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                        QUOTES ABOUT HAPPINESS
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Happiness is where you find it. The secret to finding it is	not to
look so hard.

There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate
more and more. The other is to desire less. -G.K. Chesterton 

Happiness walks on busy feet. -Kitte Turmell

If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, march down there
and turn it on yourself.

You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you just
might find you get what you need. -Mick Jagger

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your
belief will help create that fact. -William James

Why should we refuse the happiness this hour gives us, because some
other hour might take it away? -John Hobbes

Happiness is an illusion caused by the temporary loss of reality.

Money can't buy happiness but it can certainly rent it for a couple of
hours.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in
a castle and wonder at nothing! -Joan Winmill Brown

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on
your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. -Charles Dickens

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy
everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
-Frederick Faber

Life is an open door. It can be closed at any time, so don't complain
about the draft.

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

There's only one way to have a happy marriage, and as soon as I learn
what it is, I'll get married again. -Clint Eastwood

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but
you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
-Chinese Proverb

The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the
point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
-George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. 
-Hyman Judah Schachtel

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you
generously consent to share them. -Albert Camus

Happiness will never be any greater than the idea we have of it.
-Maurice Maeterlinck

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
-Oscar Wilde

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do
with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. -George Sheehan 

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

Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting; they
cannot be the goal themselves. -Denis Waitley

Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace.

Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right
now--and then got it back again.

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy
in the world. -Helen Keller

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. -William Arthur Ward

I am as my creator made me and since He is satisfied, so am I. 
-Minnie Smith

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of
it. You have to catch up with it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin

Happy is the man who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy
in the present, and what to plan for the future. -A. Gibson

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.  
-Scottish proverb

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey He who binds himself to a joy, doth the winged life destroy. He who kisses the joy as it flys, live in eternity's sunrise. -William Blake If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy. There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. -Charles Caleb Colton Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number. -Edith Armstrong If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Anne Bradstreet Humor looked in the mirror... and saw Love. -Joseph Almond To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. -Ralph Waldo Emerson I have the simplest of tastes. I easily get satisfied with the best. -Oscar Wilde And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. -Jerry Chin A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. -Alexander Solzenitsyn The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. -James Oppenheim What one truly needs in life has a value; what one doesn't need in life has a price. There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those. He is the richest who is content with the least. -Socrates Trouble knocked on the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. -Benjamin Franklin If you cannot get what you like, why not try to like what you get? If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old. -Ed Howe Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures. -Irish proverb You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -Ziggy There's always something to be thankful for. If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful you are not one of your creditors. -E. C. McKenzie Remember the cat who discovered happiness was in its tail. (He could never catch it, but when he ignored it, it followed him everywhere.) Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes thing more acceptable for awhile. If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. -Francis Bacon We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. -Jean de La Bruyere When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Keller Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius There are too many sad things in this world. Don't walk away from the happy ones. No road to happiness or sorrow... find them in yourself. -Chinese proverb Chance comes to everybody. Only those who are slow to acknowledge chance complain that life is unfair. -Maurice Chevalier Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. -Dixie Lee Ray Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

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