„Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.“

—  Viktor Frankl, livro Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning
Variante: But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.

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„It is time that we labored for the happiness of the people. Legislators who are to bring light and order into the world must pursue their course with inexorable tread, fearless and unswerving as the sun.“

—  Louis Antoine de Saint-Just military and political leader 1767 - 1794

Travaillons enfin pour le bonheur du peuple, et que les legislateurs qui doivent éclairer le monde prennent leur course d'un pied hardi, comme le soleil.
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„The truly revolutionary promise of our nation's founding document is the freedom to pursue happiness-with-a-capital-H.“

—  Dan Savage, Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

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„I cannot speak
In happy tones“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 514.
Contexto: I cannot speak
In happy tones; the tear drops on my cheek
Show I am sad;
But I can speak
Of grace to suffer with submission meek,
Until made glad.
I cannot feel
That all is well, when dark'ning clouds conceal
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But then I know
God lives and loves; and say, since it is so,
"Thy will be done."

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„Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.“

—  John C. Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success: You Can Get There from Here

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„The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.“

—  Peter S. Beagle, livro The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn (1968)
Contexto: The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. … Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.

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„One must dare to be happy.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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