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#1. Happiness is activity of soul. - Author: Aristotle.
Happiness quotes by Aristotle.
#2. Happiness is the peace of mind that comes from feeling that I am living a worthy life in the company of people I love and in the service of something bigger than myself. - Author: Michael Josephson
Happiness quotes by Michael Josephson
#3. Sometimes sorrow, sometimes joy. But beneath it all remember the innate perfection of your life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness. - Author: Dan Millman
Happiness quotes by Dan Millman
#4. When you are friendly everybody will be eager to be your friend. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#5. Hope blooms when the time is ready. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#6. Consider the cattle, grazing as they pass you by. They do not know what is meant by yesterday or today, they leap about, eat, rest, digest, leap about again, and so from morn till night and from day to day, fettered to the moment and its pleasure or displeasure, and thus neither melancholy nor bored. [ ... ] A human being may well ask an animal: 'Why do you not speak to me of your happiness but only stand and gaze at me?' The animal would like to answer, and say, 'The reason is I always forget what I was going to say' - but then he forgot this answer too, and stayed silent. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Happiness quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#7. A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn't it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures? - Author: Ivan Turgenev
Happiness quotes by Ivan Turgenev
#8. I got back into the car thinking how lucky I was to be aware of happiness. Most people don't recognize their own good fortune until it has departed. And then it is too late." "What about Remy? What - Author: Ruth Reichl
Happiness quotes by Ruth Reichl
#9. I was stunned. The steppe seemed to burst into bloom, heaving a sigh and drawing aside the veil of darkness, and I saw two lovers in its vast expanse. They did not seem to notice me, it was as if I was not there. I was walking along and watching as they, oblivious to the world, swayed together in tune with the song. And I did not recognize them. It was the same old Daniyar in his shabby army shirt unbuttoned at the throat, but his eyes seemed to gleam in the gloom. it was my Jamilia clinging to him, yet so quiet and timid, with teardrops sparkling upon her eyelashes. They were newly born, uniquely happy people. Was this not true happiness? Was not Daniyar giving this inspired music utterly to her, was he not singing for her, singing about her? - Author: Chingiz Aitmatov
Happiness quotes by Chingiz Aitmatov
#10. In the life of each of us there is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness. - Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Happiness quotes by Sarah Orne Jewett
#11. Looking at morning dew serenading on the petals of flowers is an ecstatic moment! This makes us realise that it is the simple pleasures of life that give us the most happiness! - Author: Avijeet Das
Happiness quotes by Avijeet Das
#12. I love you," Sean whispered when they parted.
Gazing into his eyes, her heart overflowed with happiness, and there was something more-a feeling of completeness she'd never experienced before. Just like her character Shay, who'd found her soul mate in Jared, Kayla had found hers in Sean.
Life had imitated art in the best possible. - Author: Alison Packard
Happiness quotes by Alison Packard
#13. Izzy, from the first moment our eyes met, I knew you would be mine forever. There wasn't a day that passed you didn't hold my heart. Everything I have ever done in my life was with you in my mind, even when I didn't think this moment would ever come, it was all I prayed for. We might not have had the easiest road to get here, but know, from this day forward, I will do everything in my power to ensure that there is nothing but perfection. The happiness and love we deserve, baby. - Author: Harper Sloan
Happiness quotes by Harper Sloan
#14. Make my happiness--I will make yours. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
Happiness quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#15. This is where happiness sneaks up on you, and you forgive evil people for unforgivable things because they give you a taste of a future you always thought was beyond your reach. - Author: Laura Thalassa
Happiness quotes by Laura Thalassa
#16. It is a sad thing to want for happiness, but it is a terrible thing to see another groping about blindly for it, when it is almost within the grasp. - Author: Theodore Dreiser
Happiness quotes by Theodore Dreiser
#17. Ah, happiness courts the light so we deem the world is gay. But misery hides aloof so we deem that misery there is none. - Author: Herman Melville
Happiness quotes by Herman Melville
#18. No one ought even to desert a woman after throwing her a heap of gold in her distress! He ought to love her forever! You are young, only twenty-one, and kind and upright and fine. You'll ask me how a woman can take money from a man. Oh, God, isn't it natural to share everything with the one we owe all our happiness to? When one has given everything, how can one quibble about a mere portion of it? Money is important only when feeling has ceased. Isn't one bound for life? How can you foresee separation when you think someone loves you? When a man swears eternal love
how can there be any separate concerns in that case? - Author: Honore De Balzac
Happiness quotes by Honore De Balzac
#19. For me, beauty comes from natural happiness. I think that a woman glows, and a man, even, when they're healthy and they're happy. - Author: Michelle Yeoh
Happiness quotes by Michelle Yeoh
#20. When question arise
Dream or not to dream
Always dream. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#21. You can't raise happy kids in a happy family if you aren't happy and don't know who you are. You can't pin your life on someone else's happiness. - Author: Jean Oram
Happiness quotes by Jean Oram
#22. We came to the world with love and hope
We are the creation of hope, faith and love. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#23. Beyond happiness or unhappiness, though it is both things, love is intensity; it does not give us eternity but life, that second in which the doors of time and space open just a crack: here is there and now is always. - Author: Octavio Paz
Happiness quotes by Octavio Paz
#24. You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it. - Author: John C. Maxwell
Happiness quotes by John C. Maxwell
#25. Life is like a thunderstorm, Sunny. You will lay in happiness one second, be torn asunder the next. What makes you who are is what you do when that thunderstorm arrives. You must gaze into that thunderstorm and stand up to it no matter where it takes you.
