Book Review: The Richest Man In Babylon

We’ve been under punishment for quite some time, and there’s no better way to spend your time out than investing it in a good book. In today’s post, I’m reviewing The Richest Man in Babylon by George S.Clason. I’ve spent my reading time going through old-time classics so let’s get into it.


Book: The Richest Man in Babylon.

Pages: 114

Goodreads Synopsis

The Richest Man in Babylon is considered as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. Revealed inside are the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money and making money earn more money.


Providing financial wisdom through parables, ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ was originally a set of pamphlets, written by the author and distributed by banks and insurance companies. These pamphlets were later bundled together, giving birth to a book. In this new rendering by Charles Conrad, the classic tale is retold in clear, simple language for today’s readers. These fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and it’s accompanying joys.


As the Goodreads Synopsis suggests, The Richest Man in Babylon renders it’s lessons through parables. I found it a quick and interesting read. My favourite parables were those of Akard, Rodan and Dabasir.


Apart from the quotes, my greatest takeaways is the current financial wisdom was used in Babylon, and it worked. The book also explains these financial pieces of advice in a palatable and doable way.


Here are my favourite quotes from the book:

Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding.


A fat purse quickly empties if there be no golden streams to refill it.


Every gold piece you save is a slave to work for you. Every copper it earns is a slave that can also earn for you. If you would become wealthy, then what you save you must earn, and its children must earn, that all may help to give to you the abundance you crave.


Opportunity is a haughty goddess who waste no time with those who are unprepared.


Provide in advance for the needs of they growing age and the protection of thy family.


Wealth that stayeth to give enjoyment and satisfaction to its owner comes gradually, because it is a child born of knowledge and persistent purpose.


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