Rich Man Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rich man quotes, rich man sayings, and rich man proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.     

Warren Buffett

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.     

John Ruskin

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.     

W. C. Fields

A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.     

Spanish Proverb

As a rich man, when you mock the poor you fail the test of wealth.      

Felix Wantang

The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this—the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.     

Sir Walter Ralegh

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'      

Don Marquis

When asked what was the proper time for supper If you are a rich man, whenever you please and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.     

Diogenes the Cynic

Though the rich man's dinner goes in at his mouth, the poor man must often be content to dine though his nose.     

Edwin L. Arnold

A rich man is one who isn't afraid to ask the salesperson to show him something cheaper.     

Jack Benny

No matter how hard you climb, there are always the rich above you, who got there without effort. Lucky stiffs, holding you down, making you discontent so you buy more of the crap advertised on television.     

John Updike

Riches naturally gain a man a favourable reception in the world, and give merit a double lustre, when a person is endowed with it; and supply its place, in great measure, when it is absent. Tis wonderful to observe what airs of superiority fools and knaves, with large possessions, give themselves above men of the greatest merit in poverty.     

Wellins Calcott

What is it to be rich? It is to have an assured income in excess of expenditures, and to have no occasion for anxiety for the morrow. It is to be above the necessity of living from hand to mouth. It is to be able (or to have grounds to insanely suppose one's self to be able) to live outside of God's providence.     

William Batchelder Greene

The rich man gets his ice in the summer and the poor man gets his in the winter.     

Polish Proverb

Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage under that name and pretext of commonwealth.     

Thomas More

Capitalism is a social system owned by the capitalistic class, a small network of very wealthy and powerful businessmen, who compromise the health and security of the general population for corporate gain.     

Suzy Kassem

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.     

Andrew Jackson

If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.     

J. Paul Getty

A rich man's joke is always funny.     

Thomas Edward Brown