Faith of our Fathers: Boone on the Secret of Happiness

“….How little nature requires, to be satisfied. Happiness, the companion of contentment, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in what ever state he is. This consists of a full resignation to the will of Providence, and a resigned soul finds pleasure even in a path strewed with thorns and briars.”

Daniel Boone, His Own Story, first published in 1844


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