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We have only to look at the children of the rich, to see how little enduring happiness money gives, and how seldom great advantages result in great characters. The majority of the really great people of the world, in all lines of achievement, have sprung from poverty.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Heart of the New Thought [Amazon, Bookshop, Local Library]

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There! there is happiness; heaven in a teaspoon; happiness, with all its intoxication, all its folly, all its childishness. You can swallow it without fear; it is not fatal; it will in nowise injure your physical organs.

Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley, The Playground of the Seraphim from The Poem of Hashish in The Herb Dangerous

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The meditation on love will overcome in you all hatred and wrath … So very powerful is this method of meditation, that a very short practice will give results — results that you will find working in your life and thoughts, bringing peace and happiness to you, and to all around you.

Allan Bennett, The Training of the Mind

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At the same time, I sense something like a Gestapo knock, an attempt by the real world to force itself into my carefully maintained happiness, something undeniably capable of smashing my fragile life. The pain which is unaccountable and new, which speaks of its own growth and victory, which speaks of disorder and loss in short bright stabs.

Mary Sativa, Acid Temple Ball [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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And if you ask. ‘How is Nibbāṇa to be known?’ It is by freedom from distress and danger, by confidence, by peace, by calm, by bliss, by happiness, by delicacy, by purity, by freshness…

Ananda Maitriya (Allan Bennett), Nibbāṇa

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