Gustave Flaubert - Happiness Quotes
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To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
Variant translation: To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words bliss, passion, and rapture - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.
Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom