What do you want out of life?


I bargained with life for a penny
And life would pay no more
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store

For life is a just employer
He gives you what you ask
But once you have set the wages
Why, you must bear the task

I worked for a menial's hire
Only to learn dismayed
That any wage I had asked of life
Life would have willing paid.

-- Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Found in "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, p.40