For they will see you as I see you, a hero. - Author: Laura-Louise Slattery
Happiness quotes by Laura-Louise Slattery
#26. We spend so much of our passion on our first love. I'm not convinced that it - passion - is one of those things that you have an endless amount of - like happiness or sadness. I could be happy all day. I could be sad all day. But I'm not so sure I'll ever love like that again. - Author: Laura Miller
Happiness quotes by Laura Miller
#27. I am responsible for what I see. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. I could see peace instead of THIS. The past is over it can touch me not. This instant is the only time there is. Today I will judge nothing that occurs. I am not the victim of the world I see. I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts. I am determined to see things differently. I am never upset for the reason I think. Forgiveness is the key to happiness. All that I give I give to myself. - Author: Hugh Prather
Happiness quotes by Hugh Prather
#28. Beginnings are easy, but after that, happiness takes some work. - Author: Liz Thebart
Happiness quotes by Liz Thebart
#29. You will face hard times in life. Sometimes they are supposed to come, sometimes not. Get through them no matter what, 'cause the good life is always on the other side. - Author: F.C.
Happiness quotes by F.C.
#30. It's only when we are authentic to who we are that we are going to be truly happy. It's so important that we follow what our own heart is telling us, what our own intuition is telling us, what our passion is, where our heart wants to go. When we can truly explore who we are, that's when the world just explodes with possibilities. - Author: Caroline A. Shearer
Happiness quotes by Caroline A. Shearer
#31. I supposed that to marry was to be transported to a heaven not only of happiness but of purity and perfection. - Author: Victoria Woodhull
Happiness quotes by Victoria Woodhull
#32. 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 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 as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. - Author: Og Mandino
Happiness quotes by Og Mandino
#33. The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. - Author: William Ellery Channing
Happiness quotes by William Ellery Channing
#34. Today, I'm having a 'Soppy Day'.
It's what I call a day where I'm in love with everything, and everyone. - Author: Anthony T. Hincks
Happiness quotes by Anthony T. Hincks
#35. If we seek the most happiness we can as individuals, it sort of bleeds into other people's lives. - Author: Tyler Blackburn
Happiness quotes by Tyler Blackburn
#36. Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success? - Author: Bill Walton
Happiness quotes by Bill Walton
#37. It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. - Author: Philip Green
Happiness quotes by Philip Green
#38. It's not my job to make you happy. It's your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#39. I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in relgion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is toward happiness ... - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Happiness quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#40. Passively accepting your sadness is the same as forgetting to build your own happiness. Happiness is more than a mood. It's a long-lasting state that is more accurately called well-being. - Author: Deepak Chopra
Happiness quotes by Deepak Chopra
#41. Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting. - Author: Carolyn Hax
Happiness quotes by Carolyn Hax
#42. If you have a big idea or plan that you desire to execute, don't depend solely on others to appreciate your efforts. You must have the ability to encourage yourself. At times seeking encouragement from others can lead to disappointment which sometimes leads you to neglect your obligation. Never build your hopes and dreams based primarily on the accolades from others. You may discover a rude awakening. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Happiness quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#43. Envy, envy eats them alive. If you had money, they'd envy you that. But since you don't, they envy you for having such a good, bright, loving daughter. They envy you for just being a happy man. They envy you for not envying them. One of the greatest sorrows of human existence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others. - Author: Dean Koontz
Happiness quotes by Dean Koontz
#44. Confidence is good, but confidence with humility is far better. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#45. Happiness is determined more by one's state of mind than by external events. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Happiness quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#46. Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor. - Author: Thomas A Kempis
Happiness quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#47. Whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered. - Author: Aldous Huxley
Happiness quotes by Aldous Huxley
#48. Seventh letter : Life's simplest pleasures are life's greatest joys

Most people dont discover whats most important in life untill they are too old to do anything about it. They spend many of their best years pursuing things that matter little in the end. While society invites us to fill our with material objects, the best part of us knows that the more basic pleasures are the ones that enriches and sustain us. No matter how easy or hard our conditions, we all have wealth of simple blessings around us - waiting to be continued. As we do our happiness grows. Our gratitude expands. And each day becomes a breathtaking gift. - Author: Robin S. Sharma
Happiness quotes by Robin S. Sharma
#49. Look back on your life and find those moments of giving. Fill life with those moments; life will be worth living. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#50. Happiness is not mostly pleasure, it is mostly victory. - Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
Happiness quotes by Harry Emerson Fosdick
#51. No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
Happiness quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#52. I wish i Could throw a stone high in the air, keep looking at that and never want it to come back or disappear. that is just what our life is we want it to stay high and never come to an end. On the other hand we dont work that much for it - Author: Ahad Aadi
Happiness quotes by Ahad Aadi
#53. The psalmist saith more to the point about true happiness in this short Psalm than any one of the philosophers, or all of them put together; they did but beat the bush, God hath here put the bird into our hand. John Trapp, 1660 - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Happiness quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#54. Do not blindly believe what others say. See for yourself what brings contentment, clarity and peace. That is the path for you to follow. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Happiness quotes by Gautama Buddha
#55. Rosa had achieved the sort of serene and confident happiness that Tamsin had never really known. She was connected to Roberto in a way that made Tamsin long for something similar. A man with whom she could share all parts of her life, someone to be her equal and her inspiration. - Author: Emily Arden
Happiness quotes by Emily Arden
#56. Life is loves shrine
when you're my valentine. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#57. Jesus has chosen, even in a resurrected, otherwise perfected body, to retain for the benefit of His disciples the wounds in His hands and in His feet and in His side-signs, if you will, that painful things happen even to the pure and the perfect; signs, if you will, that pain in this world is not evidence that God doesn't love you; signs, if you will, that problems pass and happiness can be ours. - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Happiness quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland
#58. You have only to lift your hand,' Thorkel Fostri said. And after a moment, 'What else were you born for?'
