"Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals."
Demosthenes, Olynthian a'
"Money is a necessity, without it nothing is done of the needed."
"Nobody becomes renowned by his sloth, but his glory is born through labor."
"Senescence is coming along with all (unpleasant) consequences."
Thucydides, "Epitaph Speech of Pericles"
"We love loveliness with simplicity and we cultivate the spirit, without becoming drippy, we use wealth more as an opportunity for accomplishments rather than as a cause for boasting and while it isn't disgraceful for one to confess his indigence, to the contrary it is a greater disgrace not trying to avoid indigence through his work."