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The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy with the unimportant.

The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy.

The full-grown modern human being ... is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of fulfillment... when he is consumed in the service of an idea, in the conquest of the goal pursued.

The general rule is that people who enjoy life also enjoy marriage.

The genius of happiness is still so rare, is indeed on the whole the rarest genius. To possess it means to approach life with the humility of a beggar, but to treat it with the proud generosity of a prince; to bring to its totality the deep understanding of a great poet and to each of its moments the abandonment and ingenuousness of a child.

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

The great high-road of human welfare lies along the old highway of steadfast well-doing; and they who are the most persistent, and work in the truest spirit, will invariably be the most successful; success treads on the heels of every right effort.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number.

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.

The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.


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