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If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Men never think their fortunes too great, nor their wit too little.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Riches enlarge, rather than satisfy appetites.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

There is a perpetual frost in the pockets of some rich people; as soon as they put their hands into them, they are frozen so they cannot draw out their purses. Had I my way, I would hang all misers; but reversing the common mode, I would hang them up by the heels, that their money might run out of their pockets.
- Rowland Hill

    Author: Assorted Authors

Five, or six, ten people shall be made temporarily wretched because one person, unconsciously perhaps, yet supremely, egotistic and selfish, has never learned to control his disposition and bridle his tongue.

    Author: James H. Aughey

You may as soon fill a bag with wisdom, a chest with virtue, or a circle with a triangle, as the heart of man with anything here below. A man may have enough of the world to sink him, but he can never have enough to satisfy him.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

One gains by losing self for others and not by hoarding for oneself.

    Author: Watchman Nee

I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always, when we come to apply our general doctrine to our own case, to claim an exception.

    Author: William Wilberforce

All God's plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them.... But men's plans ignore the offence of the cross or despise it. Men's plans have no profound, stern or self-immolating denial in them. Their gain is of the world.

    Author: E.M. Bounds

There is nothing more appalling than the wholesale way in which unthinking people plead to the Almighty the richest and most spiritual of His promises, and claim their immediate fulfillment, without themselves fulfilling one of the conditions either on which they are promised or can possibly be given.

    Author: Henry Drummond

Desires are the pulses of the soul;--as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.

    Author: Thomas Manton

The pursuit of things robs me of investing more in the work of Christ.

    Author: Jack Hyles

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