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Happiness Quotes

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than he discovery of a new star. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. William Feather
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly. Leonardo DaVinci, The notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci by Macurdy
No medicine cures what happiness cannot. Gabrid Garcia Marquez
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think. Alexander Pope
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage. Thucydides
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Donald Robert Perry Marquis
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price. Author Unknown
Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination. Roy M. Goodman
If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. Kitaro Nishida
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn. Kalidasa
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind. Lord Essex
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