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The Downside of Money

Riches enlarge, rather than satisfy appetite.
Thomas Fuller

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
Proverbs 15:16

Don’t trade the very stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.
Rita Brown

Somewhere along the line, people motivated only by money lose the edge.
Jeremy McGrath

My significance, my security, aren’t tied up in how well I play golf, whether I’m number one on the money list or 65th or 180th. This life is a short period of time, and we’re just passing through. So you sure don’t want your treasure to be down here.
Rick Fehr

Pursue Your Passion

If there’s one characteristic all winners share, it’s that they care more than anyone else. No detail is too small to sweat or too large to dream.
Jack Welch

Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, pursue one of your passions every day. Watch your health and esteem grow as you feed your soul through regular exercise of passionate interest.
Dr. Ellen McGrath

The most successful people are the ones who have a passion for what they do. They never get bored, they still look forward to their work, and that’s what keeps them going.
Yogi Berra

Passion is the key to success. Every achiever I’ve met is quick to admit that the passion for his or her dream made it happen.
Robert Schuller

The more excited you are about accomplishing something that is important to you, the more excited others will be about helping you do it. Emotions are contagious. The more passion you have for your life and your activities, the more charisma you will have, and the more cooperation you will gain from others.
Andrew Wood and Brian Tracy

A Full Life

Any person’s life is enriched by the passionate pursuit of something.
Gary Player

We should all add life to our years, not just years to our lives.
Robert Dedman

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.
Proverbs 13:7 (The Message)

I live by one principle: Enjoy life with no conditions. People say, “If I had your health, if I had your money, oh, I would enjoy myself.” It is not true. I would be happy if I were lying sick in a hospital bed. It must come from the inside. That is the one thing I hope to have contributed to my children, by example and by talk: to make no conditions, to understand that life is a wonderful thing and to enjoy it, every day, to the full.
Artur Rubinstein


My father helped us to understand that the richest things in life have little or nothing to do with their material assets. It is family, community and service to others that make us rich, and he was the living embodiment of that principle.
Michale Dukakis

The way to stay poor is to pretend to be rich.

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
St. John Chrysostom

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
B.C. Forbes

Do you want to be truly rich? You already are if you are happy and good.
1 Timothy 6:6 (TLB)

Achieve Your Dreams

Break down your problem into bits and it won’t overwhelm you. Setbacks won’t feel insurmountable. Big dreams will seem within reach.
Joe Torre

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.
James Allen

It’s possible to lose sight of your dream when you’re working hard in the trenches. That’s why it’s important to always keep your eye on the big picture. Keep it before you as a daily reminder – for motivation, inspiration and direction.
John Maxwell

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Walt Disney

Ask yourself: What would be a great thing to do with my life before I die? Whatever it is, decide to do it. If it’s more education you need, get it. If it’s more money you need, find it. Whatever you do – don’t blow the opportunities that are still before you. God is desperately trying to instill a dream into your imagination. Don’t torpedo it by saying it’s impossible.
Robert Schuller

A Lasting Impact

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pine

We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.
Douglas Lawson

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth which you have given away.
Marcus Martial

I want you to consider making your life one long gift to others. All that lasts is what you pass on. The rest is smoke and mirrors.
Stephen King


Generosity pays. So learn to initiate giving. What you give will enrich your life and come back to you many times over.
Robert Mondavi

The quickest generosity is the best.
Arabic Proverb

That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you feel as if it costs you nothing.
Simone de Beauvoir

It is wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
Max Lucado

You do not have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince.
Corinne Wells