Quotes: felicity

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  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
  • A.N. hopes in the next world for his felicity to live with Raphael, Mozart, and Goethe. But how can they be happy if they must live with him?
  • How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
  • George Meredith
    George Meredith
    British Author 1828-1909
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    Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
  • Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe
    British Dramatist, Poet 1564-1593
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    That perfect bliss and sole felicity, the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
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