The grand essentials for happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for~ Chalmers
Quotations are attributed to persons that have made them memorable, however correct the attribute may or may not be. Personally, I think there is very little “original” content in the universe, it’s all been here for billions of years and simply recycled and repackaged for use. That is neither good or bad, it simply is. In fact this very same article I find myself writing, surely exists in the universal library already, because we perceive time as a linear thing, but that’s only an illusion!
Everything is energy, energy never dies, it only transforms. That is simply the way physics work in the world. So, whoever feels the need to claim copyright for a particular word or phrase, so be it, just know that it is quite possible the exact word or the same phrase may have been actively used many, many, many times before 😉
Likewise, with regard to taking offense at any perceived wrongdoing by misquoting or misidentifying the correct attribute for a particular quote, be it Alexander Chalmers, George Washington Burnap, Immanuel Kant, Joseph Addison, or another!
Afterall, the real value is not “who said what” but “what was said.” So cherish the grand essentials of happiness: do something, love something (someone, anyone, everyone), and hope for something grand, like happiness!