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Blupete's Weekly Commentary


October 1st, 2000.

"Wealth."

"To be cloyed perpetually is a worse fate than sometimes to stand within the vestibule of starvation." (De Quincey.)

"It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere." (Burke.)

"No man has a right to be respected for any other possessions but those of virtue and talents. Titles are tinsel, power a corrupter, glory a bubble, and excessive wealth a libel on its possessor." (Shelley.)

"Gay distress," and "splendid misery." (Young.)

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied." (Lucretius.)

"[A rich man is one] whose income is superior to his expense, and his expense equal to his wishes." (Gibbon.)

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