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  The more money, the happier; the more wit, the happier.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Being happy in life is better than being a king.  
 -  African proverb, Hausa
  

  People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.  
 -  Agnes Repplier
  

  Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Happiness, n. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.  
 -  Amelia Barr
  

  Envying another man's happiness is madness; you wouldn't know what to do with it if you had it.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  There is only one cause of unhappiness; the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.  
 -  Anthony de Mello
  

  Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.  
 -  Ashley Montagu
  

  Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Is there anything men take more pains about than to make themselves unhappy?  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  I quickly convinced myself that the true key to happiness lay in a modest standard of living which could be achieved with little difficulty under almost all economic conditions.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most men this comes chiefly through their work.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  Real happiness is when you marry a girl for love and find out later she has money.  
 -  Bob Monkhouse
  

  Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Be happy, but never satisfied.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.  
 -  Carlos Castaneda
  

  Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.  
 -  Charles Kingsley
  

  It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.  
 -  Charles Spurgeon
  

  That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.  
 -  Chuck Palahniuk
  

  They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.  
 -  Confucius
  

  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.  
 -  Don Herold
  

  The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. If you look at your life you will find many excuses to suffer, but a good reason to suffer you will not find... Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  Having a goal is a state of happiness.  
 -  E. J. Bartek
  

  To achieve happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.  
 -  Edith Wharton
  

  Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Happiness is commonly mistaken for passively experienced pleasure or leisure... True happiness is a verb. It's the ongoing dynamic performance of worthy deeds.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.  
 -  Freya Stark
  

  Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  Happiness? A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman. Or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.  
 -  Gretta Brooker Palmer
  

  Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.  
 -  Guillaume Apollinaire
  

  Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Happiness is a state of mind. A farmhand, if he has an ample living, can be just as happy as a millionaire with homes in Maine and Florida.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fildelity to a worthy purpose.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.  
 -  Horace
  

  The very first condition of lasting happiness is that life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.  
 -  Hugh Black
  

  Happiness? A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman. Or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.  
 -  Gretta Brooker Palmer
  

  Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.  
 -  Guillaume Apollinaire
  

  Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Happiness is a state of mind. A farmhand, if he has an ample living, can be just as happy as a millionaire with homes in Maine and Florida.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fildelity to a worthy purpose.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.  
 -  Horace
  

  The very first condition of lasting happiness is that life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.  
 -  Hugh Black
  

  One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.  
 -  Iris Murdoch
  

  Renunciation precedes happiness. The permanent happiness which men seek in dissipation, excitement, and abondonment to unworthy pleasures, is found only in the life which reverses all this - the life of self-control.  
 -  James Allen
  

  The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.  
 -  James Openheim
  

  A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.  
 -  Jaques Prevert
  

  Happiness is activity with purpose.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.  
 -  Johann Pestalozzi
  

  Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  
 -  John Barrymore
  

  Happiness is just how you feel when you don't feel miserable.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.  
 -  John Locke
  

  Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.  
 -  John Mason Brown
  

  Happiness begins where selfishness ends.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.  
 -  Jonathan Safran Foer
  

  Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security, and divine guidance, and your mind will be productive of happiness.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.  
 -  Julia Child
  

  I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.  
 -  Kanye West
  

  It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  Happiness comes only when you rise above the approval of others.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  If you want to be happy, be.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

  As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  Be true to yourselves; cherish whatever talent you possess, and in using it faithfully for the good of others you will most assuredly find happiness for yourself, and make of life no failure, but a beautiful success.  
 -  Louisa May Alcott
  

  It's a hell of a start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Happiness is largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor. The rich are often seen to be unhappy, the poor to be happy.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.  
 -  Marcel Proust
  

  The happiest people contribute to something greater than themselves in life.  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

  Our default setting is to always focus on what we don't have, what we lack, to what's wrong. It's wired into us. People always lament taking things for granted, or not being able to appreciate what they have. Appreciation for what you have and where you are is an active habit that must be consciously practiced. Practicing gratitude increases happiness and well- being. It also makes you far more pleasant to be around.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  To be busy is man's only happiness.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.  
 -  Martha Washington
  

  Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If you decide that you're going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique there is. You don't have to learn Sanskrit or read any scriptures. You don't have to renounce the world. You just have to really mean it when you say that you choose to be happy. And you have to mean it regardless of what happens. This is truly a spiritual path, and it is as direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  You have to realize that you really only have one choice in this life, and it's not about your career, whom you want to marry, or whether you want to seek God. People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It's really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you've always been happy and that you'll always be happy. The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. Something, perhaps, to remember.   
 -  Mike Dooley
  

  Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  
 -  Nathaniel Hawthorne
  

  The if I just had X, I would be happy syndrome is a mass delusion. When you look for happiness in mere objects, they are never enough. Look around. Look within.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised!  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  If the ingredients for happiness are not within a person, no material success or entertainment or platinum credit cards can make that person smile.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.  
 -  Ogden Nash
  

  Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.  
 -  Philip Sidney
  

  Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  The mind-set that says 'I'll be happy when this desire is fulfilled' is the same mind-set that will repeat itself once that desire is met.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.  
 -  Rita Mae Brown
  

  Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  The incurably unhappy and unstable have a particularly strong infecting power because their characters and emotions are so intense. They often present themselves as victims, making it difficult, at first, to see their miseries as self-inflicted. Before you realize the real nature of their problems you have been infected by them.  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it.  
 -  Robertson Davies
  

  When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.  
 -  Samuel Goldwyn
  

  Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  To stay happy you need to be vigilant over what goes into your mind and out of your mouth.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Find something to look forward to. One study found that people who just thought about watching their favorite movie actually raised their endorphin levels by 27 percent.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  Be happy. It's one way of being wise.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  Wealth, taste and leisure can bring many things but they do not bring happiness.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Always try to make other people happy, even if you have to leave them alone to do it.  
 -  Spike Milligan
  

  Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  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.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  Happiness is a direction, not a place.  
 -  Sydney J. Harris
  

  Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and cultivates his talents.  
 -  Thales of Miletus
  

  Who is happy? He who is happy with his lot.  
 -  The Talmud
  

  Happiness for any reason is just another form of misery.  
 -  The Upanishads
  

  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the finite.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  It's not how long you'll live, it's how well you live... It's a combination of achievement and appreciation. If you don't appreciate what you have now, nothing you ever get will make you satisfied or happy.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.  
 -  Tom Robbins
  

  Happiness is really just about four things: perceived control, perceived progress, connectedness (number and depth of your relationships), and vision/meaning (being part of something bigger than yourself).  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it. Seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  May this day bring countless happiness and endless joy and live with peace and serenity. Happy Birthday.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, it means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Both are essential in life. All are God's blessings, have a great day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Anyone can make you happy by doing something special, but only someone special can make you happy without doing anything.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you were happy before you knew someone, you can be happy when they're gone.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Happiness keeps you sweet, sorrows keep you human, life keeps you humble, success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Admit it. You get a small rush of happiness when your crush likes your Facebook picture or status.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You don't know your future. You only remember your past. Live for now & your happiness will always last.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 per cent of everything you do is for yourself. And there isn't one.  
 -  Wei Wu Wei
  

  Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. 'Living free' is being 'as one is.' Can we not do it now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a 'doing': It is beyond doing and not-doing. It is being as-we-are.  
 -  Wei Wu Wei
  

  If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.  
 -  Willard R. Espy
  

  Happiness is an inside job.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.  
 -  William H. Sheldon
  

  I belief half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.  
 -  William J. Locke
  

  There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.  
 -  William James