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True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. Another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pursuing pure research with no discernible result. Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.
The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Be happy or die.
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.
Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!
Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience.
The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
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.
Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.
Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness.