100+ Best Rich Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational rich quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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From food trucks to hot dog stands to county fair favorites, ‘street food’ has enjoyed a rich and storied history in American cuisine. However, street food has been around for thousands of years. In fact, street food is believed to have originated as far back as Ancient Rome. — Homaro Cantu

I worked at Barney’s selling clothes to lonely, rich white women. Every time I would look down on myself – hating my job, hating my life – I would think, ‘It’s a character study. Study these people, and you’ll have your SNL audition ready in, like, five minutes.’ — Brandon Uranowitz

In fact that is the struggle that most Americans – As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way. — Edwidge Danticat

Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history. — Fred Willard

A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. — William Shenstone

Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious. — Deng Xiaoping

To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects. — Raoul Vaneigem

Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich. — Naomi Klein

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there’s so much – and I don’t mean monetarily and I don’t mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! — Susan Powter

Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind. — Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The rich don’t exploit the poor. They just out-compete them. — David Brooks

Some have too much, yet still do crave; I little have, and seek no more. They are but poor, though much they have, And I am rich with little store. — Edward Dyer

With few exceptions, the leading women in philanthropy, notably Melinda Gates, are the wives or daughters of rich and powerful men. — Kavita Ramdas

The only thing I like about rich people is their money. — Nancy Astor

Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage. — Edward McKendree Bounds

The possessions of the rich are stolen property. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

You can never be too rich or too thin. — Wallis Simpson

A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich. — Ward McAllister

I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich. — Frederick Marryat

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. — Karl Marx

People like rich applications on their desktop, and there is no reason why you can’t have both a rich desktop and a light, cloud-based application framework. Why is it always either/or for people? — Jason Calacanis

As president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I have seen private equity firms plunder company after company, taking rich fees for themselves and cutting costs until there’s nothing left to cut. Time and again I’ve seen their reckless behavior drive companies to declare bankruptcy. — James P. Hoffa

It’s the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose. — Imelda Marcos

I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice. — George Edward Moore

They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers. — Frederic Bastiat

Design can successfully bind the ancient nomadic cultures with today’s global marketplace, ensuring the preservation of traditions and knowledge for further generations. This aspect of research is obviously rich in its business potential as well. — Yelena Baturina

I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man. — Themistocles

I am fairly rich. Money’s very handy, let’s face it. — Bob Hoskins

We used to do sock puppet shows for my auntie back in the day. Me and my friends would do accents of Englishmen, and we would sip tea and act like we were rich in front of the family, and they thought it was just hilarious, the level of perception that we had about things that we’d never experienced. — Keith Stanfield

We have so many rich people in Switzerland. They should take more responsibility for the general public. There is almost no tradition of philanthropy here anymore, unlike in the U.S. — Hansjorg Wyss

I never planned to be rich, frankly speaking. I was more interested in being free, and doing things. And money helps. But otherwise I was never that interested in it. — Alexander Lebedev

With eye upraised his master’s looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man’s guardian, and the poor man’s friend, The only creature faithful to the end. — George Crabbe

It doesn’t matter how rich you are – you know when you’re being ripped off. — Petter Stordalen

Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty. — Charles Peguy

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback. — Bill Griffith

People who are rich find it hard to understand the behavior of poor people. Economists are no exception, for they, too, find it difficult to comprehend the preferences and scarcity constraints that determine the choices that poor people make. — Theodore Schultz

I love Pittsburgh because it’s a humble city. It’s really grounded in its rich history and culture. — Kyle Abraham

We need business to understand its social responsibility, that the main task and objective for a business is not to generate extra income and to become rich and transfer the money abroad, but to look and evaluate what a businessman has done for the country, for the people, on whose account he or she has become so rich. — Vladimir Putin

Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. — Lynda Resnick

Contrary to popular belief. It’s much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich. — Mike Royko

Books were the window from which I looked out of a rather meager and decidedly narrow room onto a rich and wonderful universe. I loved the look and feel of books, even the smell… Libraries were treasure houses. I always entered them with a slight thrill of disbelief that all their endless riches were mine for the borrowing. — Zilpha Keatley Snyder

If no man could become rich in Peru, no man could become poor. — William Prescott

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. — William Henry Harrison

The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it’s by making poor people richer. — Marco Rubio

I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path. — Matthew Modine

If a rich person invests in a business, either directly or through stock purchases, it means business can grow and hire more people. — Terry Savage

To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery. — Edward M. Purcell

Plus-sized women shouldn’t think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn’t mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like. — Donatella Versace

If we’re not going to tax the rich anymore, we’re going to create class warfare. — Lewis Black

After a summer trip to Switzerland, which was rich in experiences, I started writing. In the beginning, I aimed at descriptions of nature and folk life until, as the years passed, the description of man became my chief interest. — Henrik Pontoppidan

If you are born into poverty, the chances are good that your children will be born into poverty. Find a way to give poor kids the same cognitive stimulus that rich kids receive, and they should end up with the same tools for success. — George Kaiser

As regards my feelings about drummers – there’s Buddy Rich, and then there’s everybody else. — Mel Torme

I had never been to Texas. I’d been through Texas, but I’m so glad to be back in a place that’s not L.A. or New York. To talk about Dallas, to talk about there being sweet tea on the catering table, it’s rich and saturated in American-ness. — Kelli Giddish

