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Quote of Voltaire - I have decided to be happy...


Biography - Voltaire:

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
Born: 1694 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.



Note 

Note




Source: Letter to the Abbé Trublet

Wikisource - Voltaire - Œuvres complètes (fr) 



I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

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Translation

Translation

(German, French, Italian)



German
Ich habe beschlossen, glücklich zu sein - denn es ist förderlich für die Gesundheit.

French
J'ai décidé d'être heureux car c'est bon pour la santé.

Italian
Ho deciso di essere felice perché fa bene alla salute.




See also 

See also...



We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.

We should try to be happy, just to set an example.

If you want to be happy, be.

There is no shame in preferring happiness.




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