A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
– Henry David Thoreau
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
– Ziad K. Abdelnour
I’ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it’s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.
– Carlos Slim
There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.
– Bill Murray
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
– Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
– Henry Fielding
As I started getting rich, I started thinking, ‘what the hell am I going to do with all this money?’… You have to learn to give.
– Ted Turner