'Why not happiness, like other men? Thorfinn said.
'You have that,' said his foster-father. 'But if you try to trap it, it will change. Why do you resist? It is your right.'
'I resist because it is no use resisting,' Thorfinn said. 'Do you not think that is unfair? I shall be King because I was King; and I shall die because I did die; and did I remember them, I could even tell what are the three ways it might befall me. - Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Happiness quotes by Dorothy Dunnett
#59. Courage uncovers strength, grace reveals beauty, vulnerability expresses humility, inner peace reflects contentment - Author: Millen Livis
Happiness quotes by Millen Livis
#60. a happiness isn't about feeling happy, but it's about how you see this life on the right side - Author: Untsa Chacha
Happiness quotes by Untsa Chacha
#61. Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. - Author: Horace
Happiness quotes by Horace
#62. Happiness is not a zero-sum game. It's the only case in which the resources are limitless, and in which the rich can get richer at no expense to anyone else. That day in the park, I found it remarkably easy to own my happiness and celebrate Kate's as well.
It's a strange thing, though, how rare, maybe impossible, it is to have everyone you care about thriving at the same time. For a short spell, life seems certain and stable, until something shifts and redistributes, randomly, unpredictably, and when you look around at the new landscape, you see that it's someone else's turn now. You redirect your attention to focus on the friend in need. You hope - you know - they will do the same for you, when your turn comes. - Author: Amy Poeppel
Happiness quotes by Amy Poeppel
#63. The protection guaranteed by the Amendments is much broader in scope. The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. They recognized the significance of man's spiritual nature, of his feelings, and of his intellect. They knew that only a part of the pain, pleasure and satisfactions of life are to be found in material things. They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone - the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men. To protect that right, every unjustifiable intrusion by the Government upon the privacy of the individual, whatever the means employed, must be deemed a violation of the Fourth Amendment. And the use, as evidence in a criminal proceeding, of facts ascertained by such intrusion must be deemed a violation of the Fifth.

[Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928) (dissenting)] - Author: Louis D. Brandeis
Happiness quotes by Louis D. Brandeis
#64. What we focus on we become. If you are just focusing on unhappy things, you will become unhappy. If you focus on happy states of mind, then it will grow in you. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Happiness quotes by Frederick Lenz
#65. If you want to be happy in the future, be happy now. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#66. It is impossible to say why people put so little value on complete happiness. - Author: William Maxwell
Happiness quotes by William Maxwell
#67. Jean was visited by one of her rare moments of happiness, one of those moments when the goodness of God was so real to her that it was like taste and scent; the rough strong taste of honey in the comb and the scent of water. Her thoughts of God had a homeliness that at times seemed shocking, in spite of their power, which could rescue her from terror or evil with an ease that astonished her. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Happiness quotes by Elizabeth Goudge
#68. Today's belief is tomorrow's behavior. If you want to be happier person tomorrow, sow seeds of happiness today. - Author: Max Lucado
Happiness quotes by Max Lucado
#69. May your happiness be according to your wishes. - Author: Lawrence H. Levy
Happiness quotes by Lawrence H. Levy
#70. Verbally there is very general agreement; for both the general run of men and people of superior refinement say that it is happiness, and identify living well and doing well with being happy; but with regard to what happiness is they differ, and the many do not give the same account as the wise. - Author: Aristotle.
Happiness quotes by Aristotle.
