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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
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France

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



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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(German, French, Italian)

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

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

Ho deciso di essere felice perché fa bene alla salute.

See also 

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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.

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.

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.

Quotes for: health


Quotes about health:

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search thereof when he is grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.

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.

Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health.

Healthy is who can't recall.

Health is the primary duty of life.

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

Quotes for: happiness


Quotes about happiness:

Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

Nothing is ever finished ; only a little happiness is needed for everything to begin again.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Quotes for: decision


Quotes about decision:

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

Only by means of decisions does man enter reality.

Never is done tomorrow what is not done today
And one should let no day slip by.
With resolution seize the possible straightway
By forelock and with quick, courageous trust;
Then holding fast you will not let it further fly
And you will labour on because you must.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.


Voltaire also said...

Love truth, but pardon error.

Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

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.

Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.

The best is the enemy of good.

All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.

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