Celebration Quotation – April 11, 2016

Today’s quotation is from Timon of Athens:

"We are born to do benefits." Timon of Athens, Act I, Scene 2

Although Timon is not one of our favorite plays, we like this line – it’s a good reminder that the best measure of your life is not what you have, but what you give to others.

The illustration is an engraving of a work by artist Henry Howard (1769-1847) – it was published in 1802.  Howard was known for his portraits, as well as for his paintings of classic themes in history and literature.  You can find examples of his gorgeous work here at ArtUK.org.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection