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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / c. Wealth

[possession of money as a possible virtue]

18 ideas
Wealth is good if it is accompanied by virtue [Socrates]
Democritus says wealth is a burden to the virtuous mind [Democritus, by Seneca]
The best people are produced where there is no excess of wealth or poverty [Plato]
Virtue and great wealth are incompatible [Plato]
War aims at the acquisition of wealth, because we are enslaved to the body [Plato]
The virtue of generosity requires money [Aristotle]
The rich are seen as noble, because they don't need to commit crimes [Aristotle]
Rich people are mindlessly happy [Aristotle]
The endless desire for money is a crueller slavery than poverty [Democritus (attr)]
Small appetite makes poverty equal to wealth [Democritus (attr)]
All men except philosophers fear poverty [Cicero]
It is almost impossible for the rich to go to heaven [Jesus]
Why does your wife wear in her ears the income of a wealthy house? [Seneca]
There is far more scope for virtue if you are wealthy; poverty only allows endurance [Seneca]
If wealth was a good, it would make men good [Seneca]
Rational people judge money by needs, and live contented with very little [Spinoza]
People now find both wealth and poverty too much of a burden [Nietzsche]
Money does produce happiness, but only up to a point [Harari]