Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 1.
    I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906), Austrian-born U.S. film director, producer, writer, and Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S. screenwriter. Phillips (Walter Abel), Arise My Love, after Augusta gets a plum assignment in Berlin, and four other times during the film (1940).)
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    Life isn't just about being happy, it's also about making someone else happy.
    (Life)
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    Everyone is happy until they see someone who is pretending to be happy.
    (Anamika Raj)
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    'Happy is what Happy does'
    (ROTMS)
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    When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 6 (1891).)
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    Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
    (Solon (c. 640-558 B.C.), Greek statesman, poet. In answer to the fabulously wealthy Croesus, who asked him who was the happiest man Solon had encountered on his travels—expecting Solon to name Croesus himself. Croesus dismissed Solon, only to remember his words when sentenced to death following his disastrous invasion of Persia (though the sentence was rescinded when the Persian king, Cyrus, heard the tale). The story is related by Herodotus in his Histories, bk. 1, though has no historical basis: Solon died before he could have met Croesus.)
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    This is going to be a happy day. Another happy day.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Winnie, in Happy Days, p. 23, Grove Press (1961).)
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    No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
    (Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), British philosopher. Social Statics, pt. 4, ch. 30 (1851).)
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    Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happy as possible.
    (Socrates (469-399 B.C.), Athenian philosopher. The Republic, Plato, bk. IV, l.420b, trans. by A.D. Lindsay, E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc. (1957).)
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    If our condition were truly happy, we would not need diversion from thinking of it in order to make ourselves happy.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 165 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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