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Friday, May 21, 2010

Go with Goethe

Today's guest blogger is the German genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe--I think. I haven't really verified this quote, but it's so good, I just thought I'd steal it. (I have also added the numbers and the italics.)

Nine requisites for contented living:

1. Health enough to make work a pleasure.

2. Wealth enough to support your needs.

3. Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them.

4. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.

5. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.

6. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.

7. Love enough to move you to be useful to others.

8. Faith enough to make real the things of God.

9. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

So go with Goethe.

You'll be happier.

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