An A-Z of business quotations: Wealth

The Economist:

THIS is the final instalment of our business quotations series. Perhaps fitting, then, that we end with wealth. The creation of wealth is, after all, the ultimate purpose of business.

“Believe not much them that seem to despise riches, for they despise them that despair of them.”
Francis Bacon, philosopher (1561–1626), Of Riches

“If I was as rich as Rockefeller I’d be richer than Rockefeller, because I’d do a bit of window cleaning on the side.”
Ronnie Barker (pictured), comedian (1929–2005)

“Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.”
The Bible, Ecclesiastes 5:10