C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


True felicity consists of its own consciousness.


Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation.


True happiness resides in things not seen.


Since every man that lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal minds what happens let us bear.


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.