Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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.)
  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.
    (Robert Morley (1908-1992), British actor. Quoted in Observer (London, April 20, 1958).)
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  • 48.
    Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
    (John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. Autobiography, ch. 5 (1873).)
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  • 49.
    flight from tyranny does not of itself insure a safe asylum, far less a happy home.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The Encantadas" (1854), sketch tenth, The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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  • 50.
    Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Intellect," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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