#71. Embracing what is We're conditioned to believe that painful feelings are "bad" and that pleasurable ones are "good." It's often easier - though not healthier - for us to avoid grief and sorrow, while only embracing sensations like happiness, confidence, and love. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Happiness quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#72. Chris, soap people are like
us-they seldom go outdoors. And when they do, we only hear about it,
never see it. They loll about in living rooms, bedrooms, sit in the
kitchens and sip coffee or stand up and drink martinis-but never, never
go outside before our eyes. And whenever something good happens,
whenever they think they're finally going to be happy, some catastrophe
comes along to dash their hopes. - Author: V.C. Andrews
Happiness quotes by V.C. Andrews
#73. If you feel that your happiness is attached with someone....
Keep remember that the happiness never be yours. - Author: Giridhar Alwar
Happiness quotes by Giridhar Alwar
#74. And these men, for whom life has no repose, live at times in their rare moments of happiness with such strength and indescribable beauty, the spray of their moment's happiness is flung so high and dazzling over the wide sea of suffering, that the light of it, spreading its radiance, touches others too with its enchantment. Thus, like a precious, fleeting foam over the sea of suffering arise all those works of art, in which a single individual lifts himself for an hour so high above his personal destiny that his happiness shines like a star and appears to all who see it as something eternal and as a happiness of their own. - Author: Hermann Hesse
Happiness quotes by Hermann Hesse
#75. But I will not stand in front of your happiness. I will not even stand in front of misery that you choose for yourself. - Author: Holly Black
Happiness quotes by Holly Black
#76. If you try to make everyone happy, everyone will be happy but you. - Author: Bryant McGill
Happiness quotes by Bryant McGill
#77. We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail ... - Author: Julia Cameron
Happiness quotes by Julia Cameron
#78. I've given up wanting to make a killing or be a bigshot. I just want to find happiness and maybe open up a little roadside cafe in Idaho. - Author: Douglas Coupland
Happiness quotes by Douglas Coupland
#79. Knowledge is power, and all things are to be known in due season. But premature knowledge
knowing at the wrong time
is fatal both to progress and to happiness. - Author: Orson F. Whitney
Happiness quotes by Orson F. Whitney
#80. It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy. - Author: Polly Toynbee
Happiness quotes by Polly Toynbee
#81. Smile without reason, because you are the reason. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#82. It is not the quantity of your thoughts but the quality of your thoughts that make the difference. Thoughts can either be productive or a hindrance. But, when we focus our attention on faithfulness and truthfulness the restoration process begins. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Happiness quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#83. Happiness doesn't require laughter, only well-being and a sense that the world is breaking someone else's heart, not mine. - Author: Diane Ackerman
Happiness quotes by Diane Ackerman
#84. There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness. - Author: Bronnie Ware
Happiness quotes by Bronnie Ware
#85. Happiness is all about milking the "sacred now". - Author: Robert Holden
Happiness quotes by Robert Holden
#86. The small share of happiness attainable by man exists only insofar as he is able to cease to think of himself. - Author: Theodor Reik
Happiness quotes by Theodor Reik
#87. I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today. - Author: Tom Ford
Happiness quotes by Tom Ford
#88. Love is the best religion;
it only cares and never kills anyone. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#89. When God becomes glad with our good works, then He sends the cute animals, birds, butterflies etc. near us like a signal to express His happiness! - Author: Md. Ziaul Haque
Happiness quotes by Md. Ziaul Haque
#90. Live your best sacred-life.
It is only one-time in history. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Happiness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#91. Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles. - Author: Horace Silver
Happiness quotes by Horace Silver
#92. To me it comes naturally, the peaks and valleys, sadness with happiness. I've definitely had periods, maybe, where I haven't been happy. Whether it's from a breakup or the good, old-fashioned blues - but I wouldn't say clinically depressed. - Author: Luke Wilson
Happiness quotes by Luke Wilson
#93. Life is a present; life is a miracle.
Life is a song divine.
When you touch my heart, hold my soul.
Oh my pure valentine. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#94. What you think about yourself is more important than what others think about you. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#95. Some people have a view of self and of the universe that obliges them to struggle for happiness, to yearn for happiness-"some time in the future"-perhaps next year or the year after that. But not now. Not at this moment. Not here. Here and now is too terrifyingly close, too terrifyingly immediate. They suffer from happiness anxiety. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
Happiness quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#96. Jacob, is something wrong? Is Isabella okay?"
"Probably. She is not well today. It could be a normal thing for a human female, but since she is usually as resistant to common ailments now as we are, she is nervous. I figured Gideon could ease her mind."
Noah missed the wince that crossed his friend's face that would have given away the indignant argument flying through the Enforcer's thoughts. Jacob's female counterpart huffily took umbrage to his claims of exactly who it was that was nervous and who had insisted on seeking Gideon, because it certainly had not been her.
"Tell her I hope she feels better," Noah said, his fondness for Bella quite clear in his tone. "Bear with her, old friend. She's breaking new ground. It can be pretty frightening to play Eve for an entire race."
"Do not worry. When it comes to my Bella, I would do anything to see to her happiness. That includes making others do anything to see to her happiness," Jacob said. He meant the words, of course, but he was hoping they'd help sooth someone's bristling pride.
