If you love money, you will never be satisfied; if you long to be rich, you will never get all you want. It is useless. The richer you are, the more mouths you must feed. All you gain is the knowledge that you are rich. A working man may or may not have enough to eat, but at least he can get a good night’s sleep. A rich man, however, has so much that he stays awake worrying.
Money is an article that may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider of everything except happiness.
Here is a terrible thing that I have seen in this world; people save up their money for a time when they may need it, and then lose it all in some unlucky deal and end up with nothing left to pass on to their children. We leave this world just as we entered it– with nothing. In spite of all our work there is nothing we can take with us. It isn’t right! We go just as we came. We labour, trying to catch the wind, and what do we get? We have to live our lives in darkness and grief, worried, angry, ad sick.
–-(The Bible, Ecclesiastes 5:10).