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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.

Even the lowliest, provided he is whole, can be happy, and in his own way, perfect.

Every family is a "normal" family- no matter whether it has one parent, two, or no children at all.

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is at their heels.

Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.

False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive.

Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness.

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.

Few are they who have never had the chance to achieve happiness ... and fewer those who have taken that chance.

Few persons realize how much of their happiness, such as it is, is dependent upon their work.

Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.

Few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool;-and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable.

First health, then wealth, then pleasure, and do not owe anything to anybody.

Five great enemies to peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.


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