The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Who is wise? He that learns from every One.
Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody.
Those that much covet are with gain so fond, For what they have not, that which they possess They scatter and unloose it from their bond, And so, by hoping more, they have but less; Or, gaining more, the profit of excess Is but to surfeit, and such griefs sustain, That they prove bankrupt in this poor-rich gain.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.[Богатые люди имеют всегда около себя приживалов; науки и искусства тоже.]