Money is a needful and precious thing, — and, when well used, a noble thing, — but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American writer
Little Women, ch. 9 [Mrs. March] (1869)

 

Added on 30-Jan-09 | Last updated 30-Jan-09
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