„Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay, but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none.“

Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853)
Fuente: Bartleby the Scrivener

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novelista, cuentista, ensayista i poeta estadounidense 1818 - 1891

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„This vice [Pride] does not measure happiness so much by its own conveniences, as by the miseries of others.“

—  Thomas More, libro Utopia

Haec non suis commodis prosperitatem, sed ex alienis metitur incommodis.
http://books.google.com/books?id=6REuAAAAMAAJ&q=%22haec+non+suis+commodis+prosperitatem+sed+ex+alienis+metitur+incommodis%22&pg=PA306#v=onepage
Alternate translation: [Pride] measures her prosperity not by her own goods but by others' wants.
Original: (la) Haec non suis commodis prosperitatem, sed ex alienis metitur incommodis.
Fuente: Utopia (1516), Ch. 9 : Of the Religions of the Utopians

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„Men might be better if we better deemed
Of them. The worst way to improve the world
Is to condemn it.“

—  Philip James Bailey, Festus

Scene IV, A Mountain; Sunrise. Compare: "The surest plan to make a man / Is to think him so", J. R. Lowell, Biglow Papers, II, ii. St. 9
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„1131. Company in Misery makes it light.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

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„There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.“

—  Dante Alighieri, libro Inferno

Canto V, lines 121–123 (tr. Longfellow).
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„There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Inferno, canto v, line 121.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more“

—  Alexandre Dumas, libro El conde de Montecristo

Chapter 117 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_117
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„And as we are — the world is. That is, if we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war. The State is what we are.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

"Second Public Talk at Ojai (21 May 1944) http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=170&chid=4526&w=%22And+as+we+are+-+the+world+is%22 J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 440521, published in Authentic Report of Ten Talks, Ojai, 1944 (1945), p. 7, OCLC 67727800
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Contexto: And as we are — the world is. That is, if we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war. The State is what we are. To bring about order and peace, we must begin with ourselves and not with society, not with the State, for the world is ourselves … If we would bring about a sane and happy society we must begin with ourselves and not with another, not outside of ourselves, but with ourselves.

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