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Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit.
After what we can say you can be sure the happy heart will make the happy day.
Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.
Not what you have, but what you see; Not what you see, but what you choose; Not what seems fair, but what is true; Not what you dream, but what you do; Not what you take, but what you give; Not as you pray, but as you live. These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness.
The biggest lie on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.
It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy.
If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time.
You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.
Men expect that religion should cost them no pains, that happiness should drop into their laps without any design and endeavor on their part, and that, after they have done what they please while they live, God should snatch them up to heaven when they die. But though the commandments of God be not grievous, yet it is fit to let men know that they are not thus easy.
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.
The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.
Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
If you pursue happiness you never find it.
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Joy comes from using your potential.
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.