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Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 51.
    To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "Fancy Goods," One-Way Street (1928).)
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  • 52.
    Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
    (Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90.)
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  • 53.
    Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
    (Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939), U.S. journalist. letter to The Champion, repr. In Songs of the Doomed (1991). The Champion (July 1990). The Champion is a publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.)
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  • 54.
    Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.
    (Charles Haughey (b. 1925), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, prime minister. Daily Telegraph (London, July 14, 1988).)
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  • 55.
    I am happy to be through with the war.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 585, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sophia Birchard Hayes (June 11, 1865). Written to his mother on getting out of the army.)
  • 56.
    People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. Guardian (London, May 23, 1992).)
  • 57.
    A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 58.
    Do not wait for a reason to be happy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 59.
    Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty—the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid, the wholesome diet of porridge, etc.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 60.
    Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 96.)
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