Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

what we need most

What a man needs most is not a knowledge of how to get more, but a knowledge of the most he can do without, and of how to get along without it. The essential cultural discrimination is not between having and not having or haves and have-nots, but between the superfluous and the indispensible.

Wendell Berry quoted in Habits of the Mind by James W. Sire