Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

  • 21.
    The secret of happiness is not hidden behind the distances of perfection.
    (Happiness)
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  • 22.
    The only thing you must never speak of is your happiness.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 100, Grove Press (1970).)
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  • 23.
    The telephone gives us the happiness of being together yet safely apart.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 24.
    In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 441 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 25.
    Wisdom is founded on memory; happiness on forgetfulness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 26.
    All history and art are against us, but we still expect happiness in love.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
  • 27.
    Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).)
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  • 28.
    Prudence suspects that happiness is a bait set by risk.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 29.
    The Ordinary Life: the misery seems planned, the happiness accidental.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 30.
    Cheerfulness is a policy; happiness is a talent.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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