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There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.  ~ George Sand


Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.  ~ Victor Hugo


Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.  ~ Alphonse Karr


Happiness is the cheapest thing in the world when we buy it for someone else.  ~ Paul Flemming


Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.  ~ Leo Tolstoy


You have to believe in happiness, or happiness never comes.  ~ Douglas Malloch


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.  ~ Mildred Barthel


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.  ~ Jacques Prévert


A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.  ~ Cicero


It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.  ~ Joseph Joubert


Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.  ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck


One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.  ~ George Sand


A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.  ~ Bernard de Fontenelle


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


Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.   ~ Muhammad Ali


Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz


Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.  ~ Aristotle


Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy
simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.  ~ Storm Jameson


Happiness comes from within a man, from some curious adjustment to life.  ~ Hugh Walpole


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it was his own.  ~ Johann von Goethe


Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.  ~ Helen Keller


Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Health, learning and virtue will ensure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honour.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.  ~ Maurice Maeterlinck


Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.  ~ Mark Twain


Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.  ~ Bertrand Russell


The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.  ~ Joseph Roux


I am happy and content because I think I am.  ~ Alain-Rene Lesage


Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings...It's something we make inside ourselves.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.  ~ Don Marquis


Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Life is so full of a number of things. We all should really be happy as kings.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Happiness hates the timid.  ~ Eugene O'Neill


Happiness is anyone and anything that's loved by you.  ~ Charles M. Schulz


The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.  ~ Mark Twain


Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of the door.  ~ Charlton Ogburn, Jr,


Joy is not in things, it is in us.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Happiness is a result of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings, rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.  ~ Norman Bradburn


The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.  ~ Doug Larson


Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  ~ Palmer Sondreal


In all climates, under all skies, man's happiness is always somewhere else.  ~ Giacomo Leopardi


Everyday happiness means you can't wait to come home, because the soup is hot.  ~ George Burns


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  ~ John Barrymore


Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The pursuit of happiness...is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.  ~ Robert Henri


Exude happiness and you will feel it back a thousand times.  ~ Joan Lunden


Happiness is the ability to recognize it.  ~ Carolyn Wells


You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.  ~ Bette Davis


The secret to true happiness is low expectations and insensitivity.  ~ Olivia Goldsmith


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.  ~ William Morris


Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


There is only one inborn error. and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy.  ~ Arthur Schopenhauer


I do think awful things may happen at any moment, so while they are not happening, you may as well be pleased.  ~ Nigella Lawson


Happiness is a byproduct of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.  ~ Benjamin Spock


The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts.  ~ William Lyon Phelps


Nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy.  ~ Cynthia Nelms


Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.  ~ Joseph Wood Krutch


My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.  ~ Holly Ketchel


The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy.  ~ Luther Burbank


Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.  ~ Jim Rohn



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