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" There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world, which remain unknown even to ourselves, or when they are disclosed, surprise nobody so much as the benefactor. "
The Cornhill Magazine - Page 81
edited by - 1877
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The Christian pioneer, ed. by J.F. Winks, Volumes 32-33

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1878
...enabled to drink to the " glory of Q-od." THE DUTY OF BEING HAPPY. THERE is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour ; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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A diurnal for the changes and chances of this mortal life [extracts] ed. by ...

Diurnal - 1885
...to rest, Lodged within my Father's breast. DODDRIDGB. Dutg of 33eins august 9. THERE is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...disclosed, surprise nobody so much as the benefactor. A happy man or woman is a better thing to find than a five-pound note. He or she is a radiating focus...
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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1890 - 278 pages
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour ; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1893 - 278 pages
...favor is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humor ; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, William Ernest Henley - 1895
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson: Virginibus puerisque ...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...street after a marble, with so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour; one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than...
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The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson - Quotations, Scottish - 1895 - 216 pages
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...disclosed, surprise nobody so much as the benefactor A HAPPY man or woman is a better thing •*"*• to find than a five-pound note. He or she is a radiating...
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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1898 - 256 pages
...favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being...ran down the street after a marble, with so jolly an ail that he set every one he passed into a good humour ; one of these persons, who had been delivered...
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The Children of the Future

Nora Archibald Smith - Domestic education - 1898 - 165 pages
...every wayfarer ? Is it not true, in Stevenson's words, — he to whom joy was a religion, — that by being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world, which remain unknown even to ourselves ? That gallant spirit, frail, suffering, weighted with pain and weakness, and yet making so brave a...
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