The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

"Give Me My Scallop-Shell of Quiet..."

A Sir Walter Raleigh quote? Sure!

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Raleigh

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
My bottle of salvation,
My gown of glory, hope’s true gage;
And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage.
-- Sir Walter Raleigh

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Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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