The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) English poet
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Frequently attributed to Tennyson, but found as early as in D. E. Macdonnel, A Dictionary of Quotations, in Most Frequent Use, (1809) translated from French: "Le bonheur de l'homme en cette vi ne consiste pas á être sans passions: il consiste à en être le maître."
Added on 12-Dec-11 | Last updated 12-Dec-11
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