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Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route
We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
But the whim we have of happiness is somewhat thus. By certain valuations, and averages, of our own striking, we come upon some sort of average terrestrial lot; this we fancy belongs to us by nature, and of indefeasible rights. It is simple payment of our wages, of our deserts; requires neither thanks nor complaint. Foolish soul! What act of legislature was there that thou shouldst be happy? A little while ago thou hadst no right to be at all.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
What would you call the highest happiness? Wratislaw was asked. The sense of competence, was the answer, given without hesitation.
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find.
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
It is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
The really happy man never laughs -- seldom -- though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension -- and the happy are not over strung.
Happiness is a positive cash flow.
Blaming another person for your unhappiness is like blaming them for your high cholesterol. Either one will eventually kill you.
There is a simple and direct way to happiness. Complicated methods are simply wrong
Blessed is who has done nothing to regret.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.~ James Oppenheim
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Being too suspicious of your happiness will inevitably lead you back to a space where there is none. There is an element of mystery to every happiness.
The formula for my happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal>
The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy.
Art is like happiness. It's not complete until you share it." - Kathy Dolan
Success is not a journey, it's a destination called satisfaction.
Conditional happiness brings more unhappiness.
The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory
Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness.
Enjoy the good health. Bring the truth happiness. Care of his own family. Give the peace to all. Firstly, one must discipline and control his own mind. If he can do so, the enlightenment, wisdom and virtue will go to him naturally.
Only the misfortune understands what fortune is, and knows how to treasure it.
Food is for taste. Happiness is taste of life.
Fortune is where the love is.

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