Don’t Have It If You Don’t Need It

“For as a body bred to a good habit requires nothing exquisite either in clothes or food, so a sound man and a sound household keep themselves up with small quantities. Riches ought to be proportioned to the use we have of them. He that scrapes together a great deal, making use of but little, is not independent. For if he doesn’t need them, it is folly in him to make provision for things which he does not desire; or if he does desire them, and restrains his enjoyment out of covetousness, he is miserable.” – (Plutarch, The Comparison of Aristides with Marcus Cato)