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Quote Left Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. Quote Right
Quote Left Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Quote Right
Quote Left Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn. Quote Right
Quote Left Another kind of love and compassion is not based on something appearing beautiful or nice, but based on the fact that the other person, just like oneself, wants happiness and does not want suffering and indeed has every right to be happy and to overcome suffering. On such a basis, we feel a sense of responsibility, a sense of closeness toward that being. That is true compassion. This is because the compassion is based on reason, notjust on emotional feeling. As a consequence, it does not matter what the other's attitude is, whether negative, or positive. What matters is that it is a human being, a sentient being that has the experience of pain and pleasure. There is no reason not to feel compassion so long as it is a sentient being. Quote Right
Quote Left True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. Quote Right
Quote Left The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; to which I would add, Let no one, till his death be called unhappy. Quote Right
Quote Left Many are our joysIn youth, but oh! what happiness to liveWhen every hour brings palpable accessOf knowledge, when all knowledge is delight,And sorrow is not there! Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. Quote Right
Quote Left Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter. To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram -- lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull -- he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins -- that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path -- he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that's our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales -- happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself. As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. Quote Right
Quote Left A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Quote Right
Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Quote Right
Quote Left The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates: Would this habit of eating animals not require that we slaughter animals that we knew as individuals, and in whose eyes we could gaze and see ourselves reflected, only a few hours before our meal? Glaucon: This habit would require that of us. Socrates: Wouldn't this [knowledge of our role in turning a being into a thing] hinder us in achieving happiness? Glaucon: It could so hinder us in our quest for happiness. Socrates: And, if we pursue this way of living, will we not have need to visit the doctor more often? Glaucon: We would have such need. Socrates: If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason? Glaucon: We would be so compelled. Socrates: Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals? Glaucon: Yes, they would so prevent us. Quote Right
Quote Left The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others. Quote Right
Quote Left Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time. Quote Right
Quote Left Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Quote Right
Quote Left The essence of life is seeked through polarities such as , health and illness, happiness and suffering, wealth and poverty and so on. Quote Right
Quote Left Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. Quote Right
Quote Left I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Quote Right
Quote Left True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. Quote Right
Quote Left The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. Quote Right
Quote Left As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Happiness

Quote Left Money buys happiness; patronizing the right store, is reaching to the poor with a token. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness is priceless, gratitude is limitless, life is a gift of limitlessness and pricelessness. Quote Right
Quote Left ~ Man is consumed by the relentless pursuit of happiness - catch the moment ~ Anne-Lise Andresen Quote Right
Quote Left - cuts thick slices of happiness - in a nod - Anne-Lise Andresen Quote Right
Quote Left Why was I denied happiness? Is this a punishment I didn't deserve, or was it something to transform my perspective towards life? Quote Right
Quote Left The more I smile, the more people seem puzzled; they wonder, " What's his secret to happiness?" Quote Right
Quote Left Express the freedom of the written word without restriction, make the dissidents gush their teeth. Hatred cannot win over love to diminish or eliminate our only hope for happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left p.s. happiness is temporary but joy is forever... Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness ... is a state of mind that is rented; yet the question becomes whether you invest in the asset long-term, or view its nature in the present as an expense. Quote Right
Quote Left Chase after the happiness that is concealed within you: free it and become that eager eagle soaring above the rainy clouds. Quote Right
Quote Left Uncertainty overflows in discordant doubts, it inspires the notes of a strange melody that is created with rapid finger claps to seek its absent happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left “Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey.” Quote Right
Quote Left “I would rather live in a matchbox with happiness that fills a mansion, than live in a mansion with happiness that fills a matchbox.” Quote Right
Quote Left "Decisively conforming to the standard of uprightness surely could invite criticism, yet it gives one the freedom to happiness through self-respect." Quote Right
Quote Left ~ From hand to heart in rhythmic movements ... happiness is trembling in the wind ~ - quote by poet Quote Right
Quote Left Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we to be happy and not suffer, so let's take care of others wholeheartedly of both friends and enemies. This is the basis of compassion. Quote Right
Quote Left "Do other happy ...and if u feel happy back... this is real happiness... ..BUT... Never ever do other happy the cost of ur happy hour... it will go Waste......" Quote Right
Quote Left Make Happiness your daily option to survive the world Quote Right
Quote Left True happiness is brimming with tears. Le vrai bonheur est débordant de larmes. Quote Right
Quote Left Real happiness lies hidden within the secret recesses of our own Souls. Extreme contentment peeks through the smile of the members of family. Extreme love drips thru the quite eyes of these loved ones. The fact is that God grants this treasure equally to each one of us but very few drive safely through the fog. Musk lies within Quote Right
Quote Left Self Satisfaction is a true farmer of happiness and positiveness is its stability giver. Quote Right
Quote Left Enjoy the good health. Bring the truth happiness. Care for his own family. Give the peace to all. Firstly, one must discipline and control his own mind. If he can do so, the enlightenment, wisdom and virtue will go to him naturally. - Buddhism quotes Quote Right
Quote Left Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness. - Buddhism quotes Quote Right
Quote Left You have problems, but you are not your problems; Hence, keep striving for happiness of your own Quote Right
Quote Left True happiness is sharing of hearts. Quote Right
Quote Left My happiness lies deeply in between pleated promises. Pressed crisply by the weight of all the little mistakes everyone dismisses. Lydialocks Quote Right
Quote Left Periods of absolute happiness are brief and fragile. Quote Right
Quote Left "Happiness grows with grace as you flow free with the freshness of the breeze" Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness doesn't pass by, It waits for you to pass it along. Quote Right
Quote Left It Hard to love someone you can never be together with, but it takes courage to support that person to find the right path to their happiness.” Christen Kuikoua Quote Right