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The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all of the time.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

The secret of happines is renunciation.

The secret of happiness ... is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm, always lucid, always willing "to be joined to the universe without being more conscious of it than an idiot," to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

The secret of living is to find ... the pivot of a concept on which you can make your stand.

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

The simple truth is that happy people generally don't get sick.

The spider's most attenuated thread is cord, is cable to man's tender tie on earthly bliss - it breaks at every breeze.

The strength and the happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way, too.

The sunshine of life is made up of very little beams that are bright all the time. To give up something, when giving up will prevent unhappiness; to yield, when persisting will chafe and fret others; to go a little around rather than come against another; to take an ill look or a cross word quietly, rather than resent or return it, - these are the ways in which clouds and storms are kept off, and a pleasant and steady sunshine secured.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

The test of enjoyment is the remembrance which it leaves behind.

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.

The Triple-A formula for experiencing happiness begins by accepting the moment, appreciating it, and adapting to its opportunities.

The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations; to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.

The true happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and meadows; in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her. She does not receive satisfaction from the applauses which she gives herself, but from the admiration which she raises in others. She flourishes in courts and palaces, theatres and assemblies, and has no existence but when she is looked upon.

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.


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