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WHAT MEN THOUGHTHappiness
[From The Rosicrucian Digest November 1947]
If happiness consisted in the pleasures of the body, we should call cattle happy when they find grass to eat.--Heraclitus.
'Tis not in strength of body nor in gold that men find happiness, but in uprightness and in fullness of understanding.--Democritus.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.--Lao-tse.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.--Goethe.
True happiness is inward, divine Peace.--Theosophus.
To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness.--Fichte.
Though no one will dispute the statement that happiness is the best thing in the world, yet a still more precise definition of it is needed.--Aristotle.
To live happily is an inward power of the Soul when she is affected with indifference toward those things that are by their nature indifferent.--Marcus Aurelius.
Do you see, oh my brothers and sisters? It is not chaos or death--it is form, union, plan--it is eternal life--it is Happiness.--Whitman.
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