Melancholy

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Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.

Orlando
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad
The sad dislike those who are cheerful, and the cheerful dislike the melancholy
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy
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