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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

Quote

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet



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.”
Voltaire - Brief an Abbé Trublet

French
J'ai décidé d'être heureux car c'est bon pour la santé.”
Voltaire - Lettre à l'Abbé Trublet

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




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See also...



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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères

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

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

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

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If you want to be happy, be.”
Leo Tolstoy

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There is no shame in preferring happiness.”
Albert Camus - The Plague




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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Health is the primary duty of life.”
Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest
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Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.”
Karl Marx
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Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
Mark Twain
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Quotes about happiness:



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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo - Les deux trouvailles de Gallus
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
Epicurus
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Quotes about decision:



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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”
Noam Chomsky
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
Gabrielle Chasnel, dîte Coco Chanel
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.”
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It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.”
Voltaire - Zadig, or The Book of Fate
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