„The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.“

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„One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

This is a paraphrase of statement in a thank you note from Carroll to a childhood friend, the actress Ellen Terry, published in Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time (1997), p. 126 https://books.google.com/books?id=2PkzZ9KaRlwC&lpg=PA126&vq=%22do%20for%20others%22&pg=PA126#v=snippet&q=%22do%20for%20others%22&f=fals by Nina Auerbach: "... and so you have found out that secret — one of the deep secrets of Life — that all, that is really worth the doing, is what we do for others?"
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—  Arthur Conan Doyle, livro As aventuras de Sherlock Holmes

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„If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like? If a man has no humaneness what can his happiness be like?“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.

Original: (zh_Hant) 人而不仁、如禮何。人而不仁、如樂何。
Fonte: The Analects, Chapter III