„The noblest art is that of making others happy“

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American showman and businessman 1810 - 1891

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„One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.“

—  Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Source: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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„Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

The Pre-War Notebook (1933-1939), published in First and Last Notebooks (1970) edited by Richard Rees

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„Whoever is happy will make others happy.“

—  Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

Evelyn Waugh photo

„Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.“

—  Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966

Simone Weil, The Pre-War Notebook (1933-1939), published in First and Last Notebooks (1970) edited by Richard Rees
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„The ideal art, the noblest of art: working with the complexities of life, refusing to simplify, to "overcome" doubt.“

—  Joyce Carol Oates, The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982

Source: The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982

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„Whoever is happy will make others happy too.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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„Make thyself perfect; others, happy.“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916

Source: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 76

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Käthe Kollwitz photo

„I have received a commission to make a poster against war. That is a task that makes me happy. Some may say a thousand times that this is not pure art…. but as long as I can work, I want to be effective with my art.“

—  Käthe Kollwitz German artist 1867 - 1945

Letters of Friendship and Acquaintance [Briefe der Freundschaft und Begegnungen] (1966), edited by Hans Kollwitz, p. 95; cited in Käthe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist (1976) by Martha Kearns, p. 172.
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„A person who's happy will make others happy; a person who has courage and faith will never die in misery“

—  Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Variant: Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery
Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

H. A. L. Fisher photo

„Politics is the art of human happiness.“

—  H. A. L. Fisher British politician 1865 - 1940

Source: A History of Europe (1934), Ch. 31.

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„Art consists in making others feel what we feel.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, book The Book of Disquiet

Ibid., p. 231
The Book of Disquiet
Original: A arte consiste em fazer os outros sentir o que nós sentimos.

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„The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.“

—  David Dinkins former mayor of New York City 1927

On New York as the capital of the world. Quoted in an interview by PBS http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/series/interview/dinkins.html

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„The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.“

—  Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Source: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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