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The fact that all things pass in itself is not any ground for pessimism. The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one.  There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.

Source: Source: Bertrand Russell: The Conquest of
Happiness (London; Allen & Unwin, 1930):
http://russell.cool.ne.jp/beginner/COH-TEXT.HTM

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