Connexions Quotations

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Wealth and The Rich

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
- Jesus

The amassing of unfettered wealth of individuals and corporations should stop. The inheritance of rich people’s wealth by their children should stop. The expropriators should have their wealth expropriated and redistributed.
- Arundhati Roy

The conspicuously wealthy often turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.
- Eugene Debs - Eugene Debs

The only part of the so-called national wealth that actually enters into the collective possessions of modern peoples is their national debt.
- Karl Marx

Real wealth is not the possession of property but the recognition that our deepest need, as human beings, is to keep developing our natural and acquired powers to relate to other human beings. Real poverty is the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things.
- Grace Lee Boggs

The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.
- C.L.R. James
  The Black Jacobins

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

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