Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.
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- 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.
- We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
- To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
- For who is pleased with himself.
- Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
- They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.