— Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
Fonte: An Ideal Husband
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
Book 2, Chapter 4 (p. 560)
The Dragon in the Sword (1986)
„If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Letters On a Regicide Peace (1796)
„You will always be poor, if you are poor, Aemilianus. Wealth is given to-day to none save the rich.“
— Martial, livro Epigrammata
Semper eris pauper, si pauper es, Aemiliane;
Dantur opes nulli nunc, nisi divitibus.
V, 81 (Loeb translation).
Epigrams (c. 80 – 104 AD)
Original: (la) Semper eris pauper, si pauper es, Aemiliane;
Dantur opes nulli nunc, nisi divitibus.
„Nobody can find fault with legitimate ambition, but when the wealth of the spiritual and intellectual life is reduced to a formula for overcoming sales resistance, we protest.“
— Robertson Davies, livro A Voice from the Attic
A Voice from the Attic (1960)
„The shame is compounded by the failure of developed countries to commit enough of their wealth and resources to helping poor populations from developing countries.“
— Laisenia Qarase Prime Minister of Fiji 1941
Excerpts from a speech to the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, 13 May 2005
„The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
The Analects, The Doctrine of the Mean
Contexto: The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position. Situated among barbarous tribes, he does what is proper to a situation among barbarous tribes. In a position of sorrow and difficulty, he does what is proper to a position of sorrow and difficulty. The superior man can find himself in no situation in which he is not himself. In a high situation, he does not treat with contempt his inferiors. In a low situation, he does not court the favor of his superiors. He rectifies himself, and seeks for nothing from others, so that he has no dissatisfactions. He does not murmur against Heaven, nor grumble against men. Thus it is that the superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of Heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky occurrences.
„Thou too take courage, wealth despise,
And fit thee to ascend the skies,
Nor be a poor man's courtesies
Rejected or disdained.“
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
Fonte: Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book VIII, p. 286
„The wealthiest have garnered the vast majority of wealth and burned the vast majority of carbon at the expense of the lives and the health of the poor.“
— Laurie Zoloth American ethicist 1950
"Interrupting Your Life: An Ethics for the Coming Storm" (2014)
„The wealth gap between rich and poor is the result of a board of directors dividing up the profits and keeping the lion’s share for themselves.“
— Richard D. Wolff American economist 1942
Global Capitalism Monthly Update (12 March 2014)
„You can tell if people are following Jesus, because they are feeding the poor, sharing their wealth, and trying to get everyone medical insurance.“
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile,
The short and simple annals of the poor.“
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=elcc (written 1750, publ. 1751)
„The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship.“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
Fonte: Wealth, 1889, p. 653
„He is not poor who has enough of things to use. If it is well with your belly, chest and feet, the wealth of kings can give you nothing more.“
— Horace, livro Epistles
Book I, epistle xii, line 4
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC)
Original: (la) Pauper enim non est, cui rerum suppetit usus.
si ventri bene, si lateri est pedibusque tuis, nil
divitiae poterunt regales addere maius.
„Put baldly, globalization has been nothing less than a mechanism for a massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich — in other words, exactly what it is was designed to be.“
— David McNally Canadian political scientist 1953
Fonte: Another World Is Possible : Globalization and Anti-capitalism (2002), Chapter 2, Globalization - It's Not About Free Trade, p. 47
„The Irish famine of 1846 killed more than 1,000,000 people, but it killed poor devils only. To the wealth of the country it did not the slightest damage.“
— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Vol. I, Ch. 25, Section 4(f), pg. 774.
(Buch I) (1867)