Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A bit of wisdom and philosophy............


Walpole  by  Joshua Reynolds   Oil    1756






















"To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is, and despise affectation."

-Horace Walpole, from a letter to Horace Mann,  May, 1776.  One found this quote by looking for the source of this one:  "I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - "

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