In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Ability is a poor man’s wealth.
Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
I remember thinking quite logically that I didn’t want to spoil my children with wealth and that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on.
Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
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(This story appears in the 28 November, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)
Great Quotes. Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),Indiaon Dec 31, 2013
I like the Quote by Confucius. If a country is well governed, there should not be poverty anywhere in the country. All sections should rise above Poverty and should be upwardly mobile, in terms of wealth. In such a country, if we find poverty anywhere, the Government and people will be ashamed of it. But, on the contrary, if a country is ill-governed, there will be poverty all around and if one or two manage to become wealthy, obviously, it is at the cost of others .That wealth is something to be ashamed of.on Nov 10, 2013