Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin


Sometimes I think there are many people who always consume,
consume and arenever contented. Therefore we need to say prayers for
a different contentment, for those things which have no limitation—
there contentment is strong. Yet that’s where we should have discontent—
with our inner wealth. It is possible to have that infinitely. So we should
not be content. In material ground, in any case there is limitation.
In that case, it is better to have contentment.
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is
not material things, it is the human mind, the human spirit,
the human imagination and our faith in the future.
—Steve Forbes

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough,
money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
—Mother Teresa

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace.
We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand
that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
—Samuel Adams

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am.
My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.
—Oprah Winfrey

We are not here merely to make a living, we are here to enrich the
world and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand.
—Woodrow Wilson

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth
to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him,
he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
—Henry David Thoreau

Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread
around encouraging young things to grow.
—Thornton Wilder (from The Matchmaker)

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man,
either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade
or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest
livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his
hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity’s golden ladder.
—Maimonides

Life begets life. Energy becomes energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
—Sarah Bernhardt

Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being
and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they
have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of
pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security or love,
while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things
but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.
—Eckhart Tolle

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
—Winston Churchill

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what
makes you come alive.  And then go and do that.  Because what
the world needs is people who have come alive.
—Harold Whitman

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
—Pericles

Controlled time is our true wealth.
—Richard Buckminster Fuller

People who have drawn wealth into their lives used The Secret,
whether consciously or unconsciously. They think thoughts of abundance
and wealth, and they do not allow any contradictory thoughts
to take root in their minds.
—Rhonda Byrne

There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children …
one is roots, the other wings.
—Stephen Covey

The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses
with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional
release they experience from having wealth.
—Stuart Wilde