„Everything great and splendid is founded on power and wealth.“
„The incentives that people need to work and to find meaning in their lives should be found beyond material wealth and power.“
— Didier Sornette French scientist 1957
Chapter 10, 2050: The End Of The Growth Era?, p. 390.
„Wealth is a form of power in our society. With great power comes great responsibility. If you have too much wealth, ipso facto, you have too much power - therefore you have too much responsibility - and you're a kind of dictator.“
— Will Self English writer and journalist 1961
The Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, October 1st, 2008.
„Other great sources of wealth are found in financial and speculative operations, often of distinctly anti-social tendency and possible only through the defective organization of our economy.“
— Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse British sociologist 1864 - 1929
Chapter VIII, Economic Liberalism, p. 97.
„If we judge by wealth and power, our times are the best of times; if the times have made us willing to judge by wealth and power, they are the worst of times.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
"The Taste of the Age," The Saturday Evening Post (1958-07-26) [p. 290]
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
„Proud over the rest, with splendid wealth arrayed,
As crown to this wide empire, Europe's head,
Fair Lusitania smiles, the western bound,
Whose verdant breast the rolling waves surround.“
— Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580
Stanza 20, lines 1–3 (tr. William Julius Mickle)
„Success does not necessarily involve great intellect, or great position, or great wealth; it has to do with inner integrity.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Context: Success does not necessarily involve great intellect, or great position, or great wealth; it has to do with inner integrity. Remember that. Session 421
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
— Ram Mohan Roy Indian religious, social, and educational reformer, and humanitarian 1772 - 1833
Quoted from Goel, S. R. (2016). History of Hindu-Christian encounters, AD 304 to 1996. Chapter 8 ISBN 9788185990354
— John Mearsheimer American political scientist 1947
Chapter 2, Anarchy and the Struggle for Power, p. 43