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What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?

Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?

Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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Enjoy it to the fullest,because after your gone,you cannot enjoyed.
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Read the quote in context from : Sense and Sensibility

Chapter 17


"But how is your fame to be established? for famous you must be to satisfy all your family; and with no inclination for expense, no affection for strangers, no profession, and no assurance, you may find it a difficult matter."

"I shall not attempt it. I have no wish to be distinguished; and I have every reason to hope I never shall. Thank Heaven! I cannot be forced into genius and eloquence."

"You have no ambition, I well know. Your wishes are all moderate."

"As moderate as those of the rest of the world, I believe. I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way. Greatness will not make me so."

"Strange if it would!" cried Marianne. "What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?"

"Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it."

"Elinor, for shame!" said Marianne; "money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it. Beyond a competence, it can afford no real satisfaction, as far as mere self is concerned."

"Perhaps," said Elinor, smiling, "we may come to the same point. Your competence and my wealth are very much alike, I dare say; and without them, as the world goes now, we shall both agree that every kind of external comfort must be wanting. Your ideas are only more noble than mine. Come, what is your competence?"

"About eighteen hundred or two thousand a year; not more than that ."

Elinor laughed. "Two thousand a year! One is my wealth! I guessed how it would end."

"And yet two thousand a year is a very moderate income," said Marianne. "A family cannot well be maintained on a smaller. I am sure I am not extravagant in my demands. A proper establishment of servants, a carriage, perhaps two, and hunters, cannot be supported on less."

Elinor smiled again, to hear her sister describing so accurately their future expenses at Combe Magna.

http://www.pemberley.com/etext/SandS/chapter17.htm
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Daemon wrote:
What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?

Jane Austen (1775-1817)


I guess that happiness can do with anything, including wealth and grandeur...
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Only the rich askBoo hoo! Boo hoo!
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Happiness is within the person's heart, or isn't.
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Happiness is an individual thing... what is happiness for me is boredom for you. And as for money not buying happiness, I'm willing to give it a go.
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