Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. Youre not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and youre at peace with yourself. Learning lifes lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.
Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.
Together, We will make America strong again. We will make wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.
I am always someone who follows the research more than my self-interest. It certainly has not been in my self-interest to defend men. Ive gone from being quite wealthy, when I was defending women, to being quite poor defending men.
I got a lot of money, but when you wealthy, that mean that your children is ballin, your grandchildren is ballin.
Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system that is corrupt, that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesnt thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. Im just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasnt paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
Wealth is just consistency… I dont want to be rich. I want to be wealthy.
Theres no reason why children in inner cities or rural areas do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighborhoods. If we truly believe in giving all citizens a chance to pursue happiness and pursue their goals, then we cannot continue to marginalize entire groups of people.
No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as Im President, I never will.
Im a little lavish I must admit. But Im not really concerned with money. Being rich is not my goal, being wealthy is.
Why is the public so interested in movies about the wealthy? My answer is that Shakespeare wrote about kings. Thats where the action is. And its the classic, cathartic thing. You get to indulge in a lifestyle youre not part of, a tragic error leads to a downfall, and you get to say, Thank God Im not him.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
For me, democratic socialism is about – really, the value for me is that I believe that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live.
When people are desperate or wealthy, they turn to socialism; only when they have no other alternative do they embrace the free market. After all, lies about guaranteed security are far more seductive than lectures about personal responsibility.
Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent – even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.
What are called public schools in many of Americas wealthy communities arent really public at all. In effect, theyre private schools, whose tuition is hidden away in the purchase price of upscale homes there, and in the corresponding property taxes.
I have known healthy, wealthy people who were depressed, and people with critical illnesses who could honestly attest to joy.
Change is not in the hands of government, not in the hands of a leader or guru, and not in the hands of the powerful or wealthy. It is in our hands: the hands of each and every one of us.
Each and every year, the United States loses an estimated $100 billion a year in tax revenues due to offshore tax abuses by the wealthy and large corporations.
Im lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I dont want a Picasso on my wall; its great art, but its dead art to me. Id rather have a photograph by someone Ive never heard of that really inspires me.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
We need to consider a financial transactions tax. And we need to ask whether the top marginal tax rates are really appropriate, given that the effective tax rates paid by the wealthy are often actually lower than those paid by the rest of us.
Colleges prefer to enroll wealthy students because they know its more likely that theyll pay for full tuition without needing financial aid. Theyre also more likely to have parents who will donate large sums of money to the school. When the privileged students graduate, theyre expected to join the alumni association and also donate cash.