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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

George Bernard Shaw

I've got nothing to do today but smile.

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

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

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.

What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.

Albert Schweitzer

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

George Orwell

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.

Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.

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

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.

Of all forms of caution caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy

A disciplined mind brings happiness.

Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn

For every minute you remain angry you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

Pablo Neruda

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is I think to have a happy childhood.

Agatha Christie

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

Nicholas Sparks

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Aeschylus

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. 

Richard Bach

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

Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.

Arnold H. Glasow

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

You must be the best judge of your own happiness.

Jane Austen

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

Oscar Wilde

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

Different men seek happiness in different ways and by different means.

Aristotle

Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself in your way of thinking

Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is an inside job.

William Arthur Ward

As long as I have rice to eat and pure water to drink I can find joy within.

Confucius

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day today and I'm going to be happy in it.

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

Paulo Coelho

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Jung

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.

Bob Marley

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Jane Austen

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa

I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.

I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.

Jane Austen

It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

Rabindranath Tagore

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves or rather loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life the whole aim and end of human existence.

Aristotle

What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.

John Green

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

Oscar Wilde

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

Mother Teresa

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle

He who would travel happily must travel light.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.

Virginia Woolf

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

Oscar Wilde

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

Mark Twain

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

Mother Teresa

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

Aristotle

There are moments when people are incapable of understanding happiness.

Paulo Coelho

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain

Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience - or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.

Jane Austen

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

Helen Keller

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is trembling happiness.

Kahlil Gibran

Good men abandon lusting after things, they take no pleasure in sensual speech, when touched by happiness or sorrow, the wise show no elation or dejection.

Buddha

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

William Shakespeare

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Benjamin Franklin

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it because it is very true.

Audrey Hepburn

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman, than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.

Marlene Dietrich

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First have a definite clear practical ideal - a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve it.

Aristotle

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

George Bernard Shaw

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.

Helen Keller

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you want a happy ending, that depends of course on where you stop your story.

Orson Welles

Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.

Baltasar Gracian

To be stupid, selfish and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert

We live in an ascending scale, when we live happily one thing leading to another in an endless series.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The disciple should associate with a wise friend who detects and censures his faults and who points out virtues as a guide tells of buried treasures. There is happiness not woe to him who associates with such an intelligent friend.

Buddha

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Alexander Pope

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.

Maya Angelou

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.

I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.

Drew Barrymore

The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

If you're respectful by habit constantly honoring the worthy four things increase: long life, beauty, happiness, strength.

Buddha

Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.

Sai Baba

The miracle is not that we do this work but that we are happy to do it.

Mother Teresa

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

Billy Graham

And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs, Every child may joy to hear.

William Blake

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

Leonardo da Vinci

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.

Confucius

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.

Buddha

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

I never forget a face but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

Aristotle

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

Immanuel Kant

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

Andre Gide

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

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.

Charles Caleb Colton

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself "I shall today be uppermost".

Confucius

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent, and he is never bored and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.

Virginia Woolf

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss, volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

George Santayana

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

Oscar Wilde

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?

Samuel Johnson

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

Richard Bach

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness, as to earn peace and self-respect.

Thomas Huxley

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

Aristotle

The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.

Samuel Johnson

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

Aristotle

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Edmund Burke

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin, what else does a man need to be happy?

Albert Einstein

Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.

Aristotle

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

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Andre Maurois

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.

Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy then I'm everything I want to be.

Angelina Jolie

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

Karl Marx

Politicians also have no leisure because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory or happiness.

Aristotle

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.

Benjamin Franklin

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

Kurt Cobain

Imagination disposes of everything, it creates beauty, justice and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Blaise Pascal

Marriage is the most natural state of man and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

Benjamin Franklin

Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.

Joseph Addison

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

Charles Caleb Colton

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink and my bent arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of all these things.

Confucius

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

Albert Schweitzer

Money has never made man happy nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

Paulo Coelho

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence, now an excellent life requires exertion and does not consist in amusement.

Aristotle

Happiness is activity.

Aristotle

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect, but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.

Bob Marley

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

Jane Austen

A mother's happiness is like a beacon lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honore de Balzac

The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.

Paulo Coelho

The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

Paulo Coelho

People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.

Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.

Mother Teresa

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character, happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part makes men petty and vindictive.

W. Somerset Maugham

This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Adams

People happy in love have an air of intensity.

Stendhal

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Mark Twain

I do want more. I am not content with being happy. I was not made for it. It is not my destiny. My destiny is the opposite.

Herman Hesse

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.

Andre Gide

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.

Buddha

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.

Buddha

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere and we are all apt to expect too much, but then if one scheme of happiness fails human nature turns to another, if the first calculation is wrong we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere...

Jane Austen

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

Franz Kafka

The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy and of powerful operation, and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope.

Jane Austen

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Benjamin Franklin

Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

Muhammad Ali

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind, he can find the way to Enlightenment and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Buddha

Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.

H. L. Mencken

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.

Aldous Huxley

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

Jane Austen

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

Albert Camus

No matter how dull or how mean or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

Helen Keller

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.

Stephen King

And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury.

William Blake

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Oscar Wilde

The good ended happily and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.

Oscar Wilde

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Oscar Wilde

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education, or of government, by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Kahlil Gibran

We take great pains to persuade other that we are happy, than in to think so ourselves.

