The most deplorable poverty is that of a man who has more than
he needs but feels he does not have enough. To possess money is well and
good; it maybe a most valuable tool we could have but to be possessed by
it is to be possessed by a devil, and one of the meanest and worst devil
who struggles much in becoming rich. Our happiness lies in the
joy of achievement, the thrill of creative effects and sharing something
with others to inform, to entertain, to inspire and to motivate them but
not to brag.
When we die, our money remains in the bank, yet when we are
still alive, many of us think that we donít have enough money to spend.
the story goes a business tycoon in China passed away. His widow, left
with $1.9 billion in the bank and married his chauffeur. His chauffeur
said, ďAll the while, I thought I was working for my boss but it is only
now that I realize that my boss was all the time working for me.Ē
Misers are no fun to live with, but they make great
ancestors. ~Tom Snyderr
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live
on and nothing to live for. Our best wealth consists not in having great
possessions but in having few wants. The real measure of wealth is how
much we would be worth if we lost all our possessions.
it is more important to live longer than to have more wealth; to have a
strong and healthy body. It really doesnít matter who is working for
If your treasure is on Earth, you are going from it; if
it is in Heaven, you are going to it.
The joy in life comes not through wealth and ownership but
through a wise, loving and grateful heart. The way to get a meaningful
life is to devote ourselves to loving others.
We could dedicate ourselves to creating something that gives us
a momentous life by using things not by loving them and loving others
not by using them. At the end, it is what we have scattered not what we
have gathered that will tell what kind of life we had and how we will be
remembered by whom and for what. And that is something we really have to
money are the heaviest burden of life, and the unhappiest of all
mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to
use. -Samuel Johnson