It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Since the Church is to be servant to the poor, it is our fault if that wealth is not channeled to help the poor in our world.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
If somebody has an extreme amount of wealth and is not using it for some good purpose, only for their own enjoyment or satisfaction, then clearly there’s a moral failing in the world in which we live.
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?
To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
I don’t need fame and I don’t need power and I don’t need wealth. I’m in need of friends, which I have found in abundance.
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.