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Quotations by Subject: Happiness
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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.
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Al Batt, in National Enquirer
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
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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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
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Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult.
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Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
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Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), Physiologie du Gout, 1825
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
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Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
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Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
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Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!
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Bob Newhart (1929 - )
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
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C. P. Snow (1905 - 1980)
Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.
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Charles de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
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Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
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Chuck Sigars, The World According to Chuck weblog, October 14, 2003
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.
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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
Sometimes it's hard to avoid the happiness of others.
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David Assael, Northern Exposure, Our Tribe, 1992
He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random it would be a cool photograph. Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary.
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David Nicholls, One Day, 2010
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.
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Doris Lessing
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
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Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and should never be rationalized.
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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Man and Superman" (1903), act I
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
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George Burns (1896 - 1996)
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
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George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
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.
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Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, January 21, 1838
If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.
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Immanuel Hermann Fichte
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