Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some One Person at Least

Let all the powers and elements of nature conspire to serve and obey one man : Let the sun rise and set at his command : The sea and rivers roll as he pleases, and the earth furnish spontaneously whatever may be useful or agreeable to him : He will still be miserable, till you give him some one person at least, with whom he may share his happiness, and whose esteem and friendship he may enjoy.

David Hume, Treatise (SBN 363).

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