If you're happy, you're
Happiness doesn't need a bank account.
Mary Christelle Macaluso
wealth can be a pathway to true and lasting happiness
because with it, we have a resource to provide for what
may be needed. Material wealth may be dependent on
many extraneous factors that can sometimes be outside our
control. Spiritual wealth can be within our control
because it is an "inside job." We are the
ones who determine how much or how little we open our
hearts and our minds. If we take inventory and find
ourselves lacking in spiritual wealth, we have the
opportunity to replenish the supply. Within us can
be found the necessary tools for building productive and
happy lives. We can access the ability to be useful
and, thereby, enjoy life, regardless of what may be taking
place around us. -John
we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our
wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
love each other, they are content with very little. When we have light and
joy in our hearts, we don't need material wealth. The most loving
communities are often the poorest. If our own life is luxurious and
wasteful, we can't approach poor people. If we love people, we want to
identify with them and share with them. -Jean
you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from
you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of
life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable
treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many
things that you learn you realize you have taught
yourself. -C. JoyBell C.
not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in
the thrill of creative effort. -Franklin D.
The great enemy of freedom
is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment
destroys the commonwealth-- that is, the natural wealth of localities and
the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community-- and so
destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and
practical means. -Wendell Berry
Seek not greater wealth, but
simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper
Wealth consists not in
having great possessions, but in having few wants.
is rich? He who rejoiceth in his portion. -The
It is wealth to be content.
wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
is wealthy? One who is happy with what they have.
Wealth is a relative thing
since those who have little and want less are richer than those who have
much but want more. -Charles Caleb Colton
of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle
class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home,
not at school. -Robert Kiyosaki
wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his
lifetime for the good of the community. -Andrew
The only question with
wealth is what do you do with it? -John D.
is good, love is wealth. -Doug Horton
more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it
would be a merrier world. -J.R.R.Tolkien
of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the
middle class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is
taught at home, not at school.
have no absolute right to my wealth; it comes from my ancestors,
my parents and from the billions of people who have worked before
me to learn, to develop, to create the foundations and wealth of
this planet. It is my turn to contribute to the progress of
humanity. I will be grateful for anything I am paid in
return. -Robert Muller
all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube it
would be about the size of an eight-room house. If a man got
possession of all that gold--billions of dollars worth--he could
not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience, or a
sense of eternity. -Charles F. Banning
greatest wealth is contentment with a
little. -English Proverb
So many people of wealth understand much more about making and saving money than about using and enjoying it. They fail to live because they are always preparing to live. Instead of earning a living they are mostly earning an earning, and thus when the time comes to relax they are unable to do so. Many a “successful” man is bored and miserable when he retires, and returns to his work only to prevent a younger man from taking his place.
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