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Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life slowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future.
Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
If you cannot renounce the world the genius of happiness will never salute you.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
The happier the moment the shorter.
Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
Happiness is a by product of an effort to make someone else happy.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?
Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.
Most of us experience happiness when we are enjoying life and feeling free, enjoying the process and products of our creative and intellectual processes, enjoying the ecstasy of transcendent oneness with the universe.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.
I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
There is something ridiculous and even quite indecent in an individual claiming to be happy. Still more a people or a nation making such a claim. The pursuit of happiness... is without any question the most fatuous which could possibly be undertaken. This lamentable phrase the pursuit of happiness is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
The smallest annoyances, disturb us the most.
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
Happiness is not so much in having or sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.

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