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Riches Proverbs

Sayings about Riches

Giving gifts to the rich is like pouring water into the sea. ~ Russian Proverb

If you borrow some chaff from the rich man you have to repay him with wheat. ~ Finnish Proverb

The villain that becomes rich knows neither friends nor family. ~ French Proverb

All water flows into the ocean or into the purse of the rich. ~ Danish Proverb

There’s one law for the rich, and another for the poor. ~ Traditional Proverb

Always be patient with the rich and powerful. ~ Spanish Proverb

The devil gives even rich men presents. ~ Romanian Proverb

He who has a lot of money and no children is not rich; he who has many children and no money is not a pauper. ~ Chinese Proverb

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool. ~ English Proverb

Rich people never know who their friends are. ~ French Proverb

Economy is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich. ~ French Proverb

If you cannot become rich, be the neighbor of a rich man. ~ Armenian Proverb

The rich never have to seek out their relatives. ~ Italian Proverb

There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich. ~ French Proverb

One cannot count on riches. ~ Somali Proverb

One cannot both feast and become rich. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years. ~ Chinese Proverb

Pity the stranger, even if he is rich. ~ Yemeni Proverb

Rich is he who has no debts, fortunate he who lives without handicap. ~ Mongolian Proverb

No one is so rich that he can do without a good neighbor. ~ Danish Proverb

He who wants to bring home the riches of India, he must have them within himself. ~ Spanish Proverb

All riches come from the earth. ~ Armenian Proverb

If a man from humble beginnings gets rich, he will carry his umbrella at midnight. ~ Indian Proverb

The beauty of a woman does not make a man richer. ~ French Proverb

Having a good discussion is like having riches. ~ Kenyan Proverb

The rich man has more relations than he knows about. ~ French Proverb

The rich have many friends. ~ Dutch Proverb

Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

What makes you happy, makes you rich. ~ Russian Proverb

If you give a gift to a rich man, the devil sniggers. ~ French Proverb

The rich become deaf and the mighty blind. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

If you get rich, be in a dark corner when you jump for joy. ~ African Proverb

A rich man has no need of character. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If you would be rich in a year, you may be hanged in six months. ~ Italian Proverb

When the Turk becomes richer he takes another wife. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

He who eats and drinks with the rich leaves the table hungry. ~ Greek Proverb

Men will love each other as long as one is richer than the other. ~ Ugandan Proverb

Brothers love each other when they are equally rich. ~ African Proverb

Never judge a reindeer from close by when you got it from a rich man because you may find that some of the antlers are missing. ~ Finnish Proverb

The emperor is rich, but he cannot buy one extra year. ~ Chinese Proverb

The only thing that was missing at the rich man’s funeral was mourners. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is better to be born lucky than rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

Rich gamblers and old trumpeters are rare. ~ German Proverb

Fools live poor to die rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

Honesty makes you rich, but she works slowly. ~ German Proverb

As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich. ~ Scottish Proverb

You only lend to rich people. ~ French Proverb

Riches: a dream in the night; fame: a gull floating on water. ~ Chinese Proverb

There is nothing better than a rich wife and a generous mother-in-law. ~ Russian Proverb

When you are rich you suffer in a more comfortable way. ~ French Proverb

There is no one who became rich because he broke a holiday, and no one who became fat because he broke a fast. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

If there is a rich man in the area three villages are ruined. ~ Korean Proverb

Though the emperor be rich, he cannot buy one extra year. ~ Chinese Proverb

A man can’t get rich if he takes proper care of his family. ~ Navajo Proverb

Riches have wings. ~ Traditional Proverb

Deceive the rich and powerful, if you will, but don’t insult them. ~ Japanese Proverb

Never wrestle with a strong man nor bring a rich man to court. ~ Latvian Proverb

For rich and poor alike the womb is equally warm. ~ German Proverb

To the patient man will come all the riches of the world. ~ Liberian Proverb

People lend only to the rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

Marry for money, my little sonny, a rich man’s joke is always funny. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap. ~ Danish Proverb

He who has nothing to lose is rich. ~ Chinese Proverb

The beggar is not afraid of the drawbacks of being rich. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Knowledge is better than riches. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

No one is either rich or poor who has not helped himself to be so. ~ German Proverb

He is rich who owes nothing. ~ Hungarian Proverb

He that is afraid of the devil does not grow rich. ~ Italian Proverb

A rich widow weeps in one eye and laughs with the other. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

The rich man never dances badly. ~ Rwandan Proverb

Happy is the man without sickness. Rich is the man with no debts. ~ Chinese Proverb

The beggar that begs near another beggar will never be rich. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

If a woman gets rich she changes into a man. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not. ~ Italian Proverbs

He who would be rich should not collect money, but reduce his needs. ~ Spanish Proverb

If you must be a servant, serve the rich; if you must be a dog, let it be a temple dog. ~ Laotian Proverb

Physicians’ faults are covered with earth, and rich men’s with money. ~ Traditional Proverb