I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food. — Jennifer Ellison

Just as we should never balance the budget on the backs of the poor, so it is an economic delusion to think you can balance it only on the wallets of the rich. — George Osborne

If you go back, ‘The Great Gatsby’ would be a portrait of the rich and fortune made by business. — Robert Harris

I am so rich that I must give myself away. — Egon Schiele

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor. — Thomas Malthus

We were not as rich as the Rockefellers or Mellons, but we were rich enough to know how rich they were. — Louis Auchincloss

Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he’s a genius, and that’s all there is to it. — Mel Torme

One of my favorite passages in ‘Leaves of Grass,’ that breathless, exuberant poem so rich and full of innocence and joy and generosity and compassion, is ‘Mannahatta.’ — Cathleen Schine

As rich as Cincinnati was in live music, New York was even more. — Gunther Schuller

For a rich and reasonably successful guy, it is impossible not to enjoy your job; otherwise, why would you spend so much time and effort doing it? I am a great fan of Norilsk, and I like this kind of challenge. — Vladimir Potanin

You can tax the rich all you want. The problem is there aren’t enough of the rich. — Bob Packwood

If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it. — Elmore Leonard

You shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he’s too rich to kill. — Chill Wills

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. — Logan Pearsall Smith

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out. — Thomas Shepard

I think it’s good politics to beat up on big companies and rich people. — Sam Wyly

Who wouldn’t like to give up normal life? I mean, normal life, you know, is the second worst thing to death itself. I think normality is something that makes everything very static, and I try to make my days, my daily routines, as uneven and rich as possible. — Vik Muniz

We lived in the shadow of our rich relations. Mother was intent on keeping up with the people she was raised with, which was impossible. My father was a physician who wanted to be a rabbi but was weighed down by a great sense of obligation to support his family in style. — Stewart Stern

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. — Tony Hawk

Being rich and famous isn’t all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me. — Frida Lyngstad

People who don’t get rich are lazy or just have other priorities. — Sergey Galitsky

Rich means you have to stay there to maintain it. — Nell Carter

I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor. — Inga Muscio

Celebrities are nowhere as rich as some people think they are. — Robin Leach

I listened to my record and hear lots of influences. And it’s very rich… it’s got a wide spectrum. — Chantal Kreviazuk

There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life’s true meaning. — Ben Carson

Every time I talk about ‘The Shield’ I kind of talk about it from three perspectives, as if I’m three people, because I’m a fan of the show. I’m in love with all the other characters and their journeys and their work. But then, as an actor, I love getting this kind of rich material and having to do it. As my character, did my journey finish? — Benito Martinez

When I travel, there are no rules with my diet. I eat whatever looks good, but in small portions. Food is such a rich part of the travel experience. There is no way I would cut that out! — Zoe McLellan

I don’t know how anyone could vote Republican. It’s so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich. — Vivian Campbell

Mongolia is a country of rich and ancient heritage, unique culture and astounding natural beauty. It is a land of free and brave, peace-loving and hard-working people. — Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

I went to work in a woman’s home in Los Angeles as a mother’s helper. I worked there about two years. Went to school with all rich kids. I was the only poor kid in the school, and I was already insecure. But my voice saved me because I sang in school, and I was real popular because of my voice. — Georgia Holt

The music is just so rich and part of the culture there. I suddenly felt like I needed to go on this mission to make sure we save New Orleans because – not that I can save anything – but it’s so much part of what this country is, this whole mix of people coming together and doing this thing. — Harold Perrineau

Consistently rated the most peaceable of all countries in the world by the Global Peace Index, Iceland has reduced its military expenditure to zero, has no armed forces, and has reduced the inequality gap between rich and poor. — Scilla Elworthy

Faeries are associated with wild untamed nature, with art, and with death – so the folklore is rich with different stories to explore. — Holly Black

If you can actually count your money, then you’re not a rich man. — J. Paul Getty

Things change all the time, and they’ll probably never be the same again. It’s just the natural evolution of the human condition. Things change, and whatever it is is what it is. I mean, you try to start second guessing that, you either get rich or die broke. — Guy Clark

When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little. — Stephen Spender

In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor. — Ferdinand Mount

In all the world, rich people are very unpopular. — Victor Pinchuk

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty. — Henry Home

Its better to have a rich soul than to be rich. — Olga Korbut

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity. — Lucinda Franks

As a child, as far as I was concerned, my dad had an amazing job, and we had all the money we needed. My life was so fun and carefree that I didn’t realize at all that we weren’t rich – until I met someone rich. Still, I’ve never met a rich kid who grew up as happy as I did. — Artie Lange

My mother – she’s a good old classic Northern European socialist – she’s totally wonderful, but she raised me up believing that rich people have stolen their money from poor people. — Tobias Lindholm

I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all. — Aime Cesaire

In the rest of the world, rich people will give a donation, and businessmen give to charities. But in Mexico, the execution capacity of what we call the social sector is missing. I find it much more effective to set up the actual social organisation and then fund it with my money. — Ricardo Salinas Pliego

For me, French is so rich and so sacred that learning it is like learning a foreign language. — Fabrice Luchini

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