The Personal History Of David Copperfield
BY CHARLES DICKENS. 1850
Charles Dickens provides many lessons to be happy, successful, and fulfilled while experiencing life.
Here is a 47-word quote from his book that teaches readers how to be happy.
"I remember, to take warning by his fate; and to observe that if a man had twenty pounds a year for his income and spent nineteen pounds nineteen shillings, and sixpence, he would be happy, but that if he spent twenty pounds one he would be miserable."
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