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This will be triumph! This will be happiness! Yea, that very thing, happiness, which I have been pursuing all my life, and have never yet overtaken.

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.

Those who are the most happy appear to know it the least; happiness is something that for the most part seems to mainly consist in not knowing it.

Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, "making it," or success.

Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.

Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis "good works" make the man.

Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee ... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.

Tis what I love determines how I love.

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world, we must do something.

To be busy is man's only happiness.

To be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars; to be satisfied with your possessions, but not contented with yourself until you have made the best of them; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbor's except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; and to spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit, in God's out-of-doors- these are little guideposts on the footpath to peace.

To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness.

To be happy means to be free, not from pain or fear, but from care or anxiety.

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

To be happy you must forget yourself. - Learn benevolence; it is the only cure of a morbid temper.

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

To complain that life has no joys while there is a single creature whom we can relieve by our bounty, assist by our counsels or enliven by our presence, is... just as rational as to die of thirst with the cup in our hands.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.


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