Thursday, October 4, 2012

happy with your life?

Thursday, October 4, 2012 0

Martial, the things that do attain              
The happy life, be these, I find:
The riches left, not got with pain;            
The fruitful ground, the quiet mind:       

The equal friend, no grudge, no strife;
No charge of rule, nor governance;
Without disease, the healthful life;         
The household of continuance:

The mean diet, no delicate fare;             
True wisdom join’d with simpleness;
The night discharged of all care,               
Where wine the wit may not oppress:  

The faithful wife, without debate;          
Such sleeps as may beguile the night.    
Contented with thine own estate;
Ne wish for Death, ne fear his might.

[Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey]

we hate he rain when it fills up our shoes,
but how we love when it washes our cars.

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