Confucius

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient

Aristotle

The happy Union of these States is a wonder, their Constitution a miracle, their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

James Madison

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

C. S. Lewis

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.

Alexander Pope

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Jung

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.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.

Augustus Hare

To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness

John Dewey

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.

Thomas Jefferson

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

Edmund Burke

In order that people may be happy in their work these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love than in being undeceived by them.

Lord Byron

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife, he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

Samuel Johnson

I don't see myself as beautiful because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny as if that's supposed to make me happy.

Angelina Jolie

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam not a stagnant pool.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The fact is I loved being English. I was very happy to be turned into an English schoolboy.

Tom Stoppard

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J. R. R. Tolkien

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and... I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn

As men are not able to fight against death misery ignorance they have taken it into their heads in order to be happy not to think of them at all.

Blaise Pascal

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.

William Feather

To be happy we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt

All human history attests, That happiness for man - the hungry sinner! Since Eve ate apples much depends on dinner.

Lord Byron

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything let us examine how happy they are who already possess it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

There's always some aftermath good and bad makes-me-happy or makes-me-unhappy for anything we choose to do.

Richard Bach

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank

How unbearable at times are people who are happy people for whom everything works out.

Anton Chekhov

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

Earl Nightingale

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.

Bertrand Russell

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.

Elbert Hubbard

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

Stendhal

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.

John Dewey

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

Woody Allen

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

Babe Ruth

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.

H. L. Mencken

Yeah. Sheryl and I are very happy. To me when you have a relationship you're happy and in love children are a natural part of the equation

Lance Armstrong

I cry Love! Love! Love! happy happy Love! free as the mountain wind!

William Blake

Power after love is the first source of happiness.

Stendhal

To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness it is necessary to have deserved it.

Victor Hugo

Know then this truth enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.

Alexander Pope

Life an age to the miserable and a moment to the happy.

Francis Bacon

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness, he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

Joseph Addison

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.

Andrew Jackson

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want, not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

Albert Camus

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.

Bob Dylan

Any happiness that you can give to others will result in happiness for yourself in the end. Man must realize that he cannot get anything without sharing it with humanity around him. So you must believe that happiness of the people around you will lead to your own happiness in due course.

Sai Baba

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness not because they never found it but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

William Feather

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.

George Orwell

Happiness? A good cigar a good meal a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman, it depends on how much happiness you can handle.

George Burns

It is the mind that maketh good or ill That maketh wretch or happy rich or poor.

Michel de Montaigne

We believe as our founders did that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty, and individual liberty requires limited government.

Paul Ryan

I feel that a Man may be happy in This World. And I know that This World Is a World of Imagination & Vision.

William Blake

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

Thus happiness depends as nature shows less on exterior things than most suppose.

William Cowper

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness, poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.

Aristotle

Health is the first benefit. Content is the fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness.

Buddha

Men are born with a helpless lamenting cry, they should die with a smile of happy joy.

Sai Baba

The will of man is his happiness.

Friedrich Schiller

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

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.

Samuel Johnson

It is an illusion that youth is happy an illusion of those who have lost it.

W. Somerset Maugham

The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don't necessarily have a perfect ending, because the older you get the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day, the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.

Drew Barrymore

My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things.

Happiness and peace do not follow when man is fed well clothed well housed well and educated up to a good standard and employed under comfortable conditions with no injury to health or security.

Sai Baba

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Soren Kierkegaard

In the confusion we stay with each other happy to be together speaking without uttering a single word.

Walt Whitman

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness and only what is useless is pleasurable.

Anton Chekhov

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition the end to which every enterprise and labor tends and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.

Samuel Johnson

Happiness is the only sanction of life, where happiness fails existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

George Santayana

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

James Madison

All who joy would win - Must share it - happiness was born a twin

Lord Byron

Wealth like happiness is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

Henry Ford

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

Baltasar Gracian

Happiness is secured through virtue, it is a good attained by man's own will.

Thomas Aquinas

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth We are happy when we are growing.

William Butler Yeats

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people and many cats prefer people to other cats.

Mason Cooley

True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise

Joseph Addison

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.

Happiness is a sort of action.

Aristotle

I can't stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they're not happy with the choices they've made.

Hillary Clinton

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.

William Butler Yeats

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

Chanakya

Real happiness lies within you.

Sai Baba

Indeed man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

Saint Augustine

The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime, for one swallow does not a summer make.

Aristotle

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. We fear we will not find love and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.

Richard Bach

Instead I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others the pie gets larger.

Stephen Covey

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

If the people are happy united wealthy and powerful we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.

Edmund Burke

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

Euripides

To be happy make other people happy.

W. Clement Stone

Happiness is mental harmony, unhappiness is mental inharmony.

James Allen

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever, no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself, no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.

Chanakya

Happiness is the highest good being, a realization and perfect practice of virtue which some can attain, while others have little or none of it

Aristotle

Man's real life is happy chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

Edgar Allan Poe

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.

George Santayana

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is a thing to be practiced like the violin.

John Lubbock

By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first by showing that she made him so happy as a married man that he wishes to be so a second time.

Samuel Johnson

The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

Friedrich Schiller

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.

Norman Vincent Peale

The founders of a new colony whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.

Carl Sandburg

I think it's better that way. I'm happy with the way my career went and ended and I'm not coming back.

Lance Armstrong

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First let her think she's having her own way. And second let her have it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.

Fran Lebowitz
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