Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

William Milne

Second Protestant Missionary to China, Translated the Ming-hsin pao-chien meaning 'The Precious Mirror of the Soul' or 'The Precious Mirror that Enlightens and Diffuses a Brightness into the Heart'

"Contentment furnishes constant joy; much covetousness, constant grief. To the contented, even poverty is joy; to the discontented, even wealth is a vexation."