“The True Effect of Genuine Politeness Seems To Be Rather Ease than Pleasure.”

“The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure. The power of delighting must be conferred by nature, and cannot be delivered by precept, or obtained by imitation; but though it be the privilege of a very small number to ravish and to charm, every man may hope by rules and caution not to give pain…”
-- Samuel Johnson

Kindness! I think more and more about the significance of kindness for happiness.

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