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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. --Charles L. Morgan (in Harvard's Crowded Course On Happiness)

Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it's too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow. --Paul H. Dunn (in 20 Simple Tools for Happiness)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. --Denis Waitely (in What About Me?)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. --Denis Waitley (in Designing Cities for Happiness?)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. --Denis Waitley (in 6 Habits of Highly Grateful People)

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. --Og Mandino (in Leading A Happier Life)

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. --Chuang Tzu (in In the Pursuit of Happy)

It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness. --Viktor Frankl (in There's More to Life Than Being Happy)

What we sow is what we reap. When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. --Deepak Chopra (in Karma Army)

By happiness I mean here a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. This is not a mere pleasureable feeling, a fleeting emotion, or a mood, but an optimal state of being. Happiness is also a way of interpreting the world, since while it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it. --Matthieu Ricard (in Lessons from the World's Happiest Man)

As all living beings desire to be happy always, without misery, as in the case of every one there is observed supreme love for one's self, and as happiness alone is the cause for love, in order to gain that happiness which is one's nature and which is experienced in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one's self. For that, the path of knowledge, the inquiry of the form 'Who am I?' is the prinicpal means. --Ramana Maharishi (in Deep Sleep)

Our intentions -- noticed or unnoticed, gross or subtle -- contribute either to our suffering or to our happiness. Intentions are sometimes called seeds. The garden you grow depends on the seeds you plant and water. Long after a deed is done, the trace or momentum of the intention behind it remains as a seed, conditioning our future happiness or unhappiness. --Gil Fronsdal (in Getting All She Wanted -- And ALS)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. --Albert Schweitzer (in Growing Happy)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. --Albert Schweitzer (in Bhutan)

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character. --George Santayana (in Dow Jones Average of Well Being)

"All those who suffer in the world do so because of their desire for their own happiness. All those happy in the world are so because of their desire for the happiness of others." --Bodhicaryavatara (in Untitled)

Happiness is an inside job --William Arthur Ward (in 52 Weeks, 52 Jobs)

Happiness is like jam, you can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself. --Vern McLellan (in The Business 9 Women Kept Secret For 30 Years)

To be able to find joy in another's joy: that is the secret of happiness. --George Bernanos (in Untitled)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. --Gandhi (in Inspiration to Action)

There is no way to peace, Peace is the Way. There is no way to happiness, Happiness is the Way. There is no way to love, Love is the Way. --Dan Millman (in Untitled)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. --Mahatma Gandhi (in An Unforgettable Walk Through The Slums)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy)

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. --Charles H. Spurgeon (in Happiness Wards Off Heart Disease)

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. --George Santayana (in 9 Ways to be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes)

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. --Robert Green Ingersoll (in 5 Ways of Spending Time -- toward Happiness)

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. --Richard Bach (in The Gift That Matters)

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. --Richard Bach (in The Gift That Matters)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in What Are The Secrets To A Happy Life? )

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. --Charles H. Spurgeon (in Material World: A Global Family Portrait)

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. --Lord Byron (in Untitled)

Happiness is the soul's joy in the possession of the intangible. --William Jordan (in Cake But No Presents Please)

Happiