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Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts-once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness-simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience.

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

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.

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.

Our actions are the springs of our happiness or misery.

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.

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Our Thoughts Determine Our Happiness High above hate I dwell, 0 storms! Farewell.

Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives.

People see God every day, they just don't recognize Him.

People who postpone happiness are like children who try chasing rainbows in an effort to find the pot of gold at the rainbow's end. ... Your life will never be fulfilled until you are happy here and now.

Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.


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