March 29, 2007 at 7:13 am
“The want of goods is easily repaired,
but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.”
-Michel de Montaigne
Entry filed under: quotations.
What’s really in pet food? Literature nerd
Nicola | March 29, 2007 at 7:40 am
Bice | March 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm
I never tire of a good quote. It’s like textual dessert.
Penseroso | March 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm
I love Montaigne. I’ve thumbed several editions to shreds. I always have that book by my bedside.
Speaking of poverty, another wise man, whose name I’ve forgotten, had this to say:
“Money does not buy happiness. A man with ten million dollars is no happier than one with nine million.”
icedmocha | March 29, 2007 at 3:07 pm
Hi Nicola. It is, isn’t it?
“Textual dessert” – oh, that’s excellent, Bice.
LOL, Penseroso. That’s a good one.
Chantal | March 30, 2007 at 4:12 am
Hello Iced Mocha….This quote is an excellent one….it reminds me of a little mantra I have to help me get through times when I feel I’m lacking (i.e. feeling sorry for myself): All I have is all I need, all I need is all I have. Whether it’s something material or spiritual or emotional that I feel I SHOULD have, reflecting on the moment right now helps to put things in perspective & generally I can do without whatever it was that I thought I couldn’t.
de Montaigne is right…we need to feed our souls first.
Thanks for helping to nourish ours through your insights! 🙂
dio | March 30, 2007 at 11:09 am
One can live a successful life on this alone.
icedmocha | March 31, 2007 at 5:07 pm
Chantal – thank you for your visit and your comment.
“All I have is all I need, all I need is all I have.” I like that very much.
icedmocha | March 31, 2007 at 5:12 pm
Yes, dio, it’s a good one, isn’t it?
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