"I'm sure Gideon is going to love that," Noah laughed.
Jacob grinned, altering gravity so that he began to float up from the floor.
"If you see Gideon before I do, will you tell him to come to Bella?"
"Of course. Tell her I said to start behaving like a real Druid or I - " Noah was cut off by a sharp hand motion and a warning expression from the Enforcer. It came a little too late, however, if Jacob's pained - Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Happiness quotes by Jacquelyn Frank
#97. Before, you think of it as a permanent bond of happiness; later, you see that it is a yoke, borne unequally. You marry to keep love, but sometimes that is the surest way to lose it. - Author: Myrtle Reed
Happiness quotes by Myrtle Reed
#98. We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. - Author: Carl Jung
Happiness quotes by Carl Jung
#99. Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don't. It's like learning a foreign language: You can think about the words all you want, but you'll never be able to speak it until you suck up your courage and say them out loud. - Author: Dan Wells
Happiness quotes by Dan Wells
#100. Marital faithfulness involves more than just sexual fidelity. Being faithful to your wife also means defending her and affirming her beauty, intelligence, and integrity at all times, particularly before other people. Faithfulness to your husband means sticking up for him, always building him up and never tearing him down. Marital fidelity means that your spouse's health, happiness, security, and welfare take a higher place in your life than anything else except your own relationship with the Lord. - Author: Myles Munroe
Happiness quotes by Myles Munroe
#101. Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own. - Author: Honore De Balzac
Happiness quotes by Honore De Balzac
#102. You can't see the real happiness and feelings of a real rider while riding. As real riders covers there head with a helmet - Author: Ansh - The Mystic Rider
Happiness quotes by Ansh - The Mystic Rider
#103. I am overflowing with love, peace, joy, happiness and abundance." Let this be your morning prayer. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#104. Whoever taught you that love hurts, lied. It's lack of true sensuality that hurts. - Author: Lebo Grand
Happiness quotes by Lebo Grand
#105. That's why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our happiness. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Happiness quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#106. Par toi tout le bonheur que m'offre l'avenir Est dans mon souvenir. Through you, all the happiness that the future offers Is in my memory. - Author: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
Happiness quotes by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
#107. When you are kind and loving the world will become kind, generous, and loving. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#108. Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships. - Author: Brian Tracy
Happiness quotes by Brian Tracy
#109. The moon is a poem in a starry night. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Happiness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#110. He sucked in more longing with every inhale, he exhaled some of his happiness on the other side. How miserable. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Happiness quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#111. It is beautiful to acquire knowledge, but it is misleading to expect it to bring us peace, love and happiness. - Author: Ken Keyes Jr.
Happiness quotes by Ken Keyes Jr.
#112. This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. - Author: Susan Polis Schutz
Happiness quotes by Susan Polis Schutz
#113. The happy man needs nothing and no one. Not that he holds himself aloof, for indeed he is in harmony with everything and everyone; everything is "in him"; nothing can happen to him. The same may also be said for the contemplative person; he needs himself alone; he lacks nothing. - Author: Josef Pieper
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#114. Ladies, the only thing that gives a man the right to touch you is your permission. - Author: Carlos Wallace
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#115. ​ "This place is fun, Downtown is fun!" I said, looking at the blurred lights of the lamps on the street. "No wonder you left me for this… I wouldn't be surprised if a ghost came out." I closed my fist, trying to catch the lights. "Now I get it, Dan! You're a ghost!"
​ "Am I?" he talked to me in an accommodating way, like anyone would do with a friend too drunk to think clearly.
​ "Yes! There's even two of you now."
​ "Of course, that would be the only possible reason." We reached the parking lot.
​ "Say Dan, have you come back to help me with Shallie? But if you're a ghost, can you just call her for me?" I grabbed his arm. "Can you? Can you bring her to me?" Suddenly all the fake happiness I was feeling before left me in a deep, black desperation. Dan's expression changed too, and got darker.
​ "I'm not a ghost, Drew," he said, calmly, securing the helmet under my chin. "I'm sorry," he added. - Author: Elen Chase
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#116. Today's new is tomorrow's old, so don't hate the old. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#117. TO LOVE is to find pleasure in the happiness of others. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#118. ...We are truly human when we live for a purpose far above ourselves; but most people prefer to identify with an entity for the sake of belonging; thereby subjecting themselves to the spirit of collective selfishness that is only found in groups... - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#119. You are the ruler of my heart. There is no measure greater than this. - Author: Truth Devour
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#120. Seek God, not happiness - this is the fundamental rule of all meditation. If you seek God alone, you will gain happiness: that is its promise. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#121. Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreeable Visistors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care to inform the surrounding Families, that as their happiness centered wholly in themselves, they wished for no other society. - Author: Jane Austen
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#122. When you're in love, you're so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have. - Author: Emily Blunt
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#123. Thus the key to happiness lies not in changing our genetic makeup (which is impossible) and not in changing our circumstances (i.e., seeking wealth or attractiveness or better colleagues, which is usually impractical), but in our daily intentional activities. - Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
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#124. When there is nonjudgmental love then there is no giving up. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#125. Happiness contracted by the cold, forced to withdraw into itself, to close into its heart, it is there that I find the greatest intensity. It is true that I have only ever experienced it through sadness. But it is always the same. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#126. I've come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It's honorable and necessary. And most people forget even to thing about it. - Author: Goldie Hawn
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#127. Be happy, nothing else truly matters. - Author: Nityananda Das
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#128. Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. - Author: Henry Van Dyke
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#129. Happiness does not mean that everything works out. Usually nothing works out, but you get a kick out of it anyway. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Happiness quotes by Frederick Lenz
#130. If I had another life
I would want to spend it all on some
unstinting happiness.
