In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney J. Harris
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Lydia M. Child
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
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.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
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