The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Inspirational Quote Day

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Openheim

Inspirational quotes day. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. James Openheim
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James Oppenheim (1882–1932), was an American poet, novelist, and editor. He was a well-known writer of short stories and novels.

Oppenheim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 24, 1882.He studied at Columbia University.
Oppenheim was assistant head worker at the Hudson Guild Settlement in New York from 1901-03. He then worked as a teacher and acting superintendent at the Hebrew Technical School For Girls in New York from 1905-07.

Bread and Roses

By James Oppenheim

As we come marching, marching, in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill-lofts gray
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing, “Bread and Roses, Bread and Roses.”

As we come marching, marching, we battle, too, for men —
For they are women’s children, and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes —
Hearts starve as well as bodies: Give us Bread, but give us Roses.

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