Ive been making a list of the things they dont teach you at school. They dont teach you how to love somebody. They dont teach you how to be famous. They dont teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They dont teach you how to walk away from someone you dont love any longer. They dont teach you how to know whats going on in someone elses mind. They dont teach you what to say to someone whos dying. They dont teach you anything worth knowing.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
Thats why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
Dont Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; its the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.
That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wifes slain body in his arms.
Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.
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Id rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody elses mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of ones own place and economy.
In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers…
Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody elses legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?
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.
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Dont blow off anothers candle for it wont make yours shine brighter.
If youve got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, youve got 71 cents left; But if youve got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, youve still got seventeen grand. Theres a math lesson for you.
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Id like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
We got so much food in America were allergic to food. Allergic to food! Hungry people aint allergic to shit. You think anyone in Rwandas got a fucking lactose intolerance?!
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but lifes prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantlyonly then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
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