The Book of Threes

Wealth, Income, and Power

Wealth, Income, and Power by G. William Domhoff September 2005 (updated July 2011) This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we use these two distributions as power indicators. Some of the information may come as a surprise to many people. In fact, I know it […]

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Francis Quarles

Francis Quarles (1592-1644) If thou desired to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider First how that wealth became put thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parents left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better, […]

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Frances Wayland

Frances Wayland (1796-1865) Wealth is not acquired, as many persons suppose, by fortunate speculations and splendid enterprises, but by the daily practice of industry, frugality, and economy.  He who relies upon these means will rarely be found destitute, and he who relies upon any other, will generally become bankrupt. 

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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (1819-91)  Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, leisure, and liberty.

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Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin "There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors – this is robery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein a man receives a real […]

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