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The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.

The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is ... lack of faith.

The worst sin-perhaps the only sin- passion can commit is to be joyless.

They who have never known prosperity can hardly be said to be unhappy; it is from the remembrance of joys we have lost, that the arrows of affliction are pointed.

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.

Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking, just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.

We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is inherent in the constitution of things.

We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.

What is earthly happiness? that phantom of which we hear so much and see so little; whose promises are constantly given and constantly broken, but as constantly believed; that cheats us with the sound instead of the substance, and with the blossom instead of the fruit.

Wherever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure: a larger heart, and a greater self-restraint, would put a calm autumnal sadness in the place of the instinctive outcry of pain.


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