Quotation by William James

We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
William James (1842–1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. "The Value of Saintliness," lectures 14-15, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902).
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