„For all the chatter that Britain has moved beyond class, recent studies have found that it determines the life chances of British people more today than at any point since the Second World War… A child born into a rich family in Britain will almost certainly live and die rich, while a child born into a poor family will almost certainly live and die poor.“

Britain - a caste society?, JohannHari.com, January 29, 2006, 2007-01-26 http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=789,

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Johann Hari
britischer Journalist und Kolumnist 1979

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„I was born poor, I have lived poor, I wish to die poor.“

—  Pope Pius X Catholic Pope and saint 1835 - 1914

His last will, as quoted in an obituary in The Maine Catholic Historical Magazine (1914) Volumes 3-6, p. 17

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„When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, buch The Devil and the Good Lord

Quand les riches se font la guerre, ce sont les pauvres qui meurent.
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
Quelle: Le diable et le bon dieu

Thomas Love Peacock Foto

„Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.“

—  Thomas Love Peacock, buch Crotchet Castle

Crotchet Castle, chapter III (1832).

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Samuel Johnson Foto

„It is better to live rich, than to die rich.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

April 17, 1778
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), Vol III

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„If you're born poor it's not your fault, but if you die poor it's your fault.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955

Quoted in various publications, without any further sourcing. The quote is dubious in view of the Gates Foundation's public mission, "to lift people out of hunger and extreme poverty." Gates was born to an affluent family.
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Glen Cook Foto

„Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true.“

—  Glen Cook, buch Water Sleeps

Quelle: Water Sleeps (1999), Chapter 87 (p. 314)

Robert T. Kiyosaki Foto

„Poor people are more greedy than rich people“

—  Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

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Oscar Wilde Foto

„There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Der Sozialismus und die Seele des Menschen

The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)

Benoît Mandelbrot Foto

„It is beyond belief that we know so little about how people get rich or poor, about how it is they come to dwell in comfort and health or die in penury and disease.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot Polish-born, French and American mathematician 1924 - 2010

Quelle: The (Mis)Behavior of Markets (2004, 2008), Ch. 13, p. 254–255
Kontext: It is beyond belief that we know so little about how people get rich or poor, about how it is they come to dwell in comfort and health or die in penury and disease. Financial markets are the machines in which much of human welfare is decided; yet we know more about how our car engines work than about how our global financial system functions. We lurch from crisis to crisis. In a networked world, mayhem in one market spreads instantaneously to all others—and we have only the vaguest of notions how this happens, or how to regulate it. So limited is our knowledge that we resort, not to science, but to shamans. We place control of the world's largest economy in the hands of a few elderly men, the central bankers.

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