William James: Grown Afraid to be Poor

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William James Money Quote saying we have made poverty a thing to fear, rather than appreciating and valuing the inner life, while scrambling for wealth is revered. William James said:
 
We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition Quote
 

“We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition” — William James

 
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