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September 29, 2013

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“They have more money than you and this is what they do.”

Good fortune—whether inheritance, success, health, love—can make us generous, noblesse oblige, we can appreciate our lives…or we can show off and form cliques to keep losers out and close ourselves to reality and revel in our lazy unearned and hoarded privilege…and in so doing, we lose our own life, lonely, eating our gold and dying of a starved soul.

And 10 Wise Quotes on Wealth:

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. ~ Confucius

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” ~ Bob Marley

“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable” ~ Adam Smith

“There is the moral of all human tales;” “Tis but the same rehearsal of the past, First Freedom, and then Glory — when that fails, Wealth, vice, corruption, — barbarism at last. And History, with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page” ~ Lord Byron

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. ~  Oliver Goldsmith

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” ~ Louis Brandeis U.S. Supreme Court Justice

True wealth is more rare, and yet any of us can afford it: yun.

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