„The wealthy are different than you and I: they have many more ways of having their wealth stripped away.“

Fuente: The Four Pillars of Investing (2002), Chapter 7, Misbehavior, p. 179.

Citas similares

Wilfred Thesiger Foto
Basil of Caesarea Foto

„You seem to have great possessions! How else can this be, but that you have preferred your own enjoyment to the consolation of the many? For the more you abound in wealth, the more you lack in love.“

—  Basil of Caesarea Christian Saint 329 - 379

Original: (el) ἀλλὰ μὴν φαίνῃ ἔχων κτήματα πολλά. Πόθεν ταῦτα; ἢ δῆλον ὅτι τὴν οἰκείαν ἀπόλαυσιν προτι μοτέραν τῆς τῶν πολλῶν παραμυθίας ποιούμενος. Ὅσον οὖν πλεονάζεις τῷ πλούτῳ, τοσοῦτον ἐλλείπεις τῇ ἀγάπῃ.
Fuente: Social Justice, To the Rich (c. 368), p. 43

Adam Roberts Foto
Franklin D. Roosevelt Foto

„Our revenue laws have operated in many ways to the unfair advantage of the few, and they have done little to prevent an unjust concentration of wealth and economic power.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

1930s, Message to Congress on Tax Revision (1935)
Contexto: The Joint Legislative Committee, established by the Revenue Act of 1926, has been particularly helpful to the Treasury Department. The members of that Committee have generously consulted with administrative officials, not only on broad questions of policy but on important and difficult tax cases. On the basis of these studies and of other studies conducted by officials of the Treasury, I am able to make a number of suggestions of important changes in our policy of taxation. These are based on the broad principle that if a government is to be prudent its taxes must produce ample revenues without discouraging enterprise; and if it is to be just it must distribute the burden of taxes equitably. I do not believe that our present system of taxation completely meets this test. Our revenue laws have operated in many ways to the unfair advantage of the few, and they have done little to prevent an unjust concentration of wealth and economic power.

Jim Henson Foto
Neal Stephenson Foto
Dinesh D'Souza Foto
Michael Moore Foto

„Today just 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.“

—  Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954

Speech delivered at Wisconsin Capitol in Madison (5 March 2011)
Claim found to be "true" by PolitiFact and others.
2011
Fuente: [Moore, Michael, America Is Not Broke, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-moore/america-is-not-broke_b_832006.html, 6 March 2011, Huffington Post, 11 August 2013]
Fuente: [Kertscher, Tom, Borowski, Greg, The Truth-O-Meter Says: True - Michael Moore says 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined, http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2011/mar/10/michael-moore/michael-moore-says-400-americans-have-more-wealth-/, 10 March 2011, PolitiFact, 11 August 2013]
Fuente: [Moore, Michael, Michael Moore, The Forbes 400 vs. Everybody Else, http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/must-read/forbes-400-vs-everybody-else, March 7, 2011, michaelmoore.com http://www.michaelmoore.com/, yes, 2011-03-09, 2014-08-28, http://web.archive.org/web/20110309211959/http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/must-read/forbes-400-vs-everybody-else]
Fuente: [Pepitone, Julianne, Forbes 400: The super-rich get richer, http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/22/news/companies/forbes_400/index.htm, 22 September 2010, CNN, 11 August 2013]
Fuente: [Johnson, Dave, 9 Pictures That Expose This Country's Obscene Division of Wealth, http://www.alternet.org/story/149918/9_pictures_that_expose_this_country%27s_obscene_division_of_wealth, 14 February 2011, Alternet, 11 August 2013]

Michael Bloomberg Foto
George Bernard Shaw Foto
Willie Mays Foto
Jonathan Ive Foto
William Morris Foto

„Beware, beware! for I have many a spell;
If greed of power and gold have led thee on,
Not lightly shall this untold wealth be won.“

—  William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896

The Earthly Paradise (1868-70), The Lady of the Land
Contexto: What man art thou that thus hast wandered here,
And found this lonely chamber where I dwell?
Beware, beware! for I have many a spell;
If greed of power and gold have led thee on,
Not lightly shall this untold wealth be won.
But if thou com'st here knowing of my tale,
In hope to bear away my body fair,
Stout must thine heart be, nor shall that avail
If thou a wicked soul in thee dost bear;
So once again I bid thee to beware,
Because no base man things like this may see,
And live thereafter long and happily.

Meg Cabot Foto
David Foster Wallace Foto

„I wish you way more than luck.“

—  David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Fuente: This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Bill Watterson Foto
Alain-René Lesage Foto
Henri Barbusse Foto

„War kills wealth as it does men; it goes away in ruins and smoke, and one cannot fabricate gold any more than soldiers.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi
Contexto: We cannot say out of what historical conjunctions the final tempests will issue, nor by what fancy names the interchangeable ideals imposed on men will be known in that moment. But the cause — that will perhaps everywhere be fear of the nations' real freedom. What we do know is that the tempests will come.
Armaments will increase every year amid dizzy enthusiasm. The relentless torture of precision seizes me. We do three years of military training; our children will do five, they will do ten. We pay two thousand million francs a year in preparation for war; we shall pay twenty, we shall pay fifty thousand millions. All that we have will be taken; it will be robbery, insolvency, bankruptcy. War kills wealth as it does men; it goes away in ruins and smoke, and one cannot fabricate gold any more than soldiers. We no longer know how to count; we no longer know anything. A billion — a million millions — the word appears to me printed on the emptiness of things. It sprang yesterday out of war, and I shrink in dismay from the new, incomprehensible word.
There will be nothing else on the earth but preparation for war. All living forces will be absorbed by it; it will monopolize all discovery, all science, all imagination.

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