One of my favorite new authors is Paul Callaway from Canada. In one of his books, he has a collection of "rich quotes" that one may reflect on for spiritual and personal growth. Here are some of them:
"Money has never yet made anyone rich" (Lucius Seneca, 4 B.C. - 65 A.D.).
"The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat" (Lily Tomlin).
"When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace; God is awake" (Victor Hugo).
"It is better to live rich than to die rich" (Samuel Johnson).
"No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his wallet. It is the heart that makes a man rich" (Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887).
"If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old" (Ed Howe).
"My attitude determines whether grief causes a disease in me or a glorious and everlasting reward" (S.I. McMillen).
"Circumstances and situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be" (John Miller, 1722-1791).
"With profound potential for good, suffering can also be a destroyer. Suffering can pull families together, uniting them through hardship, or it can rip them apart in selfishness and bitterness ... It all depends. On us. On how we respond." (Joni Eareckson Tada).
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He wouldn't trust me so much" (Mother Teresa).
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it" (George Moore, 1852 - 1933).
"I'd rather laugh in a tent than cry in a palace" (Bill Jensen).
"The stuff of earth competes for allegiance I owe only to the Giver of all good things" (Rich Mullins, 1955-1997).
"He is richest who is content with the least" (Socrates, 470-399 B.C.)
"Jesus wants us to see that the neighbor next door or the people sitting next to us on a plane or in a classroom are not interruptions to our schedule. They are there by divine appointment. Jesus wants us to see their needs, their loneliness, their longings, and He wants to give us the courage to reach out to them" (Rebecca Pippert).
"The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it" (William James, 1842-1910).
"You gave me everything to live with, and nothing to live for" (a teenager's suicide note to his parents).
"I would not trade one moment of heaven for all the joys and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years" (Martin Luther, 1483-1546).
"Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" (Mark Twain).