An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!


Joanna Baillie (1762-1851, British Romantic writer)


If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals.


Lillian Carter


I don't think about whether people will remember me or not. I've been an okay person. I've learned a lot. I've taught people a thing or two. That's what's important.


Julia Child (1912-2004, American gourmet cook, author, and television personality)


One day you've got to realize that resources don't belong to you. Work with God to plant the seeds in the lives of other people.


Jack Eckerd


No one has yet had the courage to memorialize his wealth on his tombstone. A dollar mark would not look well there.


Corra May Harris (1869-1935, American author)


So many of us define ourselves by what we have, what we wear, what kind of house we live in, and what kind of car we drive ... if you think of yourself as the woman in the Cartier watch and the Hermes scarf, a house fire will destroy not only your possessions but your self.


Linda Henley


The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us.


Etty Hillesum


We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as scaling down our wants. Not wanting some thing is as good as possessing it.


Donald Horban


I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.


Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960, American novelist)


To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world that I am able to change it in positive ways.


Maxine Hong Kingston


Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.


Grandma Moses (1860-1961, American artist)


Money never remains just coins and pieces of paper. Money can be translated into the beauty of living, a support in misfortune, an education, or future security.


Sylvia Porter


If I do have some success, I'd like to enjoy it, for heaven's sake! What is the point of having it otherwise?


Leontyne Price (1927, American opera singer)


What you become is what counts.


Liz Smith (1923-, American journalist, gossip columnist)


There is a great difference between satisfaction and satiation.


Mary Jane Sherfey


If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.


Dorothy Solle


We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


We are made loveless by our possessions.


Elizabeth of Thuringia


From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.


Sophie Tucker (1884-1966, Russian-born American singer)


When money is your god, you are never going to be fulfilled, you are never going to be happy, because no matter how much you have, it is not enough.


Ted Turner (1938-, American businessman, founder of CNN)


Why not learn to enjoy the little things -- there are so many of them.


Author Unknown


You can't take your money to heaven, but you can invest it for eternity.


Author Unknown


Not Possessions, but a Life Well Lived


Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957, American author, "Little House On The Prairie")


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