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Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Wealth flows from energy and ideas.
American publisher and author
We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
—Louis D Brandeis
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
—Henry David Thoreau
Contentment is the only real wealth.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Wealth and compassion are opposites.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
—George Bernard Shaw
How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?
It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
I strongly believe that those of us who are privileged to have wealth should contribute significantly to try and create a better world for the millions who are far less privileged.
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(This story appears in the 24 December, 2021 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)