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Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.

Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral, and subject to chance.

Happiness can be built only on virtue, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Happiness comes fleetingly now and then to those who have learned to do without it, and to them only.

Happiness comes from within a man, from some curious adjustment to life.

Happiness comes most to persons who seek it least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought, it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it.

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

Happiness consists in activity. - Such is the constitution of our nature. - It is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.

Happiness consists in the attainment of our desires, and in our having only right desires.

Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit.

Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness depends, as Nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.


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