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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Possessing does Not Create Happiness


Before we set our hearts too much upon anything,
let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


In considering the above quote, think of money, of course, but also think of power, and of possessing a physically spectacular spouse.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
- John Lahr

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

A good life isn't measured in material goods.
There is no quicker path to misery than coveting your neighbors' stuff.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Pain of Envy

Burden of Jealousy

Comparisons are Odious

Grasping at the Shadow
    

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