I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - the ethical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)
The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao.
When rich speculators prosper While farmers lose their land; when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures; when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible while the poor have nowhere to turn- all this is robbery and chaos. It is not in keeping with the Tao.