quotes tagged with 'riches'

A truly rich man is the one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in children father riches unknown trueriches 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.


Author: Benjamin Disraeli, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in self worth service charity treasure riches worthofsouls divinepotential 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is 'finding his place in it', while really it is finding its place in him.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Screwtape LettersSaved by richardkmiller in prosperity riches worldliness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What a tragic end to such a gifted beginning! What a pathetic farewell to a life that held such promise! And where did it go wrong? It went wrong when ambition became more important than conviction; when corruption transcended fidelity; when power and wealth created a thirst for material goods that honest living could not satisfy. Could there be sadder words than these from the lips of a BYU-Idaho graduate fifty or sixty or seventy years from today: “Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye. Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal I serv’d my King [or my company or my country club or my BMW], he would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies.”

For BYU-Idaho students it must be the kingdom of God first and forever. Eternal possessions. The restored gospel. Family and friends. Truth and industry and love. Humility and sacrifice and faith. As you stand on the threshold of your bright and beautiful future, may heaven strip from you this very hour, this very instant, any budding taste you may be acquiring for unseemly wealth or authoritarian power or worldly acclaim. I pray you will always have money sufficient for your needs and I pray you will exert a righteous influence wherever life’s journey takes you in the business and professional world, but I ask you not to be lured by the siren song of avarice and greed, or the quest for unrighteous dominion over your fellow men and women.

Student life and student wages should have already taught you that to be happy you do not need the most expensive car, the most fashionable clothing, nor the most elegant furnishings in your home. Furthermore, in the years ahead, neither your self-esteem nor your standing before God will hinge on being at the top of the corporate pyramid.

Don’t advance yourself through compromise. Don’t feather your nest with what you’ve plucked dishonorably from another. Remember that in the end, surely God will be looking only for clean hands, not full ones.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Third Great Commandment and Other Thoughts, Brigham Young University-Idaho April 23, 2005Saved by rpage in sacrifice money humility conviction riches 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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