Happy: (content...gratif...happiness... )

... the greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. --- Martha Washington 1731

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life. --- Joseph Addison 1672

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

A man is happy so long as he choose to be happy. --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1918

A well-spent day brings happy sleep. --- Leonardo da Vinci 1452

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere. --- Dalai Lama 1935

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing the service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place. --- Anon xxxx

Even the happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. --- Carl Jung 1875

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. --- Karl Marx

Happiness doesn't depend on the actual number of blessings we manage to scratch from life, only our attitude towards them. --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1918

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. --- Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

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

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment. --- John J. Ingalls

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietyly, may alight upon you. --- Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. --- Alice Meynell

Happiness is not having what you want, it's wanting what you have. --- Anon

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. --- Aristotle 384BC

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

Happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice. --- Anon xxxx

Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses. --- Bill Moyers

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. --- Og Mandino 1923

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy. --- William Hazlett 1778

It is impossible for a man to be made happy by putting him in a happy place, unless he be first in a happy state. --- Benjamin Whichcote 1609

It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. --- Helen Keller 1880

Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love .... kindness is goodwill, kindness says "I want you to be happy." Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God. --- Randolph Ray

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. --- George Santayana 1863

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