A Perspective on Wars and Wealth
"Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service."
What Wealth Consists of
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."
Why Wars are Caused
"Wars are caused by undefended wealth."
One Person's Experience on Wealth
"I started out with nothing. I still have most of it."
Cost of Being Wealthy
"It's so expensive to be rich."
Wealth and Worth Relative to People
"People's wealth and worth are very rarely related."
Wealthy Individuals and Their Possessions
"Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions."
What Wealth Does for Individuals
"The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it."