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Quotations about Wealth


Wealth, the quest for which has driven many an adventure and ambition, holds a mesmerizing allure in our society. It's often equated with success and comfort, but it's also a topic rife with ironies and humor. Whether it's the challenges of navigating sudden riches, the absurdities of extravagance, or the simple yet elusive wisdom in 'money can't buy happiness', wealth, for all its gravitas, has a surprisingly light-hearted side.

In this compilation, we present a collection of witty and humorous quotations about wealth, offering a fresh, and decidedly more jocular, perspective on this oft-serious topic. From droll remarks on affluence to amusing musings on financial faux pas, these quotes offer a chuckle-inducing tour through the world of wealth. So, regardless of the size of your bank account, prepare to deposit some laughter into your day as we explore the funny side of wealth, one quotation at a time!

quotations about wealth

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights." John Paul Getty (American industrialist, 1892-1976)

"If you would know what the Lord God thinks of money, you have only to look at those to whom he gives it." Maurice Baring (British writer, 1874-1945)

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'" Don Marquis (American poet and journalist, 1878-1937)

"People say I wasted my money. I say 90 per cent went on women, fast cars, and booze. The rest I wasted." George Best (Northern Irish footballer, 1946-2005)

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." Napoleon Bonaparte (French military commander, 1769-1821)

"The first wealth is health." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American philosopher, 1803-82)

"The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket." Andrew Carnegie (Scotish American industrialist and philanthropist, 1835-1919)

"You can never be too rich or too thin." Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor, 1896-1986)

"No man is rich enough to buy back his past." Oscar Wilde (playwright, 1854-1900)

"He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year." Leonardo da Vinci (Italian polymath, 1452-1519)

"I'd rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable." Theo Paphitis (retail magnate, 1959-)

"I can walk. It's just that I'm so rich I don't need to." Alan Bennett (English dramatist and actor, 1934-)

"A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing." Warren Buffet (American businessman, 1930-)

"I really love having money, because it lets me be lazy. Work's really overrated." Charlotte Church (Welsh soprano, 1986-)

"The rich aren't like us. They pay less taxes." Peter De Vries (American novelist, 1910-93)

"A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"Poor Harold. He can live on his income all right, but he no longer can live on the income from his income." George S. Kaufman (American dramatist, 1889-1961) talking about Harold Vanderbilt.

"Wealth and power are much more likely to be the result of breeding than they are of reading." Fran Lebowitz (American writer, 1946-)

"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people." Logan Pearsall Smith (American-born man of letters, 1865-1946)

"I've been poor and I've been rich – rich is better." Sophie Tucker (Russian-born American vaudeville artiste, 1884-1966)

"Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold." Billy Wilder (screenwriter, 1906-2002) and IAL Diamond (screenwriter, 1915-88)

"I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes." Oprah Winfrey (American talk-show host, 1954-)

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