Freemasonry is an ancient and respectable institution, embracing individuals of every nation, of every religion, and of every condition in life. Wealth, power and talents are not necessary to the person of a Freemason. An unblemished character and a virtuous conduct are the only qualifications for admission into the Order.— Andrew Jackson
Romantic Personal Wealth quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates.
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.
If you are willing to do only what's easy, life will be hard.
But if you are willing to do what's hard, life will be easy.
The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
The very essence of capitalism is under threat as business is now seen as a personal wealth accumulator. We have to bring this world back to sanity and put the greater good ahead of self-interest. We need to fight very hard to create an environment out there that is more long term focussed and move away from short termism.
The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.
Charity is commendable; everyone should be charitable. But justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don't go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth; justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.
I found that people had all kinds of levels of consciousness, all kinds of levels of education, but that Cubans in general were very educated politically. I could go sit in a bus and get into a conversation with someone and that person had a wealth of knowledge. And energy!
We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy.
Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people's wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
The most important thing in industry is the person who does the industry, which is the worker... Labor is the only source of wealth.
The real excitement is playing the game.
The key to financial freedom and great wealth is a person's ability or skill to convert earned income into passive income and/or portfolio income.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
Don't sacrifice your spirit for wealth. Grow your wealth by first growing your spirit.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike.
Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
The state tends to expand in proportion to its means of existence and to live beyond its means, and these are, in the last analysis, nothing but the substance of the people. Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the state! Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, independence, personal dignity, all vanish.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
True greatness is not measured by the headlines a person commands or the wealth he or she accumulates. The inner character of a person-the undergirding moral and spiritual values and commitments-is the true measure of lasting greatness.
Your mindset matters. If you don't have the mindset of a wealthy person ("How can I afford it?") versus a poor person ("I can't afford it."), you will never achieve wealth.
Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
True patriots measure themselves not by personal wealth or power but by the degree to which they contribute to the community.
I want to define success by redefining it.
For me it isn't that solely mythical definition - glamour, allure, power of wealth, and the privilege from care. Any definition of success should be personal because it's so transitory. It's about shaping my own destiny.
No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
A woman does not have to make decisions based on the need to survive.
She can cut through issues, call shots as she sees them....Many bad decisions are made by men in government because it is good for them personally to make bad public decisions.
No person, I think, ever saw a herd of buffalo, of which a few were fat and the great majority lean. No person ever saw a flock of birds, of which two or three were swimming in grease, and the others all skin and bone.
God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
Herein lies the real value of education.
Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality, increases the wealth of the mind, and hence brings happiness. It is the finest insurance against old age, against the growth of physical disability, of the lack and loss of animal delights.
When you help someone through a health issue, positively impact someone's personal wealth, or take a sincere interest in their children, you engender life-bonding loyalty.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
In addition to world conflicts, the most challenging problem we face today is hunger, deprivation and social injustice. Because we're ruled by separate self-interest, we go on accumulating personal wealth, ignoring the well being of the others.
Every individual is a potential gold buyer, although he may not need the gold.
It may be added to the store of personal wealth, and passed from generation to generation as an object of family wealth. There is no other economic good as marketable as gold.
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
Liberals say they are for civil liberties and personal freedom, but they continue to advocate government regulation of business, redistribution of wealth, and various forms of social engineering to manipulate human relationships and attitudes.