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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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    Andre Maurois

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

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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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    Albert Camus

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

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    Alphonse Karr

    Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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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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    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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    Baruch Spinoza

    Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

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    Ambrose Bierce

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

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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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    Agnes Repplier

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

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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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    Stendhal

    To describe happiness is to diminish it.

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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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    George Sand

    Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of 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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    Bette Davis

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

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    Ogden Nash

    Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

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    Alfred de Musset

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

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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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    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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    Baltasar Gracian

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

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

    The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

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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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    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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    Euripides

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

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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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    John Stuart Mill

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

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    Austin O'Malley

    Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

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    Carl Sandburg

    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

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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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    Maurice Maeterlinck

    We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

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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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    Andrei Platonov

    Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

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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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    Benjamin Franklin

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

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    Douglas Horton

    To buy happiness is to sell soul.

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    Frank McCourt

    Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

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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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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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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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    Sydney J. Harris

    Happiness is a direction, not a place.

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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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    John Barrymore

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

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    Richard Bach

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

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

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    Sam Levenson

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

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    Aldous Huxley

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

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    Lydia M. Child

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

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    Adam Smith

    Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

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    Dalai Lama

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

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    George Sand

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

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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    Bertrand Russell

    Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

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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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    Sophocles

    Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

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    Pierre Corneille

    Happiness seems made to be shared.

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    Andre Gide

    Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

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    Napoleon Hill

    Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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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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    Bertrand Russell

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

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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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    Andy Rooney

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

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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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    Peter Drucker

    Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

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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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    Anatole France

    Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

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    Joseph Butler

    Happiness does not consist in self-love.

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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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    Sarah McLachlan

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

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    Anna Pavlova

    The right to happiness is fundamental.

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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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    Robert Frost

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

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    Benjamin Spock

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

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    Aristotle

    Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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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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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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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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    Denis Diderot

    There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

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    Malcolm Forbes

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

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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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    Plutarch

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

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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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    Jane Austen

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

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    Pearl S. Buck

    Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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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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    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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    Julian Casablancas

    Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

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    Marquis de Sade

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

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    Albert Schweitzer

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

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    Rita Mae Brown

    One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

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    Don Marquis

    Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

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    Bernard Meltzer

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

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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    Jose Marti

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

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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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    Oscar Wilde

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

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    Oscar Levant

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

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    Lord Byron

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

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    Deepak Chopra

    Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

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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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    Bertolt Brecht

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

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

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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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    Khalil Gibran

    Love is trembling happiness.

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    Lucinda Williams

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

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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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    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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    Ernest Hemingway

    Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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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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