Wanna be…..Rich?

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”
~ Proverbs 22:7

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.”
~ J. Paul Getty

“Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards”
~ Elbert Hubbard

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”
~ W. C. Fields

“Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.”
~ Euripides

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.”
~ Sholom Aleichem

“Rich men’s sons are seldom rich men’s fathers.”
~ Herbert Kaufman

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.”
~ John Steinbeck

“Never rob your character to enrich your pocket.”
~ James Lendall Basford

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.”
~ Christopher Rice

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
~ Edmund Burke

“We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
~ Mother Teresa

“The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.”
~ Sholom Aleichem

“To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.”
~ Richard Baker

“Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Virtue: The Fruit Of The Spirit

“(22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23)gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
~ Bible: Galatians 5:22, 23.

“Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

“Persevere in virtue and diligence.”
~ Plautus

“A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.”
~ Ruth Benedict

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty. the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.”
~ Voltaire

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
~ Maya Angelou

“All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.”
~ Aristotle

“Virtue is its own reward.”
~ Cicero

“If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.”
~ English Proverb

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.”
~ Laozi

“The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.”
~ F. H. Bradley

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”
~ Confucius

“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.”
~ Plato

“Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.”
~ Eric Zorn

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
~ Confucius

“Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.”
~ Alexander Pope

The Great Estate

“In so far as Government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels, so that every poor man may have a home.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.”
~ Akira Mori

“The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.”
~ Andrew Carnegie

“To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients’ best interests first. When you do, personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.”
~ Anthony Hitt

“It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can’t fly away.”
~ Anthony Trollope

“Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me. Real Estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk.”
~ Armstrong Williams

“A little house well filled, A little land well till’d and a little wife well will’d are great riches.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Real estate is the best investment for small savings. More money is made from the rise in real estate values than from all other causes combined.”
~ William Jennings Bryan

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care it is about the safest investment in the world.”
~ Franklin D Roosevelt

“Remember, anyone can do it-not everyone will. The only question is: will you?”
~ Gary W. Keller

“No investment on earth is so safe, so sure, so certain to enrich its owner as undeveloped realty. I always advise my friends to place their savings in realty near some growing city. There is no such savings bank anywhere.”
~ Grover Cleveland

“Some people look for a beautiful place others make a place beautiful.”
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Current real estate prices aren’t high because they have been driven up by irresponsible speculation. As was often the case in the past. Prices have risen because a constantly increasing population with money to invest has been created – and continues to be created.”
~ J.Paul Getty

“In Real Estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.”
~ Jeff Greene

“I have always like real estate; farmland, pasture land, timberland and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like ‘the good Earth’ the foundation of all our wealth.”
~ Jesse H. Jones

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep.”
~ John Stuart

“Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy.”
~ John Jacob Astor

“Buying real estate is not the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”
~ Marshall Fields

“A man complained that on his way home to dinner he had every day to pass through that long field of his neighbors. I advised him to buy it and it would never seem long again.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger Is A Killing Thing

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
~ Buddha

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
~ Albert Einstein

“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.”
~ English saying

“Anger is one letter short of danger.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.”
~ Ben Franklin

“A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.”
~ Ben Franklin

“A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.”
~ Maori

“Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.”
~ German Proverb

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
~ Chinese Proverb

“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.”
~ Korean saying

“Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.”
~ Tagalog (Filipino) saying

“The anger of the prudent never shows.”
~ Burmese saying

“He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.”
~ Sallust

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
~ Stephen Hawking

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.”
~ Wayne Dyer

“Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.”
~ Louis L’Amour

“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”
~ Indira Gandhi

“He who angers you conquers you.”
~ Elizabeth Kenny

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”
~ BIBLE, Proverbs 29:11

Empathy: The Greatest Virtue

“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.”
~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy.”
~ Bryant H. McGill

“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.”
~ John Steinbeck

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”
~ Roger Ebert

“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.”
~ William Fritz

“You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example.”
~ Judy Sheindlin

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”
~ Maya Angelou

“Stories teach us empathy. They reveal to us ourselves in the skins of others.”
~ Justin Simien

“Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.”
~ Eric Zorn

“Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen enemy, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.”
~ R.A. Salvatore