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Jim HoltConsidering the handsome job McMahon has done in canvassing the best that has been said and thought about happiness through the ages, it would be churlish to complain about other omissions. And yet . . . well, I can't resist this gem from the French philosopher Alain (1868-1951), which has brought me so much consolation: "A man is occupied by that from which he expects to gain happiness, but his greatest happiness is the fact that he is occupied." Somehow it sounds even better in the original. You know what they say: an epigram is a platitude expressed in French.
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