Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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