Friday, May 6, 2011

The Dubious Tie between Wealth and Happiness

Patrick O'Brian often displays a wonderful turn of phrase.  Here are a couple examples from H. M. S. Surprise that made me smile.

"Stephen had spared no expense in making himself more unhappy."  (page 16)

"For although wealth may not bring happiness, the immediate prospect of it provides a wonderfully close imitation."  (page 30)

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