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Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
Happiness is the longing for repetition.
I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes -- the finer things of life -- would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
The secret of happiness and prosperity in this world, as in the world to come, lies in thinking of the welfare of others first, and not taking one's self too seriously.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
For who is pleased with himself.
If you can't be happy where you are, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.
Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition. composition.
The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modeled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
It's not a question of happiness, it's a requirement. Consider the alternative.
To buy happiness is to sell soul.
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower-Author Unknown People need your love the most when they appear to deserve it the least.
Happiness... she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child.
If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
There's a hope for every woe, and a balm for every pain, but the first joys of our heart come never back again!
Do you want my one-word secret of happiness -- It's growth -- mental, financial, you name it.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
Happy were men if they but understood There is no safety but in doing good
Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness.
Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters -- where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.