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  • Happiness ain't a thing in itself- it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. . . . And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh. --Mark Twain
  • Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. --John Stuart Mill
  • Gaiety- a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine. --Denis Diderot
  • The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modelled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being. --David Hume
  • Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. --Norman Douglas
  • Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannnot endure it. . . . Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life. --George Bernard Shaw
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