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On Wealth

   A good wife and health are a man's best wealth.

   The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.

   He is richest that has fewest wants.

   Ready money works great cures.

   Money is a good servant, but a dangerous master.

   Little and often fills the purse.

   He is rich that is satisfied.

   I see nothing in the life of a rich man which the workman need 
   envy, outside the regularity and security of his existence. 

                                              St. John Ervine

   Money is a good servant, but a poor master. 

                                  D. Bouhours

   Make money your God, it will plague you like the devil. 


   Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. 

                                              O. W. Holmes

   All love has something of blindness in it,  but the love of 
   money especially. 

   Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it.  There is 
   nothing in its nature to produce happiness.  The more a man 
   has, the more he wants.  Instead of its filling a vacuum, it 
   makes one.  If it satisfies one want, it doubles and triples 
   that want another way.  That was a true proverb of the wise 
   man, rely upon it:  "Better is little with the fear of the 
   Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith." 


   Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. 

                                            J. Wesley

   He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good 

   Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are 
   honestly making money. 

   Covetous men need money least, yet most affect and seek it;  
   prodigals who need it most, do least regard it. 

                                          Theodore Parker

   No man needs money so much as he who despises it. 


   To possess money is very well;  to be possessed by it, is to be  
   possessed by a devil, and one of the meanest and worst kinds of 
                                                    Tryon Edwards

   The covetous man never has money;  the prodigal will have none 
                                                Ben Johnson

   Remember that money is of a prolific, generating nature.  
   Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget money, and 
   so on.  Five shillings turned is six;  turned again it is 
   seven; and so on till it becomes hundreds of pounds.  The more 
   there is of it, the more it produces at every turning, so that 
   the profits rise quicker and quicker.  He that murders a crown, 
   destroys all that it might have produced, even scores of 

   It happens a little unluckily that the persons who have the 
   most infinite contempt of money are the same that have the 
   strongest appetite for the pleasures it procures. 


   Ready money is Aladdin's lamp. 



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