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Samuel Butler: All of the Animals Excepting Man Know That The Principle Business of Life is to Enjoy It

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[First published as Samuel Butler: All of the Animals Excepting Man Know That The Principle Business of Life is to Enjoy It on November 27, 2007.]

The Principle Business of LifePenguin Wisdom

I recently came across this print. It was between some books and I hadn’t seen it for some time. My wife said that she had given it to me some years back, knowing my fondness for penguins.

This proves two things:

The penguin has been my favorite animal for decades, long before Linux adopted it as its mascot.

The wisest thing I ever did was to marry my cutie-pie.

It is worth noting that Mr. Butler says your goal should be to enjoy life, not just to amuse yourself, or glory in your possessions.

Especially when it comes to money, we should keep in mind equally sage advice:

Leigh Anne Tuohy – “God gives people money to see how you’re going to handle it”

This applies not only to money, but to life in general, and in particular to talent, education, family, opportunity, and adversity.

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Written by daveshields

December 12, 2007 at 3:03 pm

Posted in xo-laptop

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