„There is so much to love and to admire in this life that it is an act of ingratitude not to be happy and content in this existence.“

—  Lin Yutang

Quelle: Pleasures of a Nonconformist

Letzte Aktualisierung 25. September 2021. Geschichte
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Lin Yutang1
chinesischer Schriftsteller 1895 - 1976

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„I love acting. It is so much more real than life.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

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„Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and to be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.“

—  Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845

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„Happiness has to exist in the mind before it can exist in life.“

—  Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975

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„The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.“

—  F. H. Bradley British philosopher 1846 - 1924

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„Nothing is miserable but what is thought so, and contrariwise, every estate is happy if he that bears it be content.“
Adeo nihil est miserum nisi cum putes, contraque beata sors omnis est aequanimitate tolerantis.

—  Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480

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„I believe that every human being has the right to his life and to his liberty, and to act in this world so as to secure his own happiness.“

—  Henry Wilson Union Army officer, Vice president, politician, historian 1812 - 1875

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„Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

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„Happiness comes out of contentment, and contentment always comes out of service.“

—  Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004

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„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

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„So far are they from displaying any overweening love of freedom that they show a singular contentment with a condition of servitorship, often showing a curious canine pride in it, and again often simply unaware that they are existing in that condition.“

—  Albert Jay Nock American journalist 1870 - 1945

Quelle: Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943), p. 314
Kontext: According to my observations, mankind are among the most easily tamable and domesticable of all creatures in the animal world. They are readily reducible to submission, so readily conditionable (to coin a word) as to exhibit an almost incredibly enduring patience under restraint and oppression of the most flagrant character. So far are they from displaying any overweening love of freedom that they show a singular contentment with a condition of servitorship, often showing a curious canine pride in it, and again often simply unaware that they are existing in that condition.

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