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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:51 am 
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Overheard, more or less as follows:

If you want to be happy for an evening, go out to a good restaurant.
If you want to be happy for a few months, get married.
If you want to be happy forever,...

Alas, I didn't get the last few words! Anybody have it?

This one is more than just curiosity-- I desperately need the wisdom of those missing words!

Thanks!


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...take up fishing?

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there are several variations of this one...

"If you want to be happy for an hour, get intoxicated;
if you want to be happy for three days, get married;
but if you want to be happy forever, become a gardner."
-- An old English saying.
http://www.50plusfriends.com/cookbook/v ... ex-17.html
also seen as a Chinese proverb

"If you want to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you want to be happy for three days, get married.... If you want to be happy forever, learn to fish." The catch to that advice (source unknown) is that there are times when fishing is impossible.
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/99jun/9906brv.htm

"If you want to be happy for an hour, get drunk. If you want to be happy for three days, get married. If you want to be happy for eight days, kill your pig and eat it. But if you want to be happy forever, become a gardener (sic archaeologist)." --Chinese Proverb
http://www.killgrove.org/quotations.html

By the way, if you want to be happy one day, get drunk.
If you want to be happy three days, get married.
If you want to be happy eight days, get pig and eat it.
If you want to be happy forever, get pyrshep.
http://www.saunalahti.fi/hillu/kennel.htm

if you want to be happy for a day, get a date.
if you want to be happy for a week, get a lover.
if you want to be happy for a month, get married.
if you want to be happy forever, get a friend.


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