Friday, June 16, 2017

  "Certainly it is not those who are busiest who are best employed. Two of the most useful people in the world that I know are people of leisure. One is an elderly lady who lives in the country and has no particular duties. But she is a woman of great intellectual force, with a poetical and deeply religious mind. The result is that every one who is brought into contact with her goes away with a heightened sense of the significance and interest of life. She is always ready to consider other people's problems, and does it with a zest and sympathy that make it a pleasure to consult her. The result is that she holds the threads of many lives in her hands. You leave her presence feeling that your own existence is an infinitely beautiful and important thing; she kindles one with a desire to act worthily."    Arthur Benson. 

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