Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Purſuit of Happineſs

Jerry Weinberger on a man who "became a free-thinking libertine, even a nihilist, until he realized the practical and moral danger he was in, cleaned up his act, put himself to thrift and incessant work, and then dedicated his life to public service and easy-going, do-good piety" and for whom "happiness consists in knowing what can and cannot be done in life and in knowing that what can be done is circumscribed by conditions and events over which we have no control" — Benjamin Franklin on American Happiness.

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