Needs vs Wants

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The Simple Life:  Woman Reading.

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Benjamin Franklin.

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” Epictetus.

“Happiness is there where wants and needs are small, but the desire to give is big.”  Debasish Mridha.

“When we confuse the needs with the desires; all the struggles we take lead to failure and disappointment.”  M.F. Moonzajer.

“I wish people could accomplish everything they want so they could learn its not everything they need.”   Orrin Woodward.

5 thoughts on “Needs vs Wants”

  1. Thank you for your comments, Rosaliene! Yes, each quote does hold a slightly different reflection by each author. Yet, the notions forms a progressive and sequential development of the theme/tale.


    1. Yes quite right, iNSPiRED! A pure focus on accumulating money is destructive! Happiness starts with the important and simple blessings e.g. simple life, family, friends etc. Nevertheless, we should wisely use what we have (time, energy, money) to help others and so on. 🙂

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