Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
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- It is a time when one’s spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
- Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
- We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
- Happiness ain’t a thing in itself –it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
- There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
- Intellectual work is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.