CLEMENT, Saint Quotes
(d. 100), Bishop of Rome
The real wants of nature are the measure of enjoyments, as the foot is the measure of the shoe. We can call only the want of what is necessary, poverty.
If any one say that he has seen a just man in want of bread, I answer that it was in some place where there was no other just man.
Wealth is like a viper, which is harmless if a man knows how to take hold of it; but if he does not, it will twine round his hand and bite him.