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The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.