Posts Tagged ‘pleasures’

Oliver Goldsmith on Happiness and Frugality

Posted by admin on Friday, March 1, 2013

Oliver Goldsmith Money Quotation saying governments should learn to be frugal and avoid spending on superfluous programs to gain happiness for the citizens. Oliver Goldsmith said:

If frugality were established in the state, if our expenses were laid out rather in the necessaries than the superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness
— Oliver Goldsmith

William Shenstone on Appetite for Pleasures

Posted by admin on Thursday, February 21, 2013

William Shenstone Money Quotation saying there is a correlation between loud denouncement of cash with to those who most want what it can procure. William Shenstone said:

It happens a little unluckily that the persons who have the most infinite contempt of money are the same that have the strongest appetite for the pleasures it procures

— William Shenstone

Henry David Thoreau: Less Costly Pleasures

Posted by admin on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Henry David Thoreau Money Quote saying that men are richer who gain more pleasure from less costly experiences than from more expensive adventures.

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest
— Henry David Thoreau

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