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Happiness

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves
(Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author and educator, 1880-1968)
 
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
(Joseph Addison, English politician, 1672-1719)
 
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
(Victor Hugo, Franch poet and novelist, 1802-1885)
 
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom.
It is not always an easy sacrifice.
(Richard Bach, American writer, born 1936)
 
Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your reach;
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may light upon you.
(Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist, 1804-1864)
 
The secret if being happy is doing things for other people.
(Dick Gregory, American comedian and civil rights activist, born 1932)
 
Our principles are the springs of our actions.  Our actions are the springs of our happiness or misery.
Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
(Red Skelton, American comedian, 1913-1997)
 
We act as though comfort and luxury are the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastuc about.
(Charles Kingsley, English politician, 1819-1875)
 
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world.
So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
(Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author and educator, 1880-1968)
 
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
(Ray Lyman Wilbur, American politician, 1875-1949)
 
Content makes poor man rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
(Benjamin Franklin, American author, philosopher and scientist, 1706-1790)
 
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean that they've gotten lost.
(H. Jackson Brown jr., American writer)
 
If the things we believe in are different than the things we do, there can be no true happiness.
(Dana Telford, American researcher)
 
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
(Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA, 1809-1865)
 
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, and has a clear conscience ?
(Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher, 1723-1790)
 
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, American TV host, born 1921)
 
We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain,
but it is truer to say that complaining leads people to becoming unhappy.
(Dennis Prager, American theologian)
 
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at time.
(Aeschylus, Greek playwright, 525-456 B.C.)
 
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. Glasgow, American psychologist)
 
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
(Booker T. Washington, American human rights activist, 1856-1915)
 
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.  
Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.
(Buddha)
 
Love cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
(Barbara de Angelis, American spiritual writer)
 
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
(François La Rochefoucauld, French writer, 1613-1680)
 
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
(Isabella Varley Banks, English poet, 1821-1887)
 
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
(Charles Dickens, English novelist, 1812-1870)
 
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
(Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author and educator, 1880-1968)
 
It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
(Charles Haddon-Spurgeon, English author and Baptist preacher, 1834-1892)
 
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
(HH. the 14th Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of a free Tibet)
 
Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
(Arab proverb)
 
The secret of happiness is knowing how to enjoy what you have,
and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
(Lin Yu-T'ang, Chinese author, 1895-1976)
 
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
(Marcel Proust, French author, 1872-1922)
 
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, American motivational writer)
 
The secret of happiness is to admire without the desire to grasp.
(Francis H. Bradley, English philosopher, 1846-1924)
 
One of the sanest, surest and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
(Archibald Hamilton Rutledge, American poet, 1883-1973)
 
The ultimate goal of an effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy it.
(Michael Leboeuf, American motivational writer)