Jesus said, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15). Living, the real thing, doesn’t consist of things at all, because things cannot truly satisfy. They may temporarily satisfy the body, but they can never satisfy the soul or the spirit that cries out to God its Father for the joy and happiness and the eternal fulfillment that only God can give.
—David Brandt Berg
Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men.
Mahatma Gandhi identified the seven sins in the world as wealth without work, pleasure before conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle.
Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you wouldn’t sell for money.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.