10 Harsh Truths About Life, Money and Happiness

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“There is another apt Latin expression: Materiam superabat opus. (The workmanship is better than the material.) The material we’ve been given genetically, emotionally, financially, that’s where we begin. We don’t control that. We do control what we make of that material, and whether we squander it.” — Ryan Holiday

“ It is easier to purchase products that denote superiority than to actually be superior in economic achievement.”

— Thomas J. Stanley, Millionaire Next Door

“Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”

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