A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on appreciation, art, character, exercise, failure, good, happiness, health, influence, joy, life, music, perfection, reading, thinking, and value

Every man whose tastes have been allowed to develop in wrong directions, or in whom the best tastes have failed of higher perfection, loses thereby from the inner joy and outer value of his whole life. Every good taste is a source and guarantee of happy healthy hours and days, and thus of the enrichment and elevation of life. A reasonable capacity to appreciate music and art quite suffices to enrich life and exercise a wholesome influence upon character. The taste for good reading is inseparable from a taste for good thinking.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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