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" True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise : it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. "
The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII]. - Page 70
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The Portable Coach: 28 Sure Fire Strategies For Business And Personal Success

Thomas J. Leonard, Byron Laursen - Business & Economics - 1998 - 336 pages
...it's worth. (sign in the window of The Low Self-Esteem Cafe) — from a cartoon by JOHN CALLAHAN True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self. — JOSEPH ADDISON Get rid of what makes you most unattractive to yourself. Superconductivity is an...
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Aspire to Something Higher: A Pocket Book of Inspired Thoughts

Shawn Bremner - Conduct of life - 2003 - 127 pages
...peasant and a philosopher may 67 be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. -Johnson 239) The true happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows; in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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1000 Pocket Positives

Optimism - 2003 - 163 pages
...interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. Bertrand Russell 422. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison Hate 423. A man's hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious...
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Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000

John Archer - Architecture - 2005 - 470 pages
...of the self, solitude therefore was the most effective state in which to conduct that pursuit: True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators.109 The importance of solitude to self-fulfillment was more richly developed four years...
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Aldous Huxley - Prätexte und Kontexte

Lothar Fietz - 2005 - 238 pages
...können, für Horaz einfach mit Gesundheit. Joseph Addison verstand unter Glück etwas sehr Privates: True Happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators.15 Alexander Pope dagegen faßt den "happiness"-Begriff grundsätzlicher und faßt ihn als...
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Sophia's Fire

Sango Mbella - Business & Economics - 2005 - 292 pages
...only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. -William Cowper (1731 - 1800) True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. -Joseph Addison (1672 -1719) Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. -Victor Hugo...
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How To Be Happy, Successful And Rich

Reginald V. Johnson - 2005
...today his own, he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today." "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. " Joseph Addison HELP SOMEONE ELSE As a child in church I was often reminded in Sunday school "It is...
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Tam Lin

Pamela Dean - Juvenile Fiction - 2006 - 468 pages
...Robin "Then say it another way." Janet considered, and while she was considering, Nick said, "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions." "What?" said Janet. "Addison," said Nick, tilting his head back and grinning at her. "And was that...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 817 pages
...are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison, 1672-1719 ~ True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...from the friendship and conversation of a few select friends. ~ Addison ~ The Spectator, Number 15, 1711 March 17 It is neither wealth nor splendor, but...
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Nothing to Hide: Privacy in the 21st Century

Mark Keeler - Technology & Engineering - 2006 - 244 pages
...one of the most compelling explanations of invasions of privacy. 2.7 Undercurrents of Humanity "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one 's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. " —Joseph...
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