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What is wealth? A dream of fools. ...
by Abraham Cahan

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

 

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
- Abraham Cahan

You must never tire fighting Satan.
- Abraham Cahan

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Only the other world has substance and reality;
only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan

The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
- Abraham Cahan

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor,
the distinction is probably due, in some measure,
to the extremely important part which Talmud studies
have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

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

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases,
manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no wealth but life.
- John Ruskin

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor
is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
- Andrew Carnegie

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

Wealth flows from energy and ideas.
- William Feather

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong,
but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher

The love of family and the admiration of friends is
much more important than wealth and privilege.
- Charles Kuralt

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
- Sophocles

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary,
although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth...
both financial affluence and emotional security.
- Suze Orman

The first wealth is health.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to
obtaining further wealth.
- Alfred Marshall

History shows that our way of life is the stronger way.
From it has come more wealth, more industry,
more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.
- Wendell Willkie

Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry
and the savings of frugality.
- John Tyler

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life.
Time is the only wealth we're given.
- Barbara Sher

My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing.
- Paul Getty

For there is no defense for a man who,
in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus

We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth
in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody.
- William Weld

I take pride in the creation of my wealth,
in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.
- Paul Getty

Eulogy.
Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power,
or the consideration to be dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
- Lucretius

Much learning shows how little mortals know;
much wealth,
how little wordings enjoy.
- Edward Young

If you try to go beyond your interests just for the
sake of pretensions or wealth,
your art becomes less legitimate.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists
of investments in companies that produce goods and services.
- Paul Getty

Productivity and the growth of productivity must be
the first economic consideration at all times,
not the last.
That is the source of technological innovation,
jobs, and wealth.
- William E. Simon

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
- Plato


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