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This article incorporates the former content of "Faults of the rich"; submissions are

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  • A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. – W.C. Fields
  • To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn $100 million into $110 million is inevitable. – Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
  • Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness. – William Godwin
  • I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me honey, rich is better. – Sophie Tucker
  • Wealth does not corrupt nor does it enoble. – Robert Coles
  • It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, as long as you've got money. – Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971), American comedian and singer
  • The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it. – Comte de Rivarol (1753-1801).
  • Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty. – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).
  • The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Wealth is a very dangerous inheritance, unless the inheritor is trained to active benevolence. – Charles Simmons
  • Riches may not make you any friends, but they greatly increase the class and variety of your enemies. – Auric Goldfinger


  • A wealthy man always has followers. – Anonymous
  • If thou goest to a foreign country, do not alight at a rich man's house. – Anonymous
  • If thou art poor, do not make a rich man thy friend. – Anonymous
  • The rich may go down and the poor up, but it still doesn't end up even. – Anonymous
  • It is better to be poor and live long than rich and die young. – Anonymous
  • On top of Nob Hill, a man's neighbours count his carriages, not his expenses. – Anonymous
  • Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse. – Anonymous
  • For one rich man that is content there are a hundred that aren't. – Anonymous
  • For every rich man who is happy there are a lot more poor men who aren't. – Anonymous
  • We can't all be rich, who'd do the work? – Anonymous
  • A rich man and his dough, make bread. – Anonymous
  • Wealth is easy; poverty is a shame. – Anonymous
  • Knowledge makes one laugh but wealth makes one dance. – English proverb
  • Want of wit is worse than want of wealth. – English 18th C. proverb
  • Wealth is best known by want. – English 18th C. proverb
  • A good wife and health is a man's best wealth. – English 18th C. proverb
  • Wealth is like rheum, it falls on the weakest parts. – English 17th C. proverb
  • Riches serve a wise man but command a fool. – Old French proverb
  • If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living. – Yiddish proverb.
  • If you rub elbows with a rich man, you rub a hole in your sleeve. – Yiddish proverb.
  • The rich may go down and the poor up, but it still doesn't end up even. – Yiddish proverb