Wednesday, December 27, 2006


"I worship freedom; I abhore restraint, trouble, dependence. As long as the money in my pocket lasts it assures my independence; it relieves me of the trouble of finding expedients to replentish it, a necessity which always inspires me with dread; but the fear of seeing it exhausted makes me hoarde it carefully.

The money which a man possesses is the instrument of freedom...Therefore, I hold fast to that which I have, and desire nothing."

From The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau(originally published anonymously in 1783)