quote by Edwin Percy Whipple

Felicity, not fluency of language, is a merit.

— Edwin Percy Whipple

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Anyone can live contentedly in circumstances of ease and comfort, health and well-being gratification and felicity; but to remain happy and contented in the face of difficulty, hardship and the onslaught of disease and sickness-this is an indication of nobility.

The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.

The object of every free government is the public good, and all lesser interests yield to it. That of every tyrannical government, is the happiness and aggrandizement of one, or a few, and to this the public felicity, and every other interest must submit.

... Nessun maggior dolore Che ricordarsi del tempo felice Nella miseria. (There is no greater pain than to remember a happy time when one is in misery.)

A society which reverences the attainment of riches as the supreme felicity will naturally be disposed to regard the poor as damned ... if only to justify itself for making their life a hell.

They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.

Preparation is the be-all of good trial work.

Everything else - felicity of expression, improvisational brilliance - is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.

To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.

Pleasures, riches, honor and joy are sure to have care, disgrace, adversity and affliction in their train. There is no pleasure without pain, no joy without sorrow. O the folly of expecting lasting felicity in a vale of tears, or a paradise in a ruined world.

It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.

A mind always employed is always happy.

No one can obtain felicity by pursuit.

This explains why one of the elements of being happy is the feeling that a debt of gratitude is owed, a debt impossible to pay. Now, we do not owe gratitude to ourselves. To be conscious of gratitude is to acknowledge a gift.

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

Maternal love! thou word that sums all bliss, Gives and receives all bliss,-- fullest when most Thou givest! spring-head of all felicity, Deepest when most is drawn! emblem of God! O'erflowing most when greatest numbers drink!

Play the flute of felicity! You, yourself, are the melody.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.

That perfect bliss and sole felicity, the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

Since every man who lives is born to die, And none can boast sincere felicity, With equal mind, what happens, let us bear, Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care. Like pilgrims to the' appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society.

A phrase begins life as a literary expression;

its felicity leads to its lazy repetition, and repetition soon establishes it as a legal formula, undiscriminatingly used to express different and sometimes contradictory ideas.

How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.

My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don't know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.

Felicity is a continual progress of the desire from one object to another, the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter.

True felicity consists of its own consciousness.

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.

The Heavenly City outshines Rome beyond comparison.

There, instead of victory, is truth; instead of high rank, holiness; instead of peace, felicity; instead of life, eternity.

Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

Habits, though in their commencement like the filmy line of the spider, trembling at every breeze, may in the end prove as links of tempered steel, binding a deathless being to eternal felicity or woe.

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