Put a coin in the slot / Part 1

Josiah Stamp - English industrialist, economist, civil servant, statistician, writer, and banker

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.

John C. Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor

Sooner or later we get just what we expect.

Donald J. Robertson - Scottish psychotherapist and author, working mainly in the areas of Stoic philosophy, clinical hypnosis, emotional resilience and cognitive-behavioural therapy

The Stoic Sage, or wise man, needs nothing but uses everything well; the fool believes himself to “need” countless things, but he uses them all badly.

Eric Butterworth - Best-selling author of 16 books and a prominent leader in the Unity and New Thought movements

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger, or the need to ‘prove’ yourself, your money will never bring you happiness.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

Materialism takes root in early childhood, and is driven mainly by low self-esteem.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

The results from both studies clearly indicated that in terms of short- and long-term happiness, buying experiences made people feel better than buying products.

Marci Shimoff - Celebrated transformational leader and motivational expert

Many people in Western culture are striving for success. They want the home, they want the great business. They want all of these outer things. But what we found in our research is that having those things, certainly doesn't guarantee what we really want, which is happiness. And that's when all those outer things come. They don't come from going after them first to get the happiness, it's backwards; you go for the sense of inner joy, of inner peace, of inner vision first and then all of the other things from the outside appear.

Ayn Rand was - Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.

Shantideva - 8th-century CE Indian philosopher, Buddhist monk, poet and scholar at the university at Nalanda

All joy in this world comes from wanting others to be happy, and all suffering in this world comes from wanting only oneself to be happy.

Tal Ben-Shahar - American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership

Happiness, not money or prestige, should be regarded as the ultimate currency—the currency by which we take measure of our lives.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

Only the insecure strive for security.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

Until you transcend the ego, you can do nothing but add to the insanity of the world.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

The love of money is the root of all evil. The lack of money is the root of all evil.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Eric Butterworth - Best-selling author of 16 books and a prominent leader in the Unity and New Thought movements

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things.
Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one. It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.

Osho - Indian godman, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime, he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic

The West, in its pursuit of material abundance, lost its soul, its interiority. Surrounded by meaninglessness, boredom, anguish, it cannot find its own humanity. All the success of science proves to be of no use—because the house is full of things, but the master of the house is missing. In the East, the end result of centuries of considering matter to be illusory and only consciousness to be real has been that the master is alive but the house is empty. It is difficult to rejoice with hungry stomachs, with sick bodies, with death surrounding you; it is impossible to meditate.

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

You are rich if you have enough money to satisfy all your desires. So there are two ways to be rich: you earn, inherit, borrow, beg, or steal enough money to meet all your desires; or you cultivate a simple lifestyle of few desires; that way you always have enough money.

Michael Roach - American non-traditional teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. Ordained as a Gelugpa monk, he was the first American to receive the Geshe degree at Sera Monastery in Tibet

“The first principle is that the business should be successful: that it should make money. There is a belief prevalent in America and other Western countries that being successful, making money, is somehow wrong for people who are trying to lead a spiritual life. In Buddhism though it is not the money which is in itself wrong; in fact, a person with greater resources can do much more good in the world than the one without. The question rather is how we make the money; whether we understand where it comes from and how to make it continue to come; and whether we keep a healthy attitude about the money.” 

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

The great problems we see in the world today will not be solved by people functioning at half capacity cranking out work they don't care about in order to buy more things that will eventually rust and rot.

Brent Kessel - Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, which provides fee-only, comprehensive financial advice to help individuals, families and foundations expand what's possible with money

Fear about money is, at its root, the fear of not surviving.

Brent Kessel - Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, which provides fee-only, comprehensive financial advice to help individuals, families and foundations expand what's possible with money

Though outer wealth rarely leads to inner wealth, inner wealth often does lead to outer wealth.

Rumi - 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving, a book on stress management and spirituality

I've heard that the best way to help poor people is to make sure you don't become one of them.

Og Mandino - American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages

Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.

Og Mandino - American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages

No, my son, do not aspire for wealth and labor not only to be rich. Strive instead for happiness, to be loved and to love, and most important to acquire peace of mind and serenity. 

Og Mandino - American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages

Wealth is good when it brings joy to others.

Travis Macy - Speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete

Have an ego and use it, until it's time to put your ego aside.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List

French essayist Michel Eyquem de Montaigne wrote, “The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.” The truth is that you can spend your life any way you want, but you can spend it only once.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897

Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy and perseverances.

Albert Einstein - German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time

The most precious things in life are not those you get for money.

Joe De Sena - CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. He is also a NY Times best selling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit and The Spartan Way

Deep inside each human being is a spirit that hungers for movement and for growth. A live and burgeoning ball of energy, the spirit naturally moves, expands, gyrates—dances, even—purely by virtue of its desire for freedom. It craves beauty over entertainment, meaning over triviality, and knowledge over sensation. American society devotes few harbors to the trade of truth. Too often we sacrifice the pursuit of knowledge, distracted instead by sparkling material things.

Joe De Sena - CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. He is also a NY Times best selling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit and The Spartan Way

The embrace of consumerism and convenience tends to lead to emptiness of the spirit and sickness of the mind and body.

Neil Pasricha - Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures

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

Neil Pasricha - Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures

There is nothing more satisfying than being loved for who you are and nothing more painful than being loved for who you're not but pretending to be.

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

What you do with what you have is more important than what you have.

Barry Schwartz - American psychologist. Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College and since 2016 has been visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His work focuses on the intersection of psychology and economics 

We get what we say we want, only to discover that what we want doesn’t satisfy us to the degree that we expect.