Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 11.
    I'm down here all alone, but as happy as a king—at least, as happy as some kings—at any rate, I should think I'm about as happy as King Charles the First when he was in prison.
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, July 20, 1886, to his cousin, Menella Wilcox. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 12.
    Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, Feb. 1766 (1791). Johnson was arguing against the proposition by David Hume (in the essay The Sceptic) that "a little miss, dressed in a new gown for a dancing-school ball, receives as complete enjoyment as the greatest orator, who triumphs in the splendor of his eloquence.")
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  • 13.
    I am always happy man.
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  • 14.
    Always make your life happy rather than in worry.
    (Anamta Ali Pasha)
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  • 15.
    I love nature, for this I cry sometimes and be happy.
    (Ronjoy Brahma)
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  • 16.
    Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. History of the French Revolution, vol. 1, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1837). Quoting "a paradoxical philosopher" in reply to an aphorism of Montesquieu's, "Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.")
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  • 17.
    All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    (Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian novelist, philosopher. Anna Karenina (1873-76). Opening words.)
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  • 18.
    Happy Rome, born in my consulship!
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. quoted in Satires, bk. 10, l. 122, Juvenal. satirized by Juvenal as an example of Cicero's lack of poetic style (O fortunatam natam me consule Romam!).)
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  • 19.
    The happy ending is our national belief.
    (Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), U.S. author, critic. "America the Beautiful: The Humanist in the Bathtub," pt. 1, On the Contrary (first published Sept. 1947, repr. 1962).)
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  • 20.
    Happy the society whose deepest divisions are ones of style.
    (Peter McKay (b. 1940), British Conservative politician. Evening Standard (London, Jan. 31, 1990).)
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