Who would dare speak the word “happiness” in these tortured times? Yet millions today continue to seek happiness. These years have been for them only a prolonged postponement, at the end of which they hope to find that the possibility for happiness has been renewed. Who could blame them? And who could say that they are wrong? What would justice be without the chance for happiness? What purpose would freedom serve, if we had to live in misery?

Source:Between Hell & Reason: Essays from the Resistance Newspaper Combat 1944-47 (1947) (Combat, August 8, 1945)
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