I think we're going to have to go to two of the 20th century's best known philosophers for the definitive answer.
Abbott: Money can't buy health, money can't buy love, money can't buy happiness. Costello: Just give me the money and I'll do my own shopping.
But if we go to one of the 21st century's least known philosophers, your very own Uncle Dodgy, Love wins every time.
Life's a bit empty if you have all the economic success anybody could ever want, but you have nobody to share it with. A loving relationship allows you to be a winner no matter WHAT the world serves up.
Depends on the kind of love. If you mean infatuation, then I don't know. What I can say is God's love is more valuable than all the riches of this earth, because God's love is eternal, but earthly riches are temporary.
"She took me by the hand, and walked me home, She said she'd missed me, and it wasn't enough, talking on the telephone,
--- She told me "quit the band, and be a married man" I said "Baby, hold on just a minute, I don't think you understand" --- Look at the place we live in, and the bills that I have to pay, Do I have to come home to this, every time I go away?
--- 'Cause you can't get by on love, Love just isn't enough, This world can be so cruel and tough, No you can't get by, No matter how you try, You can't get by on love, No no no no no no no ..." -------- Thunder (Can't Get By On Love)
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Few things have caused more stress in more marriages than disputes over money, so if you are not in such a relationship, you're probably rich or at least very secure. La-de-freakin' da to you. For the rest of us for whom the word "disposable" never comes before the word "income," money equates to making a living, so you are essentially asking if life is more important than love. The answer is obvious. I've never known two dead people in love, no matter what Shakespeare would have us believe. That being said, as someone who has been broke both single AND in a loving relationship, I'll take the latter any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Jesus himself said, "He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah* your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’+ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’+ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.” So we see from his words, that love is a lot more important than money.
Love is stronger than all the money in the world. It's hard to deal with sometimes, but when all of the money is gone, we still have love. It keeps people together forever. That, my good people is my opinion.
A loving person with the money because they'll share it with the less fortunate and contribute it to the better of humanity. (((LOVE))) of course. Money doesn't have a mind, will or emotions neither dose it have a body. Money is only inanimate object that can do nothing without human hands, my prayer is that it falls in the right hands that would do the loving and right thing with it to help serve all humanity.
Well, I think love is more important than money. People might pretend to like you for your money, but that's not how it works. Love is a real thing that happens maturely in you're life.love is a beautiful thing that happens in life. money doesn't do that.
You can be a billionaire and be absolutely miserable. You can be loved and yet the poorest person in the world. But, if you are loved and you love others, you are a happy person, no matter how much money you have.
In MY point of view, it is Love, hands down.. Money can buy you things, and security, and even people to attend you. But none of that equals Love! It may be able to help you get a foot in the door, but being loved and giving loved is up to you.
Love is clearly more important. The bible shows us that. 1 Timothy 6:10 says "The love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains." Money in itself is not a problem, as we need it for essential things today. But loving it and striving after it will only bring us danger and spiritual harm.
Money is a necessity in order to provide for one family - it is also the root of all evil- (1 Timothy 6:10) Money if used in a balanced matter can give ample security to a family basic needs - however, it does not render the love and spiritual protection one need in order to feel whole and with a purpose in life.
How many times have you heard of someone hitting the lottery and it caused them outright misery and pain. It is hard to determine who your true friends are vs the opportunist. Money can not hug you at night or talk to you with soothing words when comfort is needed.
This does not take away from the fact that it can enhance one life and lifestyle but it will never be the core of your happiness - it is a means in which one uses to make it through this life accordingly.
Money is an Important thing in our lives but faith and love should be the focus. Quoting from Matthew 6:19-21: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
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Many think that money is evil. But Ecclesiastes 7:11 brings out that 'money is a protection just as wisdom is'.But it goes on to say that 'the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves alive its owner'. Knowledge used properly (in a wise manner), can be life saving. Money can't buy wisdom, love, or anything else really for that matter! The "LOVE of money" is warned about at 1 Timothy 6:10. It's described as leading many to lots of pain/heart ache if this is what they are primarily striving for in life. But Love! Love for Jehovah, Jesus, and his laws & guidelines, Never lead to disappointment! If happiness is what you seek, put your trust in Him! And see whether or not he will 'poor out his blessings until there is no more want' (on our part). Malachi 3:10 promises this.
Definitely love. It wasn't until recently that I found true love, that is a connection of complete acceptance from someone else through the worse period of my life, and I admit that this allowed me to understand that having 'love', and true love at that, is much more important than monetary value. Money can provide happiness but only short lived happiness that you will become bored with eventually. Love on the other hand, gives you a fulfillment which I find lasts a lot longer.