If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.
Even if you sleep in a thousand-mat room. you can only sleep on one mat.
To the discontented man no chair is easy.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Not he who has little, but he who wishes for more, is poor.
Choose rather to want less, then to have more.
-Thomas A. Kempis
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
One hundred years ago it was figured that the average American had 70 wants. A similar survey taken recently (in 1990s) his grandson had nearly 500 on his list.
-Beveridge Paper Co.
In a cemetery in England stands a grave marker with this inscription: SHE DIED FOR WANT OF THINGS. Alongside that sign is another which reads: HE DIED TRYING TO GIVE THEM TO HER.
-Our Daily Bread