The art of living

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byHenry Duhring

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FIFTH PEINCIPLE. THERE IS NOTHING TO BE FOUND IN THE WIDE WORLD SO PREGNANT WITH SATISFACTION, INTEREST, AND HAPPINESS, AS THE ASSOCIATIONS THAT CLING TO A HAPPY HOME. If we recall once more to our memory that all our being's end and aim is happiness, whatever may be our calling, station or circumstances; then we must again become deeply affected by the infinite wisdom and justice of the Almighty, the moment it becomes evident to us, that the principal and the most independent source of all our happiness has been laid by him, where alone it can be enjoyed by the high as well as by the low, by the rich as well as by the poor, by the intellectual as well as by the physical man, by the Christian as well as by the Mahometan, by the European as well as by the American, by the Hindu as well as by the Negro,--that is, in our home; and that, to render our happiness still more independent of all worldly circuinstances, the Almighty likewise has laid in the human breast, feelings of happiness, which all the gold of a treasury cannot buy, and the highest birth and rank are unable to confer:-- feelings, that without searching the records of the learned, the meanest cottager can enjoy and understand as well as the most intellectual of beings :--feelings totally independent of all sectarianism, and which are confined to no country and to no human race, whether white or dark. For all the endearing affections of the human heart and mind which bind families and friends together: all the virtuous pleasures of a happy life, where are they fostered, where enjoyed with a greater zest than in our home or within ourselves? and when and where could they ever be bought with either gold, rank or titles? On the contrary, if we must look for our happiness without our home, or without ourselves...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FIFTH PEINCIPLE. THERE IS NOTHING TO BE FOUND IN THE WIDE WORLD SO PREGNANT WITH SATISFACTION, INTEREST, AND HAPPINESS, AS THE ASSOCIATIO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217288650

ISBN - 13:9780217288651

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