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"There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means - either will do - the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and prosperous or young and in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But if you are wise, you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise you will do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society."
(Benjamin Franklin)

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Comment by Erin Michelle on March 26, 2009 at 11:05am
Thanks for the quote. I adore Ben Franklin especially since he never took out a patent on the lightening rod. What struck me was the word being. If you're being happy then you've already found balance. In our vernacular today, it would be getting happy. But, I tease about Shakespeare's translations too. When the Friar and Romeo are listening to Juliet run through the church the Friar says "May so light a step, never grow heavy upon your heart." Such a beautiful way to say, I hope she never gets fat and nags you!
Love, Erin

        

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