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HAPPINESS QUOTES V

He who strives for happiness is a fool.
The wise man makes happiness for another.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

Happiness is not so much in the amount of treasure we possess as in being content with what we have.

NICIAS BALLARD COOKSEY, Helps to Happiness

Happiness is when you see your husband's old girlfriend and she's fatter than you.

CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Happiness is the soul in peace.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

We are most happy when least aware of happiness.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

Much too oft we make life gloomy--
When happy we might be,
If we gathered more of sunshine,
And not dark shadows see.

ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, Thoughts

Happiness is a road-side flower, growing on the highways of Usefulness,
Plucked, it shall wither in thy hand; passed by, it is fragrance to thy spirit.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

He is truly a happy man who can, upon all occasions, reconcile himself to his fortune.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Narcissus in Chains

One of the world's greatest mistakes is that of supposing that complete happiness can be found in the attainment of some one thing, whereas the helps to happiness are very numerous. Man is a compound being, possessing physical, intellectual, and spiritual natures, each of which have many wants which must be supplied if man is to be a happy being.

NICIAS BALLARD COOKSEY, Helps to Happiness

The happiest people are the people with the best attitudes, not the best lives.

BOB LONSBERRY, A Various Language

Happiness does not depend upon surroundings, but upon disposition.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

He that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Down below all the crust of human conceptions, of human ideas, Christ sank an artesian well into a source of happiness so pure and blessed that even yet the world does not believe in it.

E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

Blessed are the happiness-makers! Blessed are they that take away attritions, that remove friction, that make the courses of life smooth, and the intercourse of men gentle!

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

HORACE MANN, Thoughts

Worldly happiness is like a golden palace, but with no entrance.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Very much less than we think does our happiness depend upon that which is external to us. If there is no heaven within, all the externalities of an outward heaven would be insufficient to produce happiness.

REUEN THOMAS, Thoughts for the Thoughtful

We are all travelling to one destination--happiness; but none are going by the same road.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

The wretched are in this respect fortunate, that they have the strongest yearnings after happiness; and to desire is in some sense to enjoy.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

He is the happiest man who can set the end of his life in connection with the beginning.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

Our happiness, like our fortune, is often seriously injured by injudicious economy.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

Happiness is that single and glorious thing which is the very light and sun of the whole animated universe; and where she is not, it were better that nothing should be. Without her, wisdom is but a shadow, and virtue a name; she is their sovereign mistress; for her alone they labour, and by her they will be paid; to enjoy her, and to communicate her, is the object of their efforts, and the consummation of their toil.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Happiness doesn't depend on how much you have to enjoy ... but how much you enjoy what you have!

TOM WILSON, Ziggy, Feb. 2, 1998

The farther from truth, the farther from happiness.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

All we are guaranteed is the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch up with it yourself.

GRENVILLE KLEISER, Dictionary of Proverbs

Happiness is like your shadow. Run after it and you will never catch it, but keep your face to the sun and it will follow you.

CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers

Happiness is less regulated by external circumstances than inward enjoyment. Whoever is happy in the satisfaction of himself feels imperturbable felicity; but he, who trusts entirely to the world for the disposition of his peace, must inevitably participate [in] many privations and disappointments.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

If thou would'st be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifference for more than what is sufficient.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

As to the desire for happiness, we find it is universal. That is one thing upon which all mankind are agreed.

NICIAS BALLARD COOKSEY, Helps to Happiness

The happy man is he who turns his soul
Unto the light of joys that he can find;
And pays each day its just demand of toll,
But shuts the future troubles from his mind.

EDGAR GUEST, "The Present"

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