my occasional musings on life, love, art, perfume ... what else is there?

5.13.2007

Desire vs Attainment

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
French author & moralist (1613 - 1680)

5 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

All I said was "Do you want a stick of gum?"

Nothing's simple with you.

4:00 PM

 
Blogger Urban Chick said...

what a great quote!


UC

1:04 PM

 
Blogger ariel said...

happiness looks different from the outside and the inside. from the outside it can look unhappiness, even. yet it is happiness. :-P

1:47 PM

 
Blogger WinterWheat said...

Love Doug's comment. :-)

True, though, so true. Fame and money didn't just make one's problems more public and more expensive (not like I know this personally).

9:17 AM

 
Blogger WinterWheat said...

I have no idea how to interpret that last sentence I wrote. I think it should say "fame and money ONLY (strike 'just') make one's problems..." Sheesh.

9:18 AM

 

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