Monday, October 17, 2016

"true felicity of life"

"The true felicity of life is to be free from perturbations...Not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so, wants nothing."

         -   George Washington
from Rediscovering Washington, by Richard Brookhiser


  1. Ooooh, that is a good one. And dovetails nicely with some thoughts/conversations I've been having recently.

  2. Well said, Mr Washington! My trouble is that I amuse myself with hopes of a life without perturbations!