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FELICITY
[ Also see Happiness ]

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

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation.
      - Jean Baptiste Racine

True felicity consists of its own consciousness.
      - Antoine de Rivarol, Comte de Rivarol

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
      - Logan Pearsall Smith

True happiness resides in things not seen.
      - Edward Young


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