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





The covetous man is always poor.


Claudius Claudianus (340-410, Egyptian Latin poet)


I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.


Eleanora Duse


All fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind.


The Panchatantra


He who curbs his desires will always be rich enough.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


He is poor who does not feel content.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.


Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885, American humorist)


True affluence is not needing anything.


Gary Snyder


To be satisfied with what one has; that is wealth. As long as one sorely needs a certain additional amount, that man isn't rich.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


He who is content in his poverty is wonderfully rich.


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