I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
"You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy."
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
"If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."
"to property and external riches, hold them with trembling; they often leave their possessor in contempt, and mocked at for having lost them."
"That man is of supreme folly who always wants for fear of wanting; and his life flies away while he is still hoping to enjoy the good things which he has with extreme labour acquired."
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
The first wealth is health.
"One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth"
"Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him"
"He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty. "
"A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth."
"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.