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Thoughts on being rich

Published: Oct 29, 2016 08:19:11 AM IST
Updated: Oct 26, 2016 06:41:16 PM IST
Thoughts on being rich

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.
Oprah Winfrey

If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.
Jane Austen

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
Arthur Schopenhauer

People who advocate simplicity have money in the bank; the money came first, not the simplicity.
Douglas Coupland

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.
George Monbiot

Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Chris Rock

In my opinion, all boyfriends should turn out to be secretly wealthy.
Claudia Gray

One of the advantages of real worth is that menial tasks can always be left to someone else.
Jeffrey Archer

Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.
John Waters

This wise man observed that wealth is a tool of freedom. But the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Criss Jami

That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
George Carlin

Fortune sides with him who dares.

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.

Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.
Lucy Parsons

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.
David Lee Roth

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

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(This story appears in the 10 November, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)