Nathaniel Hawthorne – “Happiness in this world, when it comes…

Nathaniel Hawthorne imageHappiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.   Nathaniel Hawthorne

Is this not what Jesus said in response to the daily concerns we have for our needs -“seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

I have never seen a quote of wisdom that did not have a root in scripture.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7