Its share of the wealth of the country consists of clothes and household furniture, with here and there, in very rare cases, an unencumbered home.
"Even your present wealth is not a true measure of your power.
"But after all, wealth in itself is not the real power; it is the means to power, and power is governmental.
Major Effingham, in declining the liberal offers of the British ministry, had subjected himself to the suspicion of having attained his dotage, by all those who throng the avenues to court patronage, even in the remotest corners of that vast empire; but, when he thus voluntarily stripped himself of his great personal wealth, the remainder of the community seemed instinctively to adopt the conclusion also that he had reached a second childhood.
One of the first acts of the young man, on corning into possession of his wealth, was to seek his early friend, with a view to offer any assistance that it was now in his power to bestow.
But either his success, or the frequency of the transgression in others, soon wiped off this slight stain from his character; and, although there were a few who, dissatisfied with their own fortunes, or conscious of their own demerits, would make dark hints concerning the sudden prosperity of the unportioned Quaker, yet his services, and possibly his wealth, soon drove the recollection of these vague conjectures from men’s minds.
376-380) There should be an only son, to feed his father's house, for so wealth will increase in the home; but if you leave a second son you should die old.
381-382) If your heart within you desires wealth, do these things and work with work upon work.
To bring that about, their fellow slaves all over the world must unite in a vast international association of men pledged to share the world's work justly; to share the produce of the work justly; to yield not a farthing--charity apart--to any full-grown and able-bodied idler or malingerer, and to treat as vermin in the commonwealth persons attempting to get more than their share of wealth
or give less than their share of work.
You will understand, of course, that the wealth incidentally acquired through my model farms has only been a means and not an end."
"The man who would fain civilize the lowliest spot on earth needs something besides wealth for the task.
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth
and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.