Quoting E F Schumacher

Great quote from the economist E. F. Schumacher (1911-1977), whose book Small is Beautiful (1973) is reckoned to be among the 100 most influential books published since World War II. While I would not agree with all of Schumacher’s thought, the following is very apropos and intriguing from a Christian standpoint: “The essence of civilization is not in a multiplication of wants but in the purification of human character.”

[Cited Rod Dreher, “Mr and Mrs Crunchy”, The Sunday Times (January 1, 2006) (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1964887_1,00.html )].