1. Is it possible to think that Happiness increases with Time, Happiness which is always taken as a present thing?The memory of former felicity may surely be ruled out of count, for Happiness is not a thing of words, but a definite condition which must be actually present like the very fact and act of life.

THE SIX ENNEADS by Plotinus, Fourth Tractate, translated by Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page
from online.