„True happiness
Consists not in the multitude of friends,
But in the worth and choice.“

—  Ben Jonson, Cynthia's Revels

Cynthia's Revels (1600), Act III, scene ii

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„The end and aim of the Cynic philosophy, as indeed of every philosophy, is happiness, but happiness that consists in living according to nature, and not according to the opinions of the multitude.“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363

As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 39; also in The Missing Jesus: Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament (2003) by Craig Alan Evans, Carl A. Elliott, Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
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And that such happiness is scarce for earth.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

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„1887. Think thyself happy if thou hast one true Friend; never think of finding another.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

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„FUTURE, n.
That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

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„The essence of happiness consists in an act of the intellect.“

—  Josef Pieper German philosopher 1904 - 1997

(Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica) … What is implicit in this sentence? This is implicit: the fulfillment of existence takes place in the manner in which we become aware of reality; the whole energy of our being is ultimately directed toward attainment of insight. The perfectly happy person, the one whose thirst has been finally quenched, who has attained beatitude—this person is the one who sees. The happiness, the quenching, the perfection, consists in this seeing.
Fonte: Happiness and Contemplation (1958), p. 58

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„Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.“

—  Stephen R. Covey, livro The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

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„Happiness is a choice. It is not always an easy one.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Fonte: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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„A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

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