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Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

  • 1.
    Everyone knows that (1) happiness is the goal of life, and (2) happiness is a chimera.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 2.
    Happiness is a hard master—particularly other people's happiness.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Mustapha Mond, in Brave New World, ch. 16 (1932). Mustapha Mond makes this comment in reference to his chosen assignment as a World Controller in Huxley's imagined nightmare utopia. He is responsible for maintaining social stability by rendering everyone happy.)
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  • 3.
    She sought her happiness exclusively in the happiness of others. Death gave her her own.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1866).)
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  • 4.
    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 33 (1930).)
  • 5.
    The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
    (Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. The Anatomy of Happiness, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).)
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  • 6.
    Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 9, The Life of Reason (1905-1906).)
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  • 7.
    Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)
  • 8.
    Happiness is always a coincidence.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 53, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 9.
    Happiness is often hard-hearted.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 10.
    Pleasure usually comes when called, but not happiness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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