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He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.

He who would be happy should stay at home.

Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off.

Hope costs nothing.

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom none but virtue; virtue none but knowledge; and neither freedom, virtue, nor knowledge has any vigor or immortal hope, except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian eligion.

Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure, and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition.

Human life is basically a comedy. Even its tragedies often seem comic to the spectator, and not infrequently they actually have comic touches to the victim. Happiness probably consists largely in the capacity to detect and relish them. A man who can laugh, if only at himself, is never really miserable.

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

I am convinced that we must train not only the head, but the heart and hand as well.

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

I am enjoying to a full that period of reflection which is the happiest conclusion to a life of action.

I am happy and content because I think I am.

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.

I believe in the possibility of happiness, if one cultivates intuition and outlives the grosser passions, including optimism.

I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you.

I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way.

I don't think about whether people will remember me or not. I've been an okay person. I've learned a lot. I've taught people a thing or two. That's what's important.


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