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    Ambrose Bierce

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

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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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    Aristotle

    Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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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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    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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    Bertolt Brecht

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

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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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    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

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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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    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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    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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    John Stuart Mill

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

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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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    Frank McCourt

    Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

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    Pearl S. Buck

    Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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    Ernest Hemingway

    Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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    Adam Smith

    Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

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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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    Leon Kass

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

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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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    Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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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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    Baruch Spinoza

    Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

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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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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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    Sam Levenson

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

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    Anna Pavlova

    The right to happiness is fundamental.

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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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    Julian Casablancas

    Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

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    Rita Mae Brown

    One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

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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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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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    Joseph Butler

    Happiness does not consist in self-love.

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    Alphonse Karr

    Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

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    Sophocles

    Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

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    Sydney J. Harris

    Happiness is a direction, not a place.

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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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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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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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    Andy Rooney

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

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

    The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

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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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    Napoleon Hill

    Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

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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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    Andrei Platonov

    Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

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    Ogden Nash

    Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

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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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    Douglas Horton

    To buy happiness is to sell soul.

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    Richard Bach

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

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    Carl Sandburg

    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

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    Maurice Maeterlinck

    We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

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    Alfred de Musset

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

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    Lydia M. Child

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

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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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    Jane Austen

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

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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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    Khalil Gibran

    Love is trembling happiness.

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    Lord Byron

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

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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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    George Sand

    Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of 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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    Richard Bach

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

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    John Barrymore

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

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    Andre Gide

    Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

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    Oscar Levant

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

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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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    Douglas William Jerrold

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

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    Jose Marti

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

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    Austin O'Malley

    Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

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    Pierre Corneille

    Happiness seems made to be shared.

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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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    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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    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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    George Sand

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

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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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    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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    Desiderius Erasmus

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

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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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    Benjamin Spock

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

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    Lucinda Williams

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

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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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    Andre Maurois

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

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    Dalai Lama

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

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    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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    Deepak Chopra

    Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

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    Anatole France

    Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

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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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    Linus Pauling

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

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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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    Marquis de Sade

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

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    Malcolm Forbes

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

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    Oscar Wilde

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

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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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    Denis Diderot

    There is only one passion, the passion for 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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    Friedrich Schiller

    Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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    Bernard Meltzer

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

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

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    Stendhal

    To describe happiness is to diminish it.

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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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    Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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    Plutarch

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

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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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    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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    Euripides

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

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    Bertrand Russell

    Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

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    Peter Drucker

    Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

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    Robert Frost

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

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    Don Marquis

    Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

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    Albert Schweitzer

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

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    Aldous Huxley

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

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