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A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live."
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind."
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid."