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Happiness Quotes

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others. William Lyon Phelps
The first recipe for happiness is Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andr Maurois
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them. Barry Duncan
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy. Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Srange Land
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. Thomas Jefferson
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
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Helen Keller
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. Terry Pratchett, Jingo
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. William Feather
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
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. Fyodor Dostoevsky
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
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Herman Cain
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim
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