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We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts we get under no other condition.

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest, and our attention to something besides ourselves.

We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.

We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities.

We must be doing something to be happy. - Action is no less necessary to us than thought.

We must not seek happiness in peace, but in conflict.

We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy, than in endeavoring to be so ourselves.

We women ought to put first things first. Why should we mind if men have their faces on the money, as long as we get our hands on it?

Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, nor a friend to know me; all I ask, the heavens above, and the road below me.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

What a richly colored strong warm coat is woven when love is the warp and work is the woof.

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

What can be added to the happiness of man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?

What happiness is, the Bible alone shows clearly and certainly, and point out the way that leads to the attainment of it. - "In Cicero and Plato, and other such writers," says Augustine, "I meet with many things acutely said, and things that excite a certain warmth of emotions, but in none of them do I find these words, 'Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'"

What is happiness, anyhow? Is this one of its hours - so impalpable - a mere breath, an evanescent tinge? I am not sure - so let me give myself the benefit of the doubt. Hast Thou, pellucid, in thy azure depths, medicine for case like mine.

What is it that love does to a woman? Without it, she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives.

What matters most is that we learn from living.

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