Freedom is the courage to sacrifice for what we want. And everything we want has a price. There’s a price for every freedom, something to be given up for every liberty. It’s up to us to weigh the price we must pay for each of our freedoms. Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one – but there is a price. You are free to do whatever you like. You need only face the consequences. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners
of their own minds.
Riches lie within us, not in material possessions. Our real riches are riches of the head and heart.
Satisfaction comes from appreciating what we have. Wealth without enjoyment is little consolation.
Our real prosperity lies in being thankful. There are two ways of being happy; we must either
diminish our wants or augment our means. People want riches; they need fulfilment. It is not the man who has little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Getting anything changes it from being desirable to just being taken for granted. Money is a good servant, but a poor master.
Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living. There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants – more than anything else – to become rich. As long as they don’t have the money, it’ll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they’ll understand how important other things are – and have always been. Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal
ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.