I would be a fox, or a tree
full of waving branches.
I wouldn't mind being a rose
in a field full of roses.
Fear has not yet occurred to them, nor ambition.
Reason they have not yet thought of.
Neither do they ask how long they must be roses, and then what.
Or any other foolish question. - Author: Mary Oliver
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#131. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#132. They say when you really love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back and you will move on. I will let you go ... Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow. - Author: Tabitha Suzuma
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#133. Naturally, when life's lessons knock at the door of our life, happiness can be momentarily obscured. - Author: Michael Beckwith
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#134. We grow up in a world where satisfying our cravings seems to be the number one objective, every advertisement on television and the newspaper calls for one craving or another to be dealt with. When it comes to sex we are bombarded every which way, so much so, that we think solving our cravings is the only way and the right way. - Author: Evan Sutter
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#135. Human life, I realized, got progressively worse as you got older, by the sound of things. You arrived, with baby feet and hands and infinite happiness, and then the happiness slowly evaporated as your feet and hands grew bigger. And then, from the teenage years onward, happiness was something you could lose your grip of, and once it started to slip, it gained mass. It was as if the knowledge that it could slip was the thing that made it more difficult to hold, no matter how big your feet and hands were. - Author: Matt Haig
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#136. A man is wise not because of his intelligence, but because of his understanding and kindness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#137. When a chance for real happiness comes by, grab it with both hands and devour it. If it lasts five minutes or five lifetimes, it's still worth it. - Author: Malorie Blackman
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#138. ...nobody owes you anything, so when you get something, be appreciative. - Author: Jason Reynolds
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#139. June 16, 2018

I feel lovely, but it's just the drugs. But sometimes I think that maybe it isn't just the drugs? Maybe these feelings are inside of us all along, and the drugs find them. Maybe that's why some people choose to be junkies because they choose to believe that they're worthy of happiness. And maybe some of us like the pain so much that we numb it in order for us to really understand it. To put these suicidal feelings to sleep and fall in love with the way we fall in love with the stars within us. I think self-destruction is the most addictive thing. There's something very powerful and magical about it. - Author: Juansen Dizon
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#140. Don't imagine you are in a worse place than you actually are. Things could have been far worse. So, seize the day, count your blessings and move on. You can survive a crisis only by dealing it with one day at a time. Don't add up all your problems in your mind and think you are finished. Compartmentalize your problems; put them in different buckets and project-manage them separately. This is how you live through uncertain times – making decisions when there are few or no options to choose from. You never see it this way when you are going through a crisis. But, unfailingly, every crisis leaves you stronger, wiser – and happy! - Author: AVIS Viswanathan
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#141. A man who denies what is essential to his being is a man who drills holes in the cup of his own happiness. - Author: Brent Weeks
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#142. They were one unto the other, a circle whirling evenly, effortlessly, endlessly. He knew beauty and the intensity of a dream and he was meshed in a womb he called happiness. He did not think: This must come to an end in time. A circle had no beginning or end; it existed. He did not allow thought to enter the hours that he waited for her, laved in memory of her presence. He seldom left the apartment in those days. In the outside world there was time; in time, there was impatience. Better to remain within the dream. - Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
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#143. Man, being not only a religious, but also a social being, requires for the promotion of his rational happiness religious institutions, which, while they give a proper direction to devotion, at the same time make a wise and profitable improvement of his social feelings. - Author: Hosea Ballou
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#144. Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth. - Author: Jon Foreman
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#145. Cynicism leads to despair, while fixating on the efforts that seemed to work in the past makes an idol out of spiritual states. - Author: Monks Of New Skete
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#146. What creates happiness, peace, and balance is not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#147. For me, and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness. - Author: Bob Marshall
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#148. It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgement that every moment is about accepting life's divinity. - Author: Steve Leasock
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#149. The happiness that came with the dream stayed with me all day. - Author: Andre Aciman
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#150. We have to be our children's powerful force. We have to be the light that beams in slowly but surely, and sooner rather than later, we will be the bright sun to help rescue our children from the darkness of the silent killer. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
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#151. Whatever you may say, genuine emotions are aroused by people. The first smile of a newborn, love confession, hang-loose chatting with friends, weekly meetings with dears, and a lot more other things initiated by two or several individuals trigger the feeling of happiness. There are more specific emotions native to females and males. Whereas the first ones are pleased at hearing sweet words. We live and work in the tradition of love and not hatred. As for us, it is the unconditional acceptance of all people, the scale of our love for them. Let's treat every person as a person in his uniqueness at eye level.
