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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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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 Seiten
...to the pleasing labour of the present composition. GIBBON: Decline and Fall, chap, lii., note. 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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Tales and illustrations

Tales - 1876
...sisters. She shows Johnny's copy-book, and the sampler-piece Lydia has worked, with the motto, " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." " And that's true, too, ma'am," says Lucy. " Maurice says there's sense in it, and is going to have...
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the new monthly magazine

william francis ainsworth - 1876
...life as it is shown in its different phases will doubtless feel disposed to say with Addison, " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." But it is indispensable for one who has been brought to see the worth of true religion, and the emptiness...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 Seiten
...to the pleasing labour of the present composition. GIBBON: Decline and Fall, chap, hi., note. True bserved that this power of the imagination is incapable...ideas which it has received from the senses. Now everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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Ollendorff's neue methode die englifche sprache: lefen, fchreiben und ...

P. Sands - 1882 - 599 Seiten
...ф I may be done better without either. fann »erben gctbïn bejfer ofyne ein ober ba3 SInbere. True happiness is of a retired ' nature, and an enemy to...loves shade * and solitude, * and naturally haunts w groves and fountains, " fields and meadows ; in short, it feels every thing it wants, within itself,...
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Self-effort; or, The true method of attaining success in life

Joseph Johnson - 1883 - 408 Seiten
...deprive us of." The celebrated author of the Spectator had a similar wise thought when he said : " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions." Hume the historian never said anything truer than — " To be happy, the person must be cheerful and...
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The Overland Monthly

1967
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 Seiten
...in our being devoid of Passions, but in our learning to command them. SjappineSS. — Addison. TRUE Happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the fivst place, from the enjoyment of one's self: and in t!ie ncxt, from the Friendship and Conversation...
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

1885
...grate which shut them out from the world, were these words of Addison, taken from the Spectator: " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." Her own daughters, two beautiful girls, were educated with the Prince's family. During the first eighteen...
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Selections from Addison's Papers Contributed to the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1886 - 528 Seiten
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship aft1d conversation of a few select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and 10 naturally haunts...
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