John Logan (minister)

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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John Logan, (1748–1788) was a minister and poet in Leith, Scotland.

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  • Thou hast no sorrow in thy song,
    No winter in thy year.
    • To the Cuckoo, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Oh could I fly, I'd fly with thee!
    We'd make with joyful wing
    Our annual visit o'er the globe,
    Companions of the spring.
    • To the Cuckoo, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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