Where is Happiness?
Not in money - Jay Gould, the American millionaire, had an enormous fortune. When dying, he said, "I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth."
Not in pleasure - Lord Byron lived a life of pleasure and ease. He wrote: "The worm, the canker and grief are mine alone."
Not in military glory - Alexander the Great conquered the known world in his day. Then he wept, "There are no more worlds to conquer."
Not in political power - William Tweed became the brilliant boss of Tammany Hall and ruled New York City. He said: "My life has been a failure in everything."
Not in unbelief - Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: "I wish I had never been born."
Not in position and fame - Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed more than his share of both. He wrote: "Youth is a mistake; manhood a struggle; old age a regret."