“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

~ Albert Einstein

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“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.”

~  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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“Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”

~ Benjamin Spock

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“If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.”

~ Leon Kass

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“Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.”

~ Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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“Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.”

~ Albert Camus

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“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

~ Bette Davis

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“Happiness is no laughing matter.”

~ Richard Whately

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“Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.”

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

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“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny.

Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.”

~ Princess Diana

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“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.”

~ Percy Ross

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“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”

~ J. D. Salinger

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“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

~ Chuck Palahniuk

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“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

~ Robert Frost

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“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”

~ Jane Austen

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“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”

~ Napoleon Hill

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“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

~ Rita Mae Brown

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“The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”

~ Ernest Dimnet

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“Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.”

~ Andre Gide

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“That should be the measure of success for everyone. It’s not money, it’s not fame, it’s not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.”

~ Lupe Fiasco

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“How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.”

~ William Ellery Channing

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“Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.”

~ Arnold Bennett

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“To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.”

~ Hermann Hesse

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“Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”

~ Deepak Chopra

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“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

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“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli

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“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

~ Groucho Marx

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“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.”

~ Bil Keane

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“When ambition ends, happiness begins.”

~ Thomas Merton

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“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

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