Thoughts on abundance

Updated: Apr 16, 2018 10:02:03 AM IST

g_104985_henny_youngman_280x210.jpgI’ve got all the money I’ll ever need—just so long as I die by four o’clock.
—Henny Youngman

I was so good at being a man, with such plenitude and simplicity, that I thought I was something of a superman.
—Albert Camus

Right now, for the first time ever, a passionate and committed individual has access to the technology, minds and capital required to take on any challenge.
—Peter H Diamandis

My Lord. It is too much, and not enough.
—Jacqueline Carey

Like the rain, everything comes in bucketsful—or not at all.
—Henry miller

God doesn’t measure his bounty, but oh, how we do!
—Mignon Mclaughlin

g_104991_samuel_johnson_280x210.jpgYou never find people labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
—Samuel Johnson

In his heyday, Howard Hughes didn’t have as good a television as you do.
—Kevin D Williamson

g_104993_edmund_burke_280x210.jpgIf we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free.
—Edmund Burke

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful
—William Blake

g_104995_calvin_coolidge_280x210.jpgWealth comes from industry and the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity. —Calvin Coolidge

You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
—Psalm 65:11

g_104997_cs_lewis_280x210.jpgIt was a rich place. As rich as plumcake.
—CS Lewis

An abundance of money can bless as well as curse. The latter is to be vigilantly guarded against.
—BC Forbes

Image: Henny Youngman: Paul Natkin / Wireimage; Henry Miller: Larry Colwell/Anthony Barboza/Getty Images; Burke, Coolidge, Johnson: Shutterstock; Lewis: Hans Wild/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images; Diamandis: Mike Blake / Reuters

(This story appears in the 27 April, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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