The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious things in life.

Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents, Hogarth Press, 1947

Life is not about the stuff we have: it’s about the relationships. It’s about human beings and the things we do together.

David Suzuki, Saving the Earth Step by step, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28th March 2009, p. 27