There’s a correlation between the number of digits on a man’s bank balance, and, the number of things that his woman is willing to forgive him for.
….I am inclined to think that these muscles and bones of mine would have gone off long ago to Megara or Boeotia-by the dog they would, if they had been moved only by their own idea of what was best.
…if I try to make only enough money for my family’ immediate needs, it may violate Scripture. …Even though earning just enough to meet the needs of my family may seem nonmaterialistic, it’s actually selfish when I could earn enough to care for others as well.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
The newly-minted captain admits the irony between the gold on his shoulders and the lack of gold in his pockets.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
If we were to gain God’s perspective, even for a moment, and were to look at the way we go through life accumulating and hoarding and displaying our things, we would have the same feelings of horror and pity that any sane person has when he views people in an asylum endlessly beating their heads against the wall.
I know perfectly well that it is impossible, according to arithmetic and scholarly books, to live in a far valley off a handful of ewes and two low yield cows. But we live, I say. You children all lived; your sisters now have sturdy children in far-off districts. And what you are now carrying under your heart will also live and be welcome, little one, despite arithmetic and scholarly books.
When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.
Stuff comes and stuff goes and the only thing that matters in the end is who you are inside, what you do and what make it leaves in the world.