„Can there be any happiness greater than the happiness of salvation?“

—  Yann Martel, livro Life of Pi

Fonte: Life of Pi

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„There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Inferno, canto v, line 121.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.“

—  Dante Alighieri, livro Inferno

Canto V, lines 121–123 (tr. Longfellow).
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„There is no greater vocation than to serve. But there is no greater purpose than to love. Live a life that does both, and you’ll be truly happy.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

Letter of advice to British diplomat Tom Fletcher's son. https://twitter.com/TFletcher/status/1033597850729570304
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„May the Lord array thee in the garment of salvation and surround thee with the cloak of happiness.“

—  Pope Alexander VI pope of the Catholic Church 1492-1503 1431 - 1503

Inscribed words upon the mantle of gonfalonier given to his son Cesare Borgia (March 29, 1499), as quoted in The Life of Cesare Borgia (1912) by Rafael Sabatini, Chapter IV: Gonfalonier of the Church.

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„The principle of TM is simple, being is bliss in its nature, infinite happiness, mind is always moving in the direction of greater happiness. It is the experience of everyone: wherever the mind goes, it goes in the direction of greater happiness.“

—  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Inventor of Transcendental Meditation, musician 1917 - 2008

Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/maharishi/videos/mechanics-of-the-technique

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„Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1900s, Address at the Prize Day Exercises at Groton School (1904)
Contexto: If there ever was a pursuit which stultified itself by its very conditions, it is the pursuit of pleasure as the all-sufficing end of life. Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done. To do that duty you need to have more than one trait.

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„I'd far rather be happy than right any day.“

—  Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pentalogy

Fonte: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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„A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.“

—  Oscar Wilde, livro O Retrato de Dorian Gray

Variante: A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Fonte: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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„Happiness! Can any human being undertake to define it for another?“

—  Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887

Fonte: A Woman's Thoughts About Women (1858), Ch. 10

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