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Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.
It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.'
No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage.