Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

Fighting the Feeling of Futility


The 17th century author and theologian, Thomas Fuller, lamented, “We are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.”

“Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, and old age a regret” opined the 19th century British statesman and Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.

Noted for his wit, word play and short stories, William Syndey Porter, known by his pen name O’Henry quipped, “Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles.” Then he added, “With sniffles predominating.”

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