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Five secrets to romantic happiness: 5 secrets to romantic happiness: 1. It is important to find a man who works around the house, cooks and cleans and who has a job. 2. It is important to find a man who makes you laugh. 3. It is important to find a man who is dependable and doesn't lie. 4. It is important to find a man who's good in bed and who loves to have sex with you. 5. It is important that these four men never meet.
We may defne happiness as prosperity combined with virtue; or as independence of life; or as the secure enjoyment of the maximum of pleasure; or as a good condition of property and body, together with the power of guarding one's property and body and making use of them. That happiness is one or more of these things pretty well everybody agrees. From this definition of happiness it follows that its constituent parts are: good birth, plenty of friends, good friends, wealth, good children, plenty of children, a happy old age, also such bodily excellences as health, beauty, strength, large stature, athletic powers, together with fame, honour, good luck, and virtue. A man cannot fail to be completely independent if he possesses these internal and these external goods; for besides these there are no others to have. (Goods of the soul and of the body are internal. Good birth, friends, money, and honour are external.) Further, we think that he should possess resources and luck, in order to make his life really secure. Aristotle, Rhetoric quoted in McMahon.
"Ask yourselfwhether you are happy," Samuel Johnson wrote in his 1873 Autobiography, "and you cease to be so."
What is happiness?" asked Nietzsche. "The feeling that power increases, that resistance is overcome."
Rousseau "a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion."
George Burns "having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. ¨Samuel Johnson
We think that change occurs suddenly, but even I have learned better Happiness is wild and arbitrary, but it's not sudden. ¨Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich. - Alan Alda
Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. - Kin Hubbard
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. - Spike Milligan
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. - Spike Milligan
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. - Ogden Nash
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." -- Gene Hill
Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy, and enough money to buy gifts!!
When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. - Robert Frost
Happiness is a warm puppy. -Charles Schulz
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway
Happiness serves hardly any other purose than to make unhappiness possible - Marcel Proust
When one door of happines closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us - Helen Keller
Happiness is brief. I will not stay. God batters at its sails. - Euripides
Happiness ain't a thing in itself -- it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. - Mark Twain
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. -Edith Wharton
The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible. -Bertrand Russell
Unbroken happiness is a bore; it should have ups and downs. - Moliere
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happne but seldom to a man in the course of his life. - Benjamin Franklin
Nought's had, all's spent, Where our desire is got without content. Shakespeare - Lady Macbeth
If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. P. G. Wodehouse
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen.
Is it so small a thing,
To have enjoyed the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done?
Matthew Arnold
Humanity does not strive for happiness; only the English do. - Nietzsche
Happiness is the satisfaction of all our desires, extensively, in respectof their manifoldness, intensively, in respect oftheir degree, and protensively in respect of their duration." Immanual Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, (A806/B834)
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"As for me, then, I love life, and cultivate it. . . I do not go about wishing that it should lack the need to eat and drink, and it would seem to me no less excusable a failing to wish that need to be doubled; ... nor that we should beget children insensibly with our fingers or our heels, but, rather, with due respect, that we could also beget them voluptuously with our fingers and heels; nor that the body should be without desire and without titillation" Montaigne, Complete Essays, 855