Another excerpt from my latest book, Simple Realities (The pathway to happiness and success), which is now available at and on Kindle.

             People who think money is the only security will never have real security because real security comes from family, friends, knowledge, skills and attitude, not from the amount of money one has. The problem with basing your self-worth on money is that when you’re with people richer than you, you’re tempted to feel inferior, and when you’re with people poorer than you, you’re tempted to feel superior; neither is necessarily so.

             The richest person is always the one with the least needs.

             The only real wealth is health.

             Don’t talk about money with people who have a whole lot more or a whole lot less of it than you do.

             The cost of anything really worthwhile is not money; it’s work, love and self-sacrifice.

             Money is a bad master but a great servant.

             One problem with having a lot of money is that you’re apt to forget the little things that count more.

             The most misquoted phrase from the Bible is: “Money is the root of all evil.” The real quotation is: “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

             You can marry more money in an afternoon than you can earn in a lifetime; but that doesn’t mean you should.

             It’s nice to acquire the things that money can buy, but it’s even better not to lose the things that money can’t buy.

             How much money you make isn’t as important as how much you keep.

             We should spend what’s left after saving rather than saving what’s left after spending.

             If you’ve got money to burn, you’ll have no trouble finding someone with matches.

             When prosperity comes, don’t use it all at once.

             When your expenses exceed your income, you’re poor; even if you’re making a million dollars a year.

             Misers aren’t much fun to live with, but they make wonderful ancestors.

             Even when they’re broke, some people have more money than brains.

             Sometimes the things you get for nothing cost the most; cheap is usually expensive in the long run.

             Rich people should learn how poor people live; and poor people should learn how hard rich people work.

             You never see a hearse pulling a Brinks truck.

             Spending loyalty is a poor way to save money.

             When you get something for nothing, someone else gets nothing for something.

             Money can shape character – but usually for the worse.

             A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.

             Never judge the value of something by how much somebody else would pay for it.