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Poverty with security is better than plenty
by Aesop

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Fear

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

 

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty,
and all forms of human life.
- John F. Kennedy

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually
there would be no wars and no poverty.
I have made myself personally responsible
for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
- Anais Nin

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

We will bankrupt ourselves in
the vain search for absolute security.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so,
a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our growing softness,
our increasing lack of physical fitness,
is a menace to our security.
- John F. Kennedy

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Better late than never.
- Proverb

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous


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