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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
1803
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The 28 Laws of Attraction: Stop Chasing Success and Let It Chase You

Thomas J. Leonard - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 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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Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

American literature - 1855
...fortunately for his ears, the widow never saw him again. — Washington Union. HAPPINESS. — True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's-eelf, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of afew select companions : false...
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The American University Magazine, Volume 2

A. U. Faulkner, Spenser O. M. Ovington - Education - 1895
...heroic rearing. She inscribed Addison's words in letters of gold above the door of the school: "True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise." This was the happiest time in her life. She wrote the two last volumes of her "Theatre d' Education,"...
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This Person Is You

Christopher Markert - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1968 - 64 pages
...mind, you can set the stage for the enjoyment of a carefree and lively life. As has been said: "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." (Joseph Addison). The mind needs to be shaken up and aired once in a while. Serious responsibilites...
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