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To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.

To fill the hour, and leave no crevice ... that is happiness.

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

To forget oneself is to be happy.

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine Love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart-this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.

To live as fully, as completely as possible, to be happy ... is the true aim and end to life.

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear on cheerfully, do all bravely, awaiting occasions, worry never; in a word to, like the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work, his heart with affection, his mind with purpose, his memory with useful knowledge, his future with hope, and his stomach with food.

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work.

To seek after beauty as an end, is a wild goose chase, a will-o'-the-wisp, because it is to misunderstand the very nature of beauty, which is the normal condition of a thing being as it should be.

To win one's joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.

Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.

True happiness consists in making others happy.

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.


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