I would always rather be happy than dignified.
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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
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Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
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I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
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If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.