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BLISS
[ Also see Contentment Delight Enjoyment Happiness Heart Joy Pleasure ]

Thin partitions do divide
  The bounds where good and ill reside;
    That nought is perfect here below;
      But bliss still bordering on woe.
      - Unattributed Author vol. XXII, p. 50,
        in the "Weekly Magazine," Edinburgh

To bliss unknown my lofty soul aspires,
  My lot unequal to my vast desires.
      - John Arbuthnot, Gnothi Seaton (l. 3)

Though duller thoughts succeed, the bliss e'en of a moment still is bliss.
      - Joanna Baillie

The bliss that can he told is but half-bliss.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
      - Joseph Campbell (2)

Pure felicity is reserved for the heavenly life; it grows not in an earthly soil.
      - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

The happiest woman sees not gladness alone reflected from her mirror; its surface will inevitably be sometimes dimmed with sighs.
      - Louise Colet (nee Revoil)

We may anticipate bliss, but who ever drank of that enchanted cup unalloved?
      - Charles Caleb Colton

The hues of bliss more brightly glow,
  Chastis'd by sabler tints of woe.
      - Thomas Gray,
        Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude
         (l. 45)

Alas! by some degree of woe
  We every bliss must gain;
    That heart can ne'er a transport know,
      That never feels a pain.
      - Lord George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton ("The Good Lord Lyttelton"),
        Song

And my heart rocked its babe of bliss,
  And soothed its child of air,
    With something 'twixt a song and kiss,
      To keep it nestling there.
      - Gerald Massey, On a Wedding Day (st. 3)

But such a sacred and home-felt delight,
  Such sober certainty of waking bliss,
    I never heard till now.
      - John Milton, Comus (l. 262)

The sum of earthly bliss.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. VIII, l. 522)

Bliss in possession will not last;
  Remember'd joys are never past;
    At once the fountain, stream, and sea,
      They were,--they are,--they yet shall be.
      - James Montgomery, The Little Cloud

Every one speaks of it,--who has known it?
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Some place the bliss in action, some in ease,
  Those call it pleasure, and contentment these.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 21)

Condition, circumstance, is not the thing;
  Bliss is the same in subject or in king.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 57)

The way to bliss lies not on beds of down,
  And he that had no cross deserves no crown.
      - Francis Quarles, Esther

I know I am--that simplest bliss
  The millions of my brothers miss.
    I know the fortune to be born,
      Even to the meanest wretch they scorn.
      - Bayard Taylor, Prince Deukalion (act IV)

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
  And exercise of health.
      - James Thomson (1)

We thinke no greater blisse than such
  To be as be we would,
    When blessed none but such as be
      The same as be they should.
      - William Warner, Albion's England
         (bk. X, ch. LIX, st. 68)

The spider's most attenuated thread
  Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie
    On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night 1, l, 178)


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