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Set happiness before you as an end, no matter in what guise of wealth, or fame, or oblivion even, and you will not attain it. - But renounce it and seek the pleasure of God, and that instant is the birth of your own.

She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer.

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.

Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.

So they speak soothingly about progress and the greatest possible happiness, forgetting that happiness is itself poisoned if the measure of suffering has not been fulfilled.

Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

Someone has well said, "Success is a journey, not a destination." Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road.

Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: "A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others."

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.

Surfeits of happiness are fatal.

Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.

That all who are happy are equally happy is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy.

That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem.


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