Bertrand Russell quote about time from The Conquest of Happiness - Life is too short to be interested in everything, but it is good to be interested in as many things as are necessary to fill our days.
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Life is too short to be interested in everything, but it is good to be interested in as many things as are necessary to fill our days.
 Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness (1930). copy citation

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Author Bertrand Russell
Source The Conquest of Happiness
Topic time interest activity
Date 1930
Language English
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Weblink http://russell-j.com/beginner/COH-TEXT.HTM

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“The man who enjoys reading is still more superior to the man who does not, since opportunities for reading are more frequent than opportunities for watching football. The more things a man is interested in, the more opportunities of happiness he has, and the less he is at the mercy of fate, since if he loses one thing he can fall back upon another. Life is too short to be interested in everything, but it is good to be interested in as many things as are necessary to fill our days. We are all prone to the malady of the introvert, who, with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. But let us not imagine that there is anything grand about the introvert's unhappiness.” source

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