Compassion is the ultimate attitude of wealth: an anti poverty-attitude, a war on want. It contains all sorts of heroic, juicy, positive, visionary, expansive qualities. And it implies larger-scale thinking, a freer and more expansive way of relating to yourself and the world... It is the attitude that one has been born fundamentally rich rather than that one must become rich.
--Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche