More From Alice Meynell
- "The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter."
- "Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act."
- "Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name."
More In Happiness
- "Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP."― Polly Toynbee
- "Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear."― Ovid
- "There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true."― Francois Fenelon