The woman who is content with small means always does her best work. She devotes her energies to that which is worth while and not to acquiring things with no true value.
And the difference between elegance and luxury is the difference between a graceful deer browsing the sufficient forest pasture, and a fat pig revelling in pit of plentiful garbage. (ew)
The difference between refinement and fashion is the difference between brains and clothing; between quality and quantity. It’s the difference between an Emerson or a Huxley and a Beau Brummel, a Lady GaGa, or any other worthless but elaborately decked carcasses. Just watch the Oscar’s or The Fabulous Life Of..
The difference between worthiness and being respected…hmm, I believe we should all strive to be like Henry George or Greg Mortenson; not like the owner of a bank, a trust, or any type of corporate entity. Over 100,000 people attended Henry’s funeral, and Mortenson co-founded Central Asia Institute which has educated over 60,000 children.
I believe that the wealthy woman has a good family, good friends, a good partner, and good kids. She have enough to take care of them, but not enough to spoil them. She is much happier than the woman who is rich enough to make certain that her children will be completely ruined by extravagance.
To listen to the stars and birds, babes and sages…to enjoy the noblest gifts that this earth has given to us. To enjoy and respect the true beauty of our world! He who takes more pleasure in a beautiful sunset than in the sight of a floozy with teased hair, artificial breasts and lofty manners, is truly happy :)
To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, and talk gently gives us a life of self-control, a life that is worth while, a life that leads to something, and a life that helps to forward the improvement of the human race.
The woman who awaits occasions doesn’t take moments for granted. The woman who hurries misses what’s happening because she spends all of her time awaiting her indefinite future as her present floats by.