cowper powys

“Quite apart from idealism, quite apart from virtue, it is the merest life-wisdom, drawn from the ancient earth, to place one’s pride, one’s self-valuing, one’s life-illusion, where it cannot be knocked over – in other words, sturdily, simply, childishly, on the ground! Here lies the whole secret of being happy. Ambition is the grand enemy of all peace”.

John Cowper Powys, The Meaning of Culture

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