Friday, January 4, 2008

"I Don't Care Too Much For Money, For Money Can't Buy Me Love"

It's January. Time to rebalance the portfolio, compute the net worth, add up last year's expenses, figure out this year's budget . . . and remind myself of the following:

For money you can have everything it is said. No that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.

-Arne Garborg, writer (1851-1924)

And furthermore:

Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.

- Jesus (Luke 12.15)

1 comment:

  1. Arnold, That is the best quote. I' think I'm gonna copy it in my cube.