Sex is not bad. It’s the desire for sex that creates a howling host of problems. It’s the same with possessions. We have them because we want them, not because we need them.
The culture is exceedingly devout in its worship of money. It is assumed that men in three-piece suits know what they are talking about.
We are fully revealed in our relationship to money, especially by how we part with it.
There is not much to be done with a man who is tighter than three coats of paint. He wants something, seeks an advantage. He cannot love.
An emotional man—fearful, worried, greedy, anxious, ambitious, jealous, competitive, angry, insecure—cannot love.
It is beneath the dignity of a man to bear a grudge against his father. Fathers do the best they can. Of course, in many cases, that’s not much.
Love is the only real intelligence. Sometimes love rings the bell, summons the mind.