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At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage. Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage
"One gets a bad habit of being unhappy." George Eliot The Mill on the Floss
I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. Willa Cather My Antonia
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained. Jerome K. Jerome Three Men in a Boat
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel." Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers
But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes! William Shakespeare As You Like It
"Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise." Jane Austen Emma
"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere." Jane Austen Mansfield Park
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. W. Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence

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