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Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
Put simply, the rich pay a lot of taxes as a total percentage of taxes collected, but they don't pay a lot of taxes as a percentage of what they can afford to pay, or as a percentage of what the government needs to close the deficit gap.
Most actors are not rich - they are very poor indeed. What keeps them going is that they just love the job.
Berlusconi is a genius in communication. Otherwise, he would never have become so rich.
My dad never graduated high school. He was a printing salesman. We lived in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We weren't rich - but we felt secure.
Thomas Piketty assembles the facts to prove a central point about trickle-down economics: Doesn't work. Never did. He has cold, hard data showing how the rich keep getting richer and how the playing field is rigged against working families.
Perhaps because of my background as a graphic designer, I'm drawn to rich and beautiful colors.
I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
Being an actor is a good way to earn a living. And to meet fabulous people. It's great to live very comfortably. I've been lucky, I've had a lot of fun with great roles, but it is true that if I were extremely rich, I would stop and I would go to play football on a beach in the Caribbean with my children.
You can't have personal investors anymore because it's too expensive, so you have to have corporate investment or a lot of rich people.
It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office.
Planets that don't currently sport plate tectonics, such as Venus and Mars, are scarcely habitable. Tectonics might be a requirement of any world that aspires to a rich diversity of life.
Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
Robert G. Allen
The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
You know when you first get rich, and you, like, just buy everything that you see? I did that for several years. And I have sheds full of things, maybe sometimes nine copies of the same thing.
Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they're wrong. It's just the opposite.
Contrary to popular belief. It's much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich.
'Get a Job' is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done.
I'm very rich - in friends. I'm too nice a fellow. I give most of my money away.
We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
The Tea Party is but one manifestation of a widening perception that the game is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful.
If you work for Google or Apple, stock options give you a chance to share in the increasing value of the company. In the N.F.L., nothing like this happens; the players, though rich, are just working stiffs like the rest of us.
Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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