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rich

Cynical Definitions

adj. According to Socialist doctrine, the holding in trust of the property of the indolent, the incompetent, the unthrifty, the envious, and the luckless. This definition has been discounted by the sane.

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Cynical Quotations

If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around.

— Christina Stead

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It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.

— Logan Pearsall Smith

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If work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.

— Bruce Grocott

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Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

— Benjamin Franklin

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him "Whose?"

— Don Marquis

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The tone of voice used is the same when somebody says "tax the rich" or "burn the Jews."

— Ralph Seifert

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