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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Albert Camus on Happiness

Re-posting, from August 2010:

An additional definition of happiness, by Daphne du Maurier, from Chapter 2 of Rebecca:

"Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind".

Another comment, by Petros Abatzoglou (from What does Mrs Freeman Want, tr. Kay Cicellis):

"Don't give me this stupid word, 'happiness', a word we've discovered as the surest way to make ourselves unhappy".

Aristotle on Happiness

Dr. Johnson (Rasselas) on Happiness and Discontent, The Happy Valley

"To heighten their opinion of their own felicity, they were daily entertained with songs, the subject of which was the happy valley".

John Milton, from Paradise Lost, Book I:

"His doom
Reserved him to more wrath, for now the thought
Both of lost happiness and lasting pain
Torments him".

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