He is rich who knows when he has enough. ~ Japanese Proverb

The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich. ~ Romanian Proverb

Poor or rich, death makes us all equal. ~ German Proverb

When a man is not a lover in his twenties, not strong in his thirties, not rich in his forties and not wise in his fifties he will never be so. ~ Czech Proverb

A rich man’s wooing need seldom be a long one. ~ Scottish Proverbs

If you turn into a dog, be sure to choose a rich family. ~ Japanese Proverb

Riches add to the house, virtues to the man. ~ Chinese Proverb

Rich people eat gold and shit lead. ~ French Proverb

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer. ~ American Proverbs

The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich. ~ Hebrew Proverb

None is so rich as that he can throw away a friend. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Misfortune sits on a rich man’s lap but grabs the throat of the pauper. ~ Danish Proverbs

The rich man may wear old clothes. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

Work makes you into a hunchback and then rich. ~ Russian Proverb

When a Bulgar gets rich he builds himself another house. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

An old man telling lies is like a rich man stealing. ~ Russian Proverbs

Quotations about Riches

Think and grow rich. ~ Napoleon Hill

We may lack riches, but the greatest fortune is what lies in our hearts. ~ Dean Koontz

The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil. ~ Saint Aurelius Augustine

The way to cure hatred of the rich is to accumulate some property yourself. ~ Lewis F. Korns

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom ruleth in counsel — so do riches. ~ Lancelot Andrewes

Those who spend too fast never grow rich. ~ Honore De Balzac

Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss. ~ Dick Gregory

A rich woman seems to have all her banknotes about her, guarding her virtue, like a cuirass, in the lining of her corset. ~ Gustave Flaubert

He who knows he has enough is rich. ~ Lao-Tzu

It is better to live rich, than to die rich. ~ Samuel Johnson

As the cream abandons the milk from which it took its life, and rises to the top and rides there, so men, because they are richer than those around about them, separate themselves, and all mankind below them they regard as skim milk. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Fashion and riches will mask much annoyance… ~ Christopher Pearse Cranch

Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don’t believe in riches, but you should see where I live. ~ Bond

Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream. ~ John S. Bonnell

Riches are able to solder up abundance of flaws. ~ Cervantes

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

The man who dies rich… dies disgraced. ~ Andrew Carnegie

That which can be lost cannot be deemed riches. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Riches are but a means, or instrument; and the virtue of an instrument lies in its use. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

He who is contented is rich. ~ Lao-Tzu

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. ~ Jack Yelton

The fame of the rich man dies with him; the fame of the treasure, and not of the man who possessed it, remains. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress. ~ Francis Bacon

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is. ~ Jean Anouilh

It is wonderful to think how men of very large estates not only spend their yearly income, but are often actually in want of money. It is clear, they have not value for what they spend. ~ Samuel Johnson

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egoistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

The jests of the rich are ever successful. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

He hath riches sufficient who hath enough to be charitable. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

The rich man’s happiness is but from the teeth outwards, a counterfeit satisfaction, with a worm in his heart. ~ Wellins Calcott

We want wealth, but there are many other things we want very much more. Among them are peace, honor, charity, and idealism. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. ~ Billy Graham

To be satisfied with what one has; that is wealth. As long as one sorely needs a certain additional amount, that man isn’t rich. ~ Mark Twain

Riches expose a man to pride and luxury, and a foolish elation of heart. ~ Joseph Addison

Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

The most wanton torture is that of the rich trying to kill time. ~ Lewis F. Korns

Titles, riches, and fine houses signify no more to the making of one man better than another, than the finer saddle to the making the better horse. ~ Wellins Calcott

Riches are apt to betray a man into arrogance. ~ Joseph Addison

Riches are of little avail in many of the calamities to which mankind are liable. ~ Cervantes

We may see the small value God has for riches by the people he gives them to. ~ Alexander Pope

Men leave their riches either to their kindred or their friends, and moderate portions prosper best in both. ~ Francis Bacon

Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites. ~ Thomas Fuller

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. ~ Sir Richard Burton

Never respect men merely for their riches; but rather for their philanthropy: we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use. ~ William Scott Downey

If your riches are yours, why don’t you take them with to the other world? ~ Benjamin Franklin

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. ~ Robert Orben

It’s better to have a rich soul than to be rich. ~ Olga Korbut

The desire for riches is more sharpened by their use than by their need. Pleasing all: a mark that can never be aimed at or hit. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Know from the bounteous heavens all riches flow; and what man gives, the gods by man bestow. ~ Homer

So our Lord God commonly gives riches to those gross asses to whom He vouchsafes nothing else. ~ Martin Luther

Those that say they despise riches are saints or liars. ~ Austin O’Malley

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time. ~ Charles Lamb

There are people who have money and people who are rich. ~ Coco Chanel

He who multiplies riches, multiplies cares. ~ Benjamin Franklin

In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ Diogenes of Sinope

Rich isn’t an amount of money, it’s a mindset about how you live. If you believe you can win, you can. ~ Dave Ramsey

Any man can become rich who is base enough to keep a brothel, a gin palace, or a gambling house. ~ Charles William Day

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~ Oscar Wilde

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction. ~ F.Scott Fitzgerald

I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them. ~ Eleanora Duse

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