Love is one of the strongest feelings one can ever have. It comes over you all of a sudden and totally absorbs before you manage to realize the fact. Emotions which arise with the feeling require some way of expression. Furtive glances, sweet words, touching, and romantic dates are a usual manifestation of affection. Still, there is a more inventive way to expose oneself – dedicating a special beautiful love quote to your beloved. - Author: Oscar Auliq-Ice
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#152. People argue themselves out of their pleasures - Author: Jude Morgan
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#153. Love what you do; do what you love. Your dreams will come true; you will get what you deserve. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#154. I miss her | & not the type of missing when you're alone, not the type when you're broken down half drunk, not even the type when you know she's the one. I'm talking about the kind of missing that when you're full of happiness…you wish they were there to enjoy it. I don't care if we're not together, I don't care if I never see her again. All that I will every know is I'm here smiling & I know how much she'd like to see that. - Author: Brandon Villasenor
Happiness quotes by Brandon Villasenor
#155. Wishing you all a very happy Mahahivrati.
God bless you all with lots and lots of happiness,
your wishes will be accomplished.
Om Namah Shivaya - Author: R.D.Sharma
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#156. Try smiling quietly when you open your eyes in the morning. Or try saying out loud, "I'm happy." In that moment, the energy of happiness will gather around you. Remember that feeling and express it whenever you get the chance. - Author: Ilchi Lee
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#157. Christianity is sustained by the knowledge that the object of man's life on earth is his development as an eternal being. Therefore, none of his expressions of life can be an end in itself, but must serve a higher purpose than the earthly life and happiness of the individual - or even than that of the race. - Author: Ellen Key
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#158. It's obvious that the happy man feels contented only because the unhappy ones bear their burden without saying a word: if it weren't for their silence, happiness would be quiet impossible. It's a kind of mass hypnosis - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#159. Happiness is the exercise of talent, along the lines of excellence. - Author: Aristotle.
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#160. All alternatives are open. Choose to be blissful. And then there are people who can be blissful even when they are imprisoned, and there are people who remain miserable even when they are living in marble palaces. It all depends on you. - Author: Rajneesh
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#161. The main cause of suffering is egoistic desire for one's own comfort and happiness. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#162. If you can figure out how to choose happiness in your marriage daily, and stop sweating the small stuff, it'll take ten years off your life. - Author: Fawn Weaver
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#163. Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. If you have these in abundance, you will not be disturbed even by the most uncomfortable circumstances. If you nurse hatred, however, you will not be happy even in the lap of luxury. Thus, if we really want happiness, we must widen the sphere of love. This is both religious thinking and basic common sense. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#164. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness. One With Life. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#165. Wake up. Watch the beauty of the dawn and the rising sun. Appreciate the beauty and your ability to appreciate it. Without your appreciation, there is no beauty. The sun created you to see her own beauty through your eyes. Find and appreciate all of the beauty around you. Life is for appreciation, love, and happiness. We express our love through appreciation and through love our souls feel the secret touch of happiness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#166. If everyone practices the power of their love, there will be happiness and no war. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#167. There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#168. Choose your words wisely, because they will influence your happiness, your relationships, and your personal wealth. - Author: Andrew B. Newberg
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#169. Put a good bunch of grapes under the winepress, and a delicious juice will come out. Under the winepress of the cross, our soul produces a juice that feeds and strengthens us. When we haven't got any crosses, we are dry. If we carry them with resignation, what happiness, what sweetness we feel! - Author: John Vianney
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#170. When great causes are on the move in the world, stirring all men's souls, drawing them from their firesides, casting aside comfort, wealth and the pursuit of happiness in response to impulses at once awe-striking and irresistible, we learn that we are spirits, not animals. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#171. Everyone knew that if you divided reality by expectation, you got a happiness quotient. But when you invert the equation - expectation divided by reality - you didn't get the opposite of happiness. What you got, Lewis realized, was hope. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#172. Time is Priceless, we only get it one Time, use it usefully for togetherness, profit and Happiness. - Author: Jan Jansen
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#173. Retirement isn't a goal; it's a sentence. - Author: Ari Gold
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#174. It's unfashionable these days to talk about sin, and it's even less fashionable to talk about idolatry. The world likes to tell us that we're beyond that now. When we honestly discuss the sinful attitudes behind our actions, we are often shushed: "You're not that bad! Everyone does those things! You need to have better self esteem!" But the human heart is the same now as it was in biblical times. We don't have to bow down to a golden statue to worship idols. When we trust in anything other than God for peace and happiness we are essentially practicing idolatry. Only when we see the idols yet in our hearts can we truly "put off the old self" and "put on the new self" (Colossians 3:5-10). - Author: Staci Eastin
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#175. When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#176. Laughing in the cultural industry is mockery of happiness. - Author: Theodor W. Adorno
