Men lust, but they know not what for;
They wander, and lose track of the goal;
They fight and compete, but they forget the prize;
They spread seed, but spurn the seasons of growth;
They chase power and glory, but miss the meaning of life.
-- George Gilder
The love of well-being has now become the predominant taste of the nation; the great current of human passions runs in that channel and sweeps everything along in its course.
- Tocqueville, Democracy in America
The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.
- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (I.1096a5)
Riches are apt to betray a man into arrogance.
- Thomas Addison
"The loser says it may be possible, but it's difficult; the winner says it may be difficult, but it's possible." Althea Gibson tennis legend
"When you change your mind you can change your life."-Clifton Taulbert