„The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness.“

—  Osamu Dazai, livro No Longer Human

Fonte: No Longer Human

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1909 - 1948

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„Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

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Contexto: Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.

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„Were I to buy this life of pleasure and this only chance at happiness with a few little dangers, where would be the harm? And wouldn’t it still be fortunate to find a weak excuse to give her proof of my love?“

—  Stendhal, livro The Charterhouse of Parma

Quand je devrais acheter cette vie de délices et cette chance unique de bonheur par quelques petits dangers, où serait le mal? Et ne serait-ce pas encore un bonheur que de trouver ainsi une faible occasion de lui donner une preuve de mon amour?
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„Even happiness itself may become habitual. There is a habit of looking at the bright side of things, and also of looking at the dark side.“

—  Samuel Smiles Scottish author 1812 - 1904

Fonte: Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct (1859), Ch. XIII : Character — The True Gentleman
Contexto: Even happiness itself may become habitual. There is a habit of looking at the bright side of things, and also of looking at the dark side. Dr. Johnson has said that the habit of looking at the best side of a thing is worth more to a man than a thousand pounds a year. And we possess the power, to a great extent, of so exercising the will as to direct the thoughts upon objects calculated to yield happiness and improvement rather than their opposites.

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„Lesson no. 5: Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story“

—  François Lelord, livro Hector and the Search for Happiness

Variante: Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.
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