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March 16, 2008

What He Said

"... he, who has so little knowledge of human nature, as to seek happiness by changing any thing, but his own dispositions, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove."

-- Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750)



Posted by smclemee at March 16, 2008 11:11 AM


I should have had that tattooed to the insides of my eyelids after high school.

Posted by: Shane Taylor at March 16, 2008 3:05 PM

Or Rambler #45:

"It is not easy to surround life with any circumstances in which youth will not be delightful; and I am afraid that, whether married or unmarried, we shall find the vesture of terrestrial existence more heavy and cumbrous the longer it is worn."

Posted by: Delicious Pundit at March 16, 2008 11:25 PM