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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Quotes on Happiness !!!

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.
- Confucius

Be virtuous and you'll be happy? Nonsense! Be happy and you'll begin to be virtuous.
- James Gould Cozzens

Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
- Thomas Davidson

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin "Dizzy" Disraeli

The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment; And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.
- Tibetan Doctrine

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things.
- Albert Einstein

To fill the hour-that is happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

All good men are happy when they choose to be their own authors. Those who choose to have others edit their pathways, must live on the edge of another man's sword.
Julie Arabi

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

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Sir James Matthew Barrie

Happiness sneaks through a door you didn't know that you left open.
John Barrymore

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not.
Mary Catherine Bateson

People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland... An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given
Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
William Blake

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
Thomas Edward Bodett

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
Amanda Bradley

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
William Adams

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.
Alfred Adler

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
Robert Newton Anthony

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