“Leave the world richer.” These wise words are just a small snippet of the Eleanor Roosevelt quote below. Reading only the snippet, one might think she meant leave the world having accumulated the maximum financial wealth we can. Service to self. Who can blame us, really? That’s how our society has trained us to think about success.
But no, take a moment to scroll and read the entire quote. Mrs. Roosevelt meant we should aspire to leave this world knowing we contributed something positive to it, that it’s a better place because we visited here for awhile.
Think of the world we would create if we all embraced that thought….
Leave it Richer © Susan L Hart 2020
More Inspirational Quotes:
“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
~ Bob Marley
“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
~ Bob Marley
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
~ Oscar Wilde
“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
~ Anne Frank