Sunday, October 18, 2015

Daily Dose

From English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin, chosen and arranged by W. Peacock


"The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas as those of a fool are by his passions.  The time of the one is long, because he does not know what to do with it; so is that of the other, because he distinguishes every moment of it with useful or amusing thoughts; or in other words, because the one is always wishing it away and the other enjoying it."

From Joseph Addison's essay, On the Idea of Time

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