"What good will it be for a man
if he gains the whole world,
yet forfeits his soul?"
Jesus of Nazareth
(c. 4 BC – c. AD 30/33)
The Holy Bible, Matthew 16:26
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This is my favorite quote of the ones you have listed for Jesus of Nazareth.To me,it implies the futility of materialism and the consequences of those that follow this path with all their heart and soul.Praise the Lord.Amen.
 -- Me Again     
     -- Anonymous      
     -- Anonymous      
    This quote speaks to the universal wisdom that Christ articulated for his time. Though it is one that many before and after have preached to the citizens of their civilizations in order to free them of the problems "We the People" are experiencing in our time!
     -- DC, allen     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Very true then, more true now...
     -- Scott, Brownwood Texas     
    Why is it we KNOW this and yet we don't.
     -- M. Brown, Florida     
    What good is 2 million more government employees, if they are simply hired to keep the rest of us paying them?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Often the super rich, super successful tire of the game of trying to gain the whole world and give back to the society that gave them such a great ride. I can think of philanthropists in every town. But we all know of Carnegie, Buffet, Gates etcetera. Somewhere in the Bible it says "it is better to give than to receive". Hiring more government employees will result in more spendable income which will generate more jobs to earn that spendable income etcetera. and thus the economy expands. As was put forth in the last campaign American infrastructure of roads, bridges, mass transit is low among industrialized countries. Putting folk to work in these endeavors is long overdo. The investments in these matters will create incomes for years and improvements that will last much longer.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Meaning Literal meaning. Origin From the Bible, Acts 20 (King James Version). In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
     -- M. Brown, Florida     
    I wonder if George Soros can answer that question.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    I think this verse says it all!
     -- Lea H., Waxahachie, TX     
    You need to learn at least one thing Waffler. When the government spends it has to take first. A government employee costs the economy what he makes. Therefore he can not under any circumstance create any wealth. Wealth is only created by private enterprise. Government only consumes wealth. If your perverted idea of wealth creation worked there would be no deficit because the increased economy from government spending (never has and never will) would create more taxes to the government. History shows it is just the opposite. Creating more government jobs will eat your lunch not create it.
     -- warren, olathe     
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