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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Grasping at the Shadow


Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
  [Read The Dog and the Shadow - A Fable by Aesop]

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect,
excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein


Further reading: This God Called Money

Attitude toward Gratitude

Discovery and Adventure, rather than Fear

The Shadow of Worry

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