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08 June 2010

The Secret Of Happiness

A happy woman has no cares at all.
A cheerful woman has cares but has learnt how to deal with them.

A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
(Martha Washington)

Happiness is squeezing one more brushful out of the toothpaste tube.

The joy of the heart makes the face fair.

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves.
It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.
Happiness is something we are.
(John B. Sheerin)

It is misery enough to have once been happy.

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Joy does not simply happen to us.
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
(Henri Nouwen) 

Would you live happy ?.. Live without a master.

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life..
For it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.

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 is the fifteenth day of a 14 day diet.

Happiness is a back-seat driver with a sore throat.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
(Albert Einstein)

Happiness is being able to sleep late and still have a reason to get up in the morning.

When I was young, I used to think that wealth would bring me happiness..
I was right.

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

We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness in misery.

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
(Norm Papernick)

All our visitors bring happiness.
Some by coming and some by going.

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness..
But there is the discovery of joy.

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase.
If you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
(C.P. Snow)

Happiness does away with ugliness, and even makes the beauty of beauty.

Action may not always be happiness..
But there is no happiness without action.

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts.
Once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness..
Simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.
Happiness is no vague dream.

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
(Robert S. Lynd)

The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society.
(Charles Gow)

Happiness is a beauty which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

The happiest people seem to be those who are producing something.
The bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes..
But in liking what one has to do.

If you want to understand the meaning of happiness..
You must see it as a reward and not as a goal.

If only we’d stop trying to be happy..
We could have a pretty good time.
(Edith Wharton)