Quotes on Money and Wealth
Opinionated quotations from the famous and not-so-famous.
Rule One. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is Rule No. 1. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability.
Robert T. Kiyosaki from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad
Stock markets are rigged to provide funding for the shadow government. What appear as random fluctuations in the market are instead planned in advance, allowing the elite to retract their investments before a planned downturn or crash. This pumping mechanism happens on a greater economic scale as well, allowing the elite to periodically harvest wealth from ignorant citizens who buy into the illusion of a free economy.
The more money that goes into my asset column, the more my asset column grows. The more my assets grow, the more my cash flow grows. And as long as I keep my expenses less than the cash flow from these assets, I will grow richer, with more and more income from sources other than my physical labor.
Robert T. Kiyosaki from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad
Money isn't everything...but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
Happiness is a positive cash flow.
The biggest killer of flow is anticipation. Anticipation comes from worrying about the future, particularly when following a sequence of steps to create a pre-calculated effect. Some might attempt to apply higher principles solely as a means to obtaining more money. This is backwards from the correct system of following higher principles and letting money come naturally as a material complement to the enrichment of spiritual life. By reversing the process and impatiently anticipating the return after having applied a series of steps in order to 'milk' reality of wealth, one merely cuts off flow and suffers the consequence of exploiting higher principles to satisfy lower desires.
The proper way to open flow is to act on principle instead of anticipation. Anticipation is based on the illusions of past and future, principle exists in the only true moment, the present moment. Anticipation is temporal, principle is eternal. Following your heart, or acting from your higher center, negates the need for anticipation because first, doing so fills you with the faith and courage to know it will all work out and thus there is no worry pressing you into obsessing about the outcome, and secondly, instead of implementing a series of steps to create an eventual result, you are responding in the moment to a higher impulse, be it love, enthusiasm, or compassion.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw
Anyone who says money can't buy happiness just doesn't know where to shop.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
Charles Caleb Colton
When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money.
I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better.
Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.
It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.
George S. Clason
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
Laurence J. Peter
Rich people buy luxuries last, while the poor and middle class tend to buy luxuries first. The poor and middle class often buy luxury items such as big houses, diamonds, furs, jewelry or boats because they want to look rich. They look rich, but in reality they just get deeper in debt on credit. The old money people, the long-term rich, built their asset column first. Then, the income generated from the asset column bought their luxuries. The poor and middle class buy luxuries with their own sweat, blood, and children's inheritance.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
If a man is after money, he's money mad; if he keeps it, he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he doesn't get it, he's a never-do-well; if he doesn't try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it; he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a life time of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.
The Matrix Control System takes care of its own. Those who sell their souls and assimilate themselves into the Matrix system of greed, competition, and manipulation are rewarded with sufficient material perks, social status, and power to keep them from wanting to leave.
Then there are people who look upon this system with disgust, seeking instead a path free from materialism. They live in poverty conditions, believing that the only way to be spiritual is to reject the material. However, this belief contains a fatal mistake, one that the Matrix Control System has encouraged because it disarms spiritual seekers from having any real power in the world. In truth, the key to spiritual empowerment is not in rejecting materialism, but in transcending it.
There is a difference between rejecting money and transcending money, for example. The first eliminates money from one's life, the second eliminates money's control from one's life. The first makes one slave to poverty, the second makes one spiritually free from material limitations. The first creates impotence, the second creates power.
Indeed, self-imposed material limitations can detrimentally affect one's ability to be of service to others. The greatest benefactors of humanity were those who transcended rather than rejected the system and therefore possessed the power to make a difference. For instance, Gandhi was not a poor man, but rather an educated lawyer who transcended the political and economic control system of the British Empire and was therefore able to free his people. If he had instead rejected the system and been an uneducated beggar, no one today would know his name.
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
Sir Richard Burton
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
When I want a bigger house, I first buy assets that will generate the cash flow to pay for the house.
The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.
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