Four billion dollars of wealth
is produced in one year in the United States.
It is, however, a subject of curious inquiry at the present day, to look into the brief records of that early period, and observe how regular, and with few exceptions how inevitable, were the gradations, on the one hand, of the masters to poverty, and on the other, of their servants to wealth
And hence they are very bad company, for they can talk about nothing but the praises of wealth
of nations depends upon an infinite variety of causes.
YOUR competence and MY wealth
are very much alike, I dare say; and without them, as the world goes now, we shall both agree that every kind of external comfort must be wanting.
It is agreed on all sides, that numbers are the best scale of wealth
and taxation, as they are the only proper scale of representation.
For which reason the art of money-getting seems to be chiefly conversant about trade, and the business of it to be able to tell where the greatest profits can be made, being the means of procuring abundance of wealth
and possessions: and thus wealth
is very often supposed to consist in the quantity of money which any one possesses, as this is the medium by which all trade is conducted and a fortune made, others again regard it as of no value, as being of none by nature, but arbitrarily made so by compact; so that if those who use it should alter their sentiments, it would be worth nothing, as being of no service for any necessary purpose.
You doubtless imagine that I have acquired all the wealth
and luxury that you see me enjoy without difficulty or danger, but this is far indeed from being the case.
But I wonder that the late Judge--being so opulent, and with a reasonable prospect of transmitting his wealth
to descendants of his own--should not have felt the propriety of embodying so excellent a piece of domestic architecture in stone, rather than in wood.
There is something sad and terrible in the idea of snatching all this wealth
from the devouring ocean, which had possessed it for such a length of years.
But if you work, the idle will soon envy you as you grow rich, for fame and renown attend on wealth
A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth
-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob, that, having lost the fear of hell, and not replaced it by the love of justice, cares for nothing but the lion's share of the wealth
wrung by threat of starvation from the hands of the classes that create it.
He is not much to be pitied: he has acquired sufficient glory, and sufficient wealth
In London and Paris to-day to have wealth
and to know how to spend it is to be the equal of princes
When a country is fully developed and its production keeps pace with its consumption, if private wealth
is to increase as well as the wealth
of the community at large, there must be exchanges with other communities, which will keep a balance on the right side of the balance-sheet.