Oct 9 Ponderables

“It might be reasonably maintained that the true object of all human life is play.”–G.K. Chesteron, All Things Considered, 1908

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

“The supreme happiness of life consists in the conviction that one is loved–loved for one’s own sake–let us say or rather loved in spite of one’s self.”–Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

“if you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”–Katharine Hepburn

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or wither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.”–Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”–Storm Jameson

“Happiness lies in the fulfillment of the spirit through the body.”–Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945

“A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness.”–Charles Baudelaire

“The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.”–Jean de La Bruyere


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