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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]. - Seite 70
1803
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Talleyrand: A Biographical Study

Joseph McCabe - 1907 - 373 Seiten
...very religious-looking door — was written, in gold characters, Addison's excellent saying: "True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise." Two of the nuns guarded the door, which was firmly closed at ten every night, and the key was taken...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 Seiten
...do, something to love, and something to hope for. The true happiness is of a retired nature, andan almost empty, than when a crowd is at the door.— Steift. It was justly everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 Seiten
...happiness in this life are, something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. The true wealth of the Indies.— There is creative reading...— When the mind is braced by labor and invention ; und in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions ; it loves shade...
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The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, Band 21

1905
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Forbes, Band 88

1961
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Band 1

Robert Kemp Philp
...integrity, — not more than famed For sanctity of manners unden'led." TRUE AND FALSE HAPPINESS. — True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, iields and meadows ; in short, it feels every thing it wants within itself, and receives no addition...
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The Mind of the Spectator Under the Editorship of Addison & Steele

George Sidney Streatfeild - 1923 - 207 Seiten
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ELH., Bände 21-22

1954
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1937 - 1578 Seiten
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