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Quotations About Happiness

 

For 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 design.
Mme. De Girardin

We are no longer happy, so soon as we wish to be happier.
Walter Savage Landor

The sunshine of life is made up of very little beams that are bright all the time.
Dr. John Aiken

Who 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.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never 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.
Sydney Smith

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Hugh Downs

Happiness consists, not in possessing much, but in being content with what we possess. He who wants little always has enough.
Zimmermann

Happiness is a habit -- cultivate it.
Elbert Hubbard

Happiness, after all, is an inner state of mind. It is little dependent on outside environment.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A 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.
Henry Wood

Money 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.
Benjamin Frankin

The hour of happiness will be the more welcome,
the less it was expected.
(Grata superveniet qute non sperabitur hora.)
Horace



To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you
are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

 


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