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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 87

Love is the only Thing

Love is the only Thing

that will pay 10 per cent of interest on the outlay. Love is the only thing in which the height of extravagance is the last degree of economy. Joy is wealth. Love is the legal tender of the soul, and you need not be rich to be happy. We have all been raised on success in this country. Always been talked with about being successful, and have never thought ourselves very rich unless we were the possessors of some magnificent mansion, and unless our names have been between the putrid lips of rumour we could not be happy. Every little boy is striving to be this and be that. I tell you the happy man is the successful man. The man that has won the love of one good woman is a successful man. The man that has been the emperor, of one good heart, and that heart embrace all his, has been a success. If another has been the emperor of the round world and has never loved and been loved, his life is a failure.

It won't do. Let us teach our children the other way, that the happy man is the successful man, and he who is a happy man is the one who always tries to make some one else happy. I tell you it is not necessary to be rich and great and powerful to be happy. A little while ago