Man knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. (Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright)
This line is from one of Wilde’s plays in answer to the question, “What is a cynic?” Whatever was intended to be the significance of the statement in the play, it certainly does, as someone else has said, “hit at the heart of society’s problems.” Consider how we spend our money and time quite often for things of little lasting value.
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 10:2)