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#177. It is an incalculable added pleasure to any one's sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#178. There was a period when I believed stuff meant something. I thought that if you had matching side chairs and a sofa that harmonized and some beautiful lamps to light them you would have a home, that elegance signaled happiness. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#179. Inner peace begins when nothing can disturb the calmness of your mind. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#180. You don't have to shine to prove that you are a star, but you need to reason to show that you have the ability. We can think that we have all the answers in the world even though we don't have it, how we can feel jealous of something or someone that was never ours, but we must have a single certainty: that we must take a risk for what we want to achieve and we must never fail to show our opinion . - Author: Abraham Schneersohn
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#181. What a richly colored strong warm coat is woven when love is the warp and work is the woof. - Author: Marge Piercy
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#182. Sometimes I think if we didn't have these problems the whole world would stop spinning on her axis, we'd all stop spinning on our axises, axes, or whatever you want to call them, and then we'd have to settle into the nasty business of finding a way to be happy. - Author: Daniel Clausen
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#183. People are always setting conditions for happiness ... I love life without condition. - Author: Arthur Rubinstein
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#184. The fool is looking for happiness far away. The wise man makes it grow under his feet. - Author: James Oppenheim
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#185. Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#186. Anything is a waste of time unless you are fucking well or creating well or getting well or looming toward a kind of phantom-love-happiness. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#187. So long as you do not quarrel with sin, you will never be a truly happy man. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#188. Ignoring the question is not the solution of problem,
Same as forgetting the sorrow isn't happiness - Author: Sarthak Tiwari
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#189. Live like the universe is your beloved home, love like everyone is your closest friend. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#190. Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#191. The fear programme is designed to get us away from things that are likely to harm us. If we had to make an analogous claim about the purpose of the happiness system, we would be most likely to say that it is there to keep us moving towards things that are likely to be good for us in some appropriate biological sense
mating, good food, pleasant environment
and away from things that are bad for us. - Author: Daniel Nettle
Happiness quotes by Daniel Nettle
#192. The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason. - Author: Marya Mannes
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#193. You get that one chance; and damn it, you've got to take it! If there's one lesson I know I will take with me for eternity, its that there are those things that might happen only once, those chances that come walking down the street, strolling out of a café; if you don't let go and take them, they really could get away! We can get so washed out with a mindset of entitlement– the universe will do everything for us to ensure our happiness– that we forget why we came here! We came here to grab, to take, to give, to have! Not to wait! Nobody came here to wait! So, what makes anyone think that destiny will keep on knocking over and over again? It could, but what if it doesn't? You go and you take the chance that you get; even if it makes you look stupid, insane, or whorish! Because it just might not come back again. You could wait a lifetime to see if it will...but I don't think you should. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#194. The sight of a being who is not adorned with a single feature of a pure and good will, enjoying unbroken prosperity, can never give pleasure to an impartial rational spectator. Thus a good will appears to constitute the indispensable condition even of being worthy of happiness. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#195. Only in the theatre was it possible to see the performers and to be warmed by their personal charm, to respond to their efforts and to feel their response to the applause and appreciative laughter of the audience. It had an intimate quality; audience and actors conspired to make a little oasis of happiness and mirth within the walls of the theatre. Try as we will, we cannot be intimate with a shadow on a screen, nor a voice from a box. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#196. Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do. - Author: Wilferd Peterson
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#197. Our right or wrong use of money is the utmost test of character, as well as the root of happiness or misery, throughout our whole lives. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#198. Recommend virtue to your children, that alone - not wealth - can give happiness. It upholds in adversity and the thought of it and my art prevents me from putting an end to my life. - Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven
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#199. I've got all the money I'll ever need. If I die by 4:00. - Author: Henny Youngman
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#200. And yet to possess a young soul that has barely developed is a source of very deep delight. It is like a flower whose richest perfume goes out to meet the first ray of the sun. One must pluck it at that very moment and, after inhaling its perfume to one's heart's content, discard it along the wayside on the chance that someone will pick it up. I sense in myself that insatiable avidity that devours everything in its path. And I regard the sufferings and joys of others merely in relation to myself, as food to sustain my spiritual strength. Passion is no longer capable of robbing me of my sanity. My ambition has been crushed by circumstances, but it has manifested itself in a new form, for ambition is nothing but lust for power, and my greatest pleasure I derive from subordinating everything around me to my will. Is it not both the first token of power and its supreme triumph to inspire in others the emotions of love, devotion and fear? Is it not the sweetest fare for our vanity to be the cause of pain or joy for someone without the least claim thereto? And what is happiness? Pride gratified. Could I consider myself better and more powerful than anyone else in the world, I would be happy. Were everybody to love me, I'd find in myself unending wellsprings of love. Evil begets evil; one's first suffering awakens a realization of the pleasure of tormenting another. The idea of evil cannot take root in the mind of man without his desiring to apply it in practice. Someone has said th - Author: Mikhail Lermontov
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