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It is only when we are very happy, that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony, to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys. Baroness Emmuska Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel
Being that rare sort of old girl that she receives Good to her arms without a hint that it might be Better and catches light from any little spot of darkness near her. Charles Dickens Bleak House
"I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart." L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world." L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods. Edith Wharton Ethan Frome
She better liked to see him free and happy, even than to have him near her, because she loved him better than herself. Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge
To see their sons and daughters so flushed and healthy and happy, gave them also a reflected glow, and it was hard to say who had most pleasure from the game, those who played or those who watched. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Beyond the City
I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity. I know not and I care not. For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. Ayn Rand Anthem
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. Charles Dickens David Copperfield
"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed." Saki The Chronicles of Clovis

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