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Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness-otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
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; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; to which I would add, Let no one, till his death be called unhappy.
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, puling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of the difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood; we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance.
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing.
Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.
The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.
No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.
We are made happy when reason can discover no occasion for it. The memory of some past moments is more persuasive than the experience of present ones. There have been visions of such breadth and brightness that these motes were invisible in their light.
Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Where one is wise two are happy.
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.
Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Happiness requires problems
Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt.