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Or wealth in general?
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
-- Gautama Siddharta

The first wealth is health.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
-- Plato

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
-- John Wooden

He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.
-- Socrates
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Have to admit though, I become very grateful for the capitalist industrialization sort of wealth whenever my "first wealth" fails me and I need to go to the doctor, dentist, oculist, etc.

Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer. - Charles le Téméraire

by marco on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 08:53:15 PM EST
Wealth is having the capacity to exercise your full human potential.

In a capitalist society, that means having enough money to not have to give careful thought to the price of every purchasing decision you make. And it means living in a society where the systems of material provisioning work reliably.

There are other ways to organize society which do not place so great an emphasis on money. But a lot of them trade off the reliability of the provisioning systems.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 08:59:19 PM EST
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