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Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Call no man unhappy until he is married.
Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.
What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
The secret of happiness is something to do.
We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Call no man happy till he is dead.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
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 than hostile.
The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.

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