Gathergold was dead and buried; and the oddest part of the matter was, that his wealth, which was the body and spirit of his existence, had disappeared before his death, leaving nothing of him but a living skeleton, covered over with a wrinkled, yellow skin.
Instead of the rich man's wealth and the warrior's sword, he had but a tongue, and it was mightier than both together.
Alexandrus and Menelaus are to fight for Helen in single combat, that she and all her wealth may go with him who is the victor.
If Alexandrus kills Menelaus, let him keep Helen and all her wealth, while we sail home with our ships; but if Menelaus kills Alexandrus, let the Trojans give back Helen and all that she has; let them moreover pay such fine to the Achaeans as shall be agreed upon, in testimony among those that shall be born hereafter.
The feeling, from being morbid, was changed to a healthful and active desire to emulate the character, the condition, and, peradventure, the wealth
of their ancestors also.
To you, with boundless wealth
, there will be depths of happiness which you will never probe, joys which, if you have the wit to see them at all, will be no more than a mirage to you.
He has wealth
, great wealth
, and commands great wealth
in every city.
Your reckless pursuit of wealth
, your return here, the use you are making of my husband and me, are all means towards some end.
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand; They whom I favour thrive in wealth
amain, While virtue, valour, wisdom, sit in want.
We will say, for the sake of round figures, that the total production of wealth
in the United States is one year is four billion dollars.
She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with is neighbour as he hurries after wealth
By dint of an ingenious counsel, and a legal flaw, he escaped; but only to undergo a worse punishment; for, some years afterwards, his house was broken open in the night by robbers, tempted by the rumours of his great wealth
, and he was found murdered in his bed.
When a country is fully developed and its production keeps pace with its consumption, if private wealth
is to increase as well as the wealth
of the community at large, there must be exchanges with other communities, which will keep a balance on the right side of the balance-sheet.
I listened in admiration, and wanting to draw him out, that he might go on--Yes, Cephalus, I said: but I rather suspect that people in general are not convinced by you when you speak thus; they think that old age sits lightly upon you, not because of your happy disposition, but because you are rich, and wealth
is well known to be a great comforter.
The injustice of his sentence was very flagrant; all Paris was indignant; and it was judged that his religion and wealth
rather than the crime alleged against him had been the cause of his condemnation.