Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
— Albert Schweitzer
Success means not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.
— Christopher Reeve
Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like the angels.
— Roswell Hitchcock
A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth, and spreading fertility; it is, therefore, more delightful to give than to receive.
I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world.
— Martin Luther
If I find myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
— C.S. Lewis
Although we have to struggle through this one brief hour of toil and conflict, an hour with God in glory will make up for it all.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
— William Shakespeare
One evening a little girl was taking a walk with her father. Looking up at the stars she exclaimed, “Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be like?”
— Billy Graham
It’s not that I’m not grateful for all this attention. It’s just that fame and fortune ought to add up to more than fame and fortune.
— Robert Fulgham
If I’m such a legend, why am I so lonely?
— Judy Garland
No matter how hard I try, I’m never going to be the perfect person. The one time I tell somebody that I’m tired and that I don’t want to sign another autograph, that person gets a whole different feeling about Michael Jordan. So my job really never ends.
— Michael Jordan
Fame is a pearl many dive for and only few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.
— Louisa May Alcott
I love playing tennis and I love winning titles. But I realized I wouldn’t be any happier in my life in general if I won or lost. Sure, in the tennis part of my life I’d be much happier. But winning, money, riches or fame doesn’t make you happy. For my tennis career, this is great. But as far as being Venus, it doesn’t really make a huge difference.
— Venus Williams
If you are spending all of your money as it comes to you, week by week or month by month, you are working in a tread mill. At the end of the month you are no nearer the end of your ambitions than you were at the beginning.
— J.A. Jayne
Spend less than you earn.
— Andrew Tobias
Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves.
— Lord Chesterfield
If it were not for holes in the pocket, we should all be rich. A pocket is like a cistern, a small leak at the bottom is worse than a large pump at the top.
— Henry Ward Beecher
If you live according to the requirements of nature, you will never be in want; if according to the fashions of the world you will never be rich.
— Sir Walter Scott
Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
— Samuel Johnson
Who goeth a borrowing
Goeth a sorrowing.
— Thomas Tusser
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
— Proverbs 22:7
The Bible discourages debt because it presumes upon the future – and on God.
— Ron Blue
Consumer debt is an equal-opportunity marriage destroyer. It does not matter if couples are rich or poor, working class or middle class. If they accrue substantial debt, it puts a strain on their marriage.
— Jeffrey Dew
Fearing that we may miss a “golden opportunity,” we often buy things we can’t afford – and regret it later.
— Ron Blue
You need to make very specific plans if you ever hope to accomplish your financial goals. Until you do, why should you believe that God will entrust more to you? Manage well the portion that you now have and God will be able to entrust even more to you.
— Larry Burkett
Tithing – that is, giving 10% of your earnings to the work of God – is one of the best guarantees of prosperity ever known. Many of the world’s richest individuals and most successful people have been devout tithers.
— Jack Canfield
On a good bargain think twice.
— George Herbert
The happiest and most joyful people are those who give money and serve.
— Dennis Ramsey
The worst heart trouble is to have no charity in your heart.
— Bob Hope
The rich man who achieves a degree of greatness achieves it not because he hoards his wealth, but because he gives it away in the interest of good causes.
— Benjamin Mays
It’s easy to find unhappy people who have received much; it’s hard to find unhappy people who have given much.
— David Young
I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income for charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applies and to do the most good of which it is capable.
— Thomas Jefferson