„Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier, because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.“

2000s, 2008, (2008)

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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
2000s, 2008

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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).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno

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„There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.“

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

Confession of Faith Speech, Progressive National Convention, Chicago http://www.bartleby.com/55/5.html (6 August 1912)
1910s

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„There is no greater nobility than offering one’s life to the nation“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Remarks by President Obama and President Aquino III of the Philippines during a State Dinner at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines on April 28, 2014 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/28/remarks-president-obama-and-president-aquino-iii-philippines-state-dinne
2014
Contexto: There is no greater nobility than offering one’s life to the nation and, Mr. President, your father offered his life so that this nation might be free.

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„There is no greater romance in life than this adventure in realization.“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

Message at Pickfair, Beverly Hills, California (1 June 1932), as quoted in Life Is A Jest (1974) edited by A. K. Hajra <!-- or 6 January? 1932 Me p100-101 -->
General sources
Contexto: Life becomes meaningful and all activities are purposeful only on the basis of faith in the enduring reality. … The greatest romance possible in life is to discover this Eternal Reality in the midst of infinite change. Once, one has experienced this, one sees oneself in everything that lives, one recognises all of life as his life, everybody's interests as his own. One is no longer bound by habits of the past, no longer swayed by the hopes of the future — One lives in and enjoys each present moment to the full. There is no greater romance in life than this adventure in realization.

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