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Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

  • 61.
    Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
  • 62.
    The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 269, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (28 March 1875).)
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  • 63.
    Happiness is not everything and men have their duties. Mine is to find my mother, a homeland
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Jan in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 3, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 64.
    A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. Letter, April 25, 1710, to her future husband. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
  • 65.
    Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book I, ch. V (1925). In a lecture to students, the professor extols the values of art and religion over those of science.)
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  • 66.
    Rome ... seems to me the place in the world where one can best dispense with happiness ....
    (Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, vol. 2; entry dated December 22, 1853 (1891). Kemble was travelling through Europe and staying briefly in Rome.)
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  • 67.
    There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
    (Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). Elements of Physiology, "Will, Freedom," (notes written 1774-1780, originally published 1875-1877).)
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  • 68.
    Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us, that the most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
    (André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. Ariel, ch. 16 (1924).)
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  • 69.
    So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 10, Penguin Books (1989).)
  • 70.
    My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and pure happiness.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, November 6, 1804, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 263, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).)
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