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- Riches are the baggage of virtue; they cannot be spared nor left behind, but they hinder the march.
- Just as a bird, wherever it goes, flies with its wings as its only burden, so too, the bhikkhu becomes content with robes to protect his body and with almsfood to maintain his stomach, and wherever he goes he sets out taking only these with him. Possessing this aggregate of noble virtue, he experiences within himself a bliss that is blameless.
- Gautama Buddha, Majjhima Nikaya, B. Nanamoli and B. Bodhi, trans. (1995), Sutta 51, Verse 15, p. 450
- The French succeeded because the new upwardly mobile and socially anxious classes were remarkably similar around the world. American yuppies, French bon chic bon, English Sloane Rangers, Japanese roppongi, and Russian neocapitalists all needed similar signature goods. They all traveled, so they all needed luggage.