"There are good people who. . . cannot believe [the rich, young ruler] would have been better off without his wealth. The multitude of those who thus read the tale are of the same mind as the youth himself—in his worst moment, as he turned and went—with one vast difference: they are not sorrowful."- George MacDonald
Source: MacDonald, George. Knowing the Hearth of God. Compiled by Michael R. Phillips. Bethany House Publishers, 1990: p. 202.