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Happiness


A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.
Joel Osteen

A happy man is rarer than a white crow.
Latin Proverb

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

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
William Shakespeare

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates

Eat one live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
/Murphy's Law/

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

Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.
Russell Baker

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
Napoleon Hill

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Zhuangzi

Happy is he who owes nothing.
Latin Proverb

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
Katharine Hepburn

I’d far rather be happy than right any day.
Douglas Adams

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde

In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Sid Caesar

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Blaise Pascal

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

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard

Key to happiness is to be O.K. with not being O.K.
/Murphy's Law/

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it
Samuel Butler

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles M. Schulz

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Norman Vincent Peale

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
Samuel Butler

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
Roy M. Goodman

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.
William Feather

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
William Hazlitt

The best things in the world are free --- and worth every penny of it.
/Murphy's Law/

the gods apportion calamity and misery to many good men, and good
Plato

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
Woody Allen

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Henry David Thoreau

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

We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh.
William James

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka

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