Inherited wealth, that is not what America is based upon.— Richard Neal
Revealing Inherited Wealth quotations
The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you inherited.
I believe in a graduated income tax on big fortunes, and in .
. . a graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, . . . increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
It will never be possible for any length of time for any group of the American people, either by reason of wealth or learning or inheritance or economic power, to retain any mandate, any permanent authority to arrogate to itself the political control of American public life.
A good character is something you must make for yourself.
It cannot be inherited from parents. It cannot be created by having extraordinary advantages. It isn't a gift of birth, wealth, talent or station. It is the result of your own endeavor. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
If you don't get serious about your money, you will never have serious money...
...scientific power is like inherited wealth: attained without discipline. You read what others have done, and you take the next step. You can do it very young...there is no mastery, old scientists are ignored. There is no humility before nature...Its a form of inherited wealth. And you know what assholes congenitally rich people are.
I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance.
I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face.
You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
Baal-hamon, one of Baal's names, means "the lord of wealth or abundance.
" Chuck Pierce believes, and I agree, that this is the principality warring against the great transfer of wealth to the Church. You must war against this spirit to see your inheritance released. Claim Jeremiah 51:44 (Bel in this verse is Baal).
Wealth is a dangerous inheritance, unless the inheritor is trained to active benevolence.
It is good to preserve the name, wealth, and honors you inherit, but it is better in every way if you yourself create a position and a name. The first requires good sense, but the second demands willpower and great virtue.
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
Multiply your age times your realized pretax annual household income from all sources except inheritances. Divide by ten. This, less any inherited wealth, is what your net worth should be.
When humanity measures wealth by love, truth and wisdom we will all be rich.
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
A poor American feels guilty at being poor, but less guilty than an American rentier who has inherited wealth but is doing nothingto increase it; what can the latter do but take to drink and psychoanalysis?
The U.S. is the country that invented progressive taxation of income and of inherited wealth in the 1910s and 20s.
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.
It seems to me that the least deserving recipients of wealth are inheritors.
Further, there are many indications that inheritors often have trouble adjusting to their unearned inheritance. An inheritance tax would de facto help remedy this.
Self-Made Men are the men who owe little or nothing to birth, relationship, friendly surroundings; to wealth inherited or to early approved means of education; who are what they are, without the aid of any favoring conditions by which other men usually rise in the world and achieve great results.
The baby boomers are out there, they've had a lot of good years of earnings, they've inherited wealth. They are buying trophy homes and will be for years. We are one of those places people dream of. They come here to buy a piece of that dream.
It is neither wealth nor splendour but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
Inherited wealth may be something easily squandered, but inherited poverty is a legacy almost impossible to lose.
A common objection to inherited wealth is that it stifles the urge to work.
I have not generally observed this to be true.
Scientific power is like inherited wealth;
attained without discipline. You read about what others have done, and you take the next step. You can do it very young. You can make progress very fast.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality.
The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
If, as is generally the case, the heirs are not equal to the demands which life makes on an entrepreneur, the inherited wealth rapidly vanishes.
And above all, above all, honest work must be rewarded by a fair and just tax system. The tax system today does not reward hard work: it penalizes it. Inherited or invested wealth frequently multiplies itself while paying no taxes at all. But wages on the assembly line or in farming the land, these hard-earned dollars are taxed to the very last penny.
Rich people have big libraries, poor people have big TV's.
In a capitalist society there are always inequalities of class and wealth.
People who inherit money and property will always see themselves as being superior to those who have to work for it.
The advantage of riches remains with him who procured them, not with the heir.
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one's self-sovereignty; the right to an equal place, everywhere conceded--a place earned by personal merit, not an artificial attainment by inheritance, wealth, family and position.
Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.
the possession of wealth, and especially the inheritance of wealth, seems almost invariably to sterilize genius.
Men are naturally lazy, and require some great stimulus to goad their flagging ambitions and enable them to overcome the inertia which comes from ease and the consciousness of inherited wealth. Whatever lessens in a young man the feeling that he must make his way in the world cripples his chance of success. Poverty has ever been the priceless spur that has goaded man up to his own loaf.
The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit their wealth;
they earned it. They are the country's achievers, producers, and job creators.
The rich man's sons inherits cares; The bank may break, the factory burn, A breath may burst his bubble shares, And soft, white hands could hardly earn A living that would serve his turn.