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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Felicity
 
  True felicity consists of its own consciousness.
Rivarol.    
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  Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation.
Racine.    
  2
  True happiness resides in things not seen.
Young.    
  3
  Since every man that lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal minds what happens let us bear.
Dryden.    
  4
  The world produces for every pint of honey a gallon of gall, for every dram of pleasure a pound of pain, for every inch of mirth an ell of moan; and as the ivy twines around the oak, so does misery and misfortune encompass the happy man. Felicity, pure and unalloyed felicity, is not a plant of earthly growth; her gardens are the skies.
Robert Burton.    
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