L. Frank Baum quote about happiness from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
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I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
 L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). copy citation

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Author L. Frank Baum
Source The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Topic happiness heart unhappiness
Date 1900
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/55/55-h/55-h.htm

Context

“"I shall really be very unhappy unless you give me the sort of courage that makes one forget he is afraid."
"Very well, I will give you that sort of courage tomorrow," replied Oz.
"How about my heart?" asked the Tin Woodman.
"Why, as for that," answered Oz, "I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart."
"That must be a matter of opinion," said the Tin Woodman. "For my part, I will bear all the unhappiness without a murmur, if you will give me the heart."
"Very well," answered Oz meekly. "Come to me tomorrow and you shall have a heart.” source

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