“Discontent is a fretting humour, which dries the brains, wastes the spirits, corrodes and eats out the comfort of life.”
“Who can be poor if he is rich toward God?
Rather, he is poor who, having much, craves still more.”
“There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
(G. K. Chesterton)
“Two-thirds of all the strifes, quarrels, and lawsuits in the world arise from one simple cause—money.”
“The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we form, the relations we enter into, they are only for a time. The things you live for now are all temporary and passing away. . . . They are poor ephemeral things which cannot last. Oh, do not love them too much! Do not grasp them too tightly! Do not make them your idols! You cannot keep them, and you must leave them!”
(J. C. Ryle)