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Happiness Quotes

No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Charlotte Bronte
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere. Smiley Blanton
It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery. Bertrand Russell
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going. Laurence J. Peter
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. William Blake
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed. Kin Hubbard
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. Samuel Johnson
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Buddha
The secret of happiness is something to do. John Burroughs
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise. Sophocles, Antigone
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others William Hazlitt
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. Bertrand Russell
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy. Johnson
I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves. Alexander Humboldt
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration. Alanis Morissette
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is. Elbert Hubbard
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