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The Pleasure Of Life


Author : Sir John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Release Date : 2013-09


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...VVhat hinders a man, who has clearly comprehended these things, from living with a light heart, a11d bearing easily the reins, quietly expecting everything which can happen, and enduring that which has already happened? Would you have me to bear poverty? Come, and you will know what poverty is when it has found one who can act well the part of a poor man." 1 We must bear in mind Solon's answer to Croesus, "Sir, if any other come that hath better iron than you, he will be master of all this gold." Midas is another case in point. He prayed that everything he touched might be turned into gold, and 1 Epictetus. this prayer was granted. His wine turned to gold, his bread turned to gold, his clothes, his very bed. " Attonitus novitate mali, divesque miserque, -Effugere optat opes, et qua: modo voverat, odit." He is by no means the only man who has suffered from too much gold. The real truth I take to be that wealth is not necessarily an advantage, but that whether it is so or not depends on the use we make of it. The same, however, might be said of most other opportunities and privileges; Knowledge and Strength, Beauty and Skill, may all be abused; if we neglect or misuse them we are worse off than if we had never had them. Wealth is only a disadvantage in the hands of those who do not know how to use it. It gives the command of so many other things--leisure, the power of helping others, books, works of art, opportunities and means of travel. It would, however, be easy to exaggerate the advantages of money. It is well worth having, and worth working for, but it does not repay too great a sacrifice; not indeed so great as is often offered up to it. A wise proverb tells us that gold may be bought too dear. If...

The Pleasures Of Life


Author : John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2007-08-01


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A series of talks given at school and college occasions

The Pleasures Of The Life


Author : John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1913


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The Pleasures Of Life


Author : Sir John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1891


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The Pleasures Of Life


Author : John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date : 2009-01


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The Pleasures Of Life


Author : Sir John Lubbock
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1903


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The Pleasures Of Life And Other Poems


Author : George Hickling (verse-writer.)
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1861


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