Prosperity quotes page 2
The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future
generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
Most people invest their time and effort chasing material wealth and social status. I believe if
I invest my time and effort into knowledge, new experience and relationships, then material
wealth and status will be a natural side-effect of that.
Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.
Sir Francis Bacon
Our inflation, our public enemy number one, will, unless whipped, destroy our country, our
homes, our liberties, our property and finally our national pride as surely as will any
well-armed wartime energy.
Gerald R. Ford
No people ever yet benefited by riches if their prosperity corrupted their virtue.
This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
John F. Kennedy
There's four things that make the most, 90% of the people, poor: Number 1 is taxes. Two is
debt - college loans, house loans, car payments, credit cards. Three is inflation... And the
fourth thing that makes people poor is their retirement plan.
Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.
The difference between the tramp and the millionaire is an almost imperceptible shift in
consciousness and vitality. You too can make an upward shift simply and easily. You can
learn to be more open, and place yourself in the flow while learning the subtle laws of money
and abundance, so that life's opportunities come to you more naturally. It's all part of your
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
A recent newspaper headline proposed that "the best way to get rich is the stock market."
Building wealth via stocks or other investments is akin to growing trees. You can't grow oak
trees if you don't have enough money to buy acorns. So, suggesting that the stock market
leads to wealth is putting the cart before the horse.
Thomas J. Stanley
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused
on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
It's not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.
I made my first million the old-fashioned way. I made a hundred million for somebody else.
If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty. Things are not brought
into being by thinking about their opposites. Health is never to be attained by studying
disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and
thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.
Medicine as a science of disease has increased disease; religion as a science of sin has
promoted sin, and economics as a study of poverty will fill the world with wretchedness and
Wallace D. Wattles
Having great wealth is one of the most disappointing things. It's overrated, I can tell you
that. It's not as good as average sex.
Close your eyes every day in the morning when you first get up and every night before you
go to sleep and visualize the rich lifestyle that you want to lead. What this does is it
programs your unconscious mind to come up with solutions and you're also going to start
seeing things out in your environment that are resources that you never saw before.
In the long run, it's not just how much money you make that will determine your future
prosperity. It's how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it.
The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of
Life isn't about having, it's about being. You could surround yourself with all that money can
buy, and you'd still be as miserable as a human can be. I know people with perfect bodies
who don't have half the happiness I've found. On my journeys I've seen more joy in the slums
of Mumbai and the orphanages of Africa than in wealthy gated communities and on sprawling
estates worth millions.
The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time.
In the Great Depression there were more millionaires made per capita than any time in the
When it comes to improving the career side of your life, the greatest secret of success was
delivered to us from a mountaintop, nearly two thousand years ago, when Jesus told us that
if we were compelled to go a mile with someone, we should always go two. The extra mile.
Want to be rich? You either have to work harder, longer, or smarter - probably all three. You
don't just get rich. You have to give up the things that are keeping you broke.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or
4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly
on the ventures where he is wrong.
Bernard Mannes Baruch