ages happiness has been represented as a huge precious stone, impossible
to find, which people seek for hopelessly. It is not so; happiness is
a mosaic, composed of a thousand little stones, which separately and of
themselves have little value, but which united with art form a graceful
We are no longer happy, so soon as we wish to be happier.
sunshine of life is made up of very little beams that are bright all the
is the happiest man? He who is alive to the merit of others, and can rejoice
in their enjoyment as if it were his own.
give way to melancholy. Nothing encroaches more. I fight against it vigorously.
One great remedy is, to take short views of life. Are you happy now ?
Are you likely to remain so till tomorrow or next month, or next year
? Then why destroy present happiness by a distant misery which may never
come at all, or you may never live to see ? For every substantial grief
has twenty shadows, and many of them shadows of your own making.
happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather
a person with a certain set of attitudes.
consists, not in possessing much, but in being content with what we possess.
He who wants little always has enough.
is a habit -- cultivate it.
after all, is an inner state of mind. It is little dependent on outside
happy disposition is largely a disposition to make others happy. One life
permeates all things, and there is no corner of the cosmos too remote
to feel its heart throb.
never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature
to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of
its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles
and trebles that want another way.
hour of happiness will be the more welcome,
love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal
of thought into the happiness that you
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