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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.
Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.
The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
Full happiness comes from fully happy relationships. Anyone who denies this simply has not fully drunk from the infinite well of love.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
sometimes happiness is hard to find
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.
The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it.
Never believe straight off in a man's unhappiness. Ask him if he can still sleep. If the answer's yes, all's well. That is enough.
He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -- the sense that is where we really belong.
Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
People who never achieve happiness are the ones who complain whenever they're awake, and whenever they're asleep, they are thinking about what to complain about tomorrow.
Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing Double Dahlias in his garden.
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.
That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.

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