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    Leo Buscaglia

    What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

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    Leslie Caron

    In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?

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    Anatole France

    Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

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    Ogden Nash

    Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

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    Stendhal

    To describe happiness is to diminish it.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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    Sam Levenson

    Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

    The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

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    Bette Davis

    A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

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    John Stuart Mill

    Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.

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    George Sand

    There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

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    Aldous Huxley

    There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

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    Sydney J. Harris

    Happiness is a direction, not a place.

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    Benjamin Spock

    Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

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    Sarah McLachlan

    Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

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    Bernard Meltzer

    Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

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    Jose Marti

    Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.

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    Desiderius Erasmus

    It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

    The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

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    Pierre Corneille

    Happiness seems made to be shared.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

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    Maurice Maeterlinck

    We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

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    Don Marquis

    Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

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    David Lee Roth

    Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

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    Arnold Bennett

    Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

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    Clare Boothe Luce

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

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    Malcolm Forbes

    When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.

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    Dale Carnegie

    Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

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    Andy Rooney

    Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

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    Alexandre Dumas

    Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

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    Napoleon Hill

    Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

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    David Brainerd

    If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.

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    Alphonse Karr

    Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

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    Alphonse Karr

    Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

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    Ayn Rand

    Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

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    Lord Byron

    All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

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    Marquis de Sade

    Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

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    Andrei Platonov

    Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

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    Mark Twain

    There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

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    Carl Sandburg

    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

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    Julian Casablancas

    Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

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    George Sand

    Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

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    Bertolt Brecht

    Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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    Andre Maurois

    The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

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    Deepak Chopra

    Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

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    Jane Austen

    A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

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    Epictetus

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

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    Pearl S. Buck

    Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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    Peter Drucker

    Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

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    Bertrand Russell

    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

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    Austin O'Malley

    Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

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    F. H. Bradley

    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

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    Julia Roberts

    You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.

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    Linus Pauling

    Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

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    Rita Mae Brown

    One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

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    Bertrand Russell

    Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

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    Anna Pavlova

    The right to happiness is fundamental.

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    Leo Rosten

    Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

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    Alfred de Musset

    There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

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    Jose Marti

    There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.

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    Albert Camus

    Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

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    Joseph Franklin Rutherford

    Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.

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    Leon Kass

    If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

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    Andre Gide

    Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

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    Ben Jonson

    True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

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    Frank McCourt

    Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

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    Ernie Banks

    You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

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    Khalil Gibran

    Love is trembling happiness.

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    Oscar Levant

    Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

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    Charles Spurgeon

    It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

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    Lydia M. Child

    An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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    Blaise Pascal

    Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

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    Adam Smith

    Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

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    Denis Diderot

    There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

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    Ashley Montagu

    The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

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    Agnes Repplier

    It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

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    Albert Camus

    But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

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    Ernest Hemingway

    Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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    Richard Bach

    If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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    Richard Bach

    Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

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    Joseph Butler

    Happiness does not consist in self-love.

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    Albert Schweitzer

    Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

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    Euripides

    Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

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    Plutarch

    Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

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    Lucinda Williams

    People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.

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    Robert Green Ingersoll

    Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

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    Douglas William Jerrold

    Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

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    Alice Walker

    Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

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    Sophocles

    Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

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    John Barrymore

    Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

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    Dalai Lama

    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

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    Douglas Horton

    To buy happiness is to sell soul.

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    Robert Frost

    Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

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    Aristotle

    Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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    Maurice Chevalier

    If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

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    Baltasar Gracian

    Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

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