holidays

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on holidays, patience, and work

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on brothers, charm, children, family, friendship, good, holidays, home, laughter, mind, money, pleasure, reflection, rest, sister, temptation, understanding, and worth

When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure. This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, "Don't give too much for the whistle;" and I saved my money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to Madame Brillon, Nov 10, 1779. —The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. J Sparks,1836

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on holidays, needs, people, and reality

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Brave New World

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