THE CYNIC ON HAPPINESS
Paul Eldridge’s Maxims For The Modern Man is full of acerbic, witty and bitter maxims including the following under Happiness and Sorrow: Happiness is a truce between one sorrow and another. Since the full appreciation of our happiness depends upon witnessing the misfortune of others, Life, the gracious hostess, favors all of us — in rotation. Happiness found at one’s door should be rejected, for happiness must be the ultimate victory after long and hazardous battles.
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