’m buying these days is better scotch.
Capital which overreaches for profits; labor which overreaches for wages, or a public which overreaches for bargains will all destroy such other. There is no salvation for us on that road.
Financial rewards follow accomplishment, they don’t precede it.
Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.
Labor is the great producer of wealth; it moves all other causes.
And as for him who is covetous and desirous of riches, and denieth the Best, we will speed him onward to trouble; and his riches shall not avail him when he falleth down into Hell.
Can wealth give happiness? look round and see What gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, The mind annihilates, and calls for more.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I’ve a wife that I love and that loves me; I’ve all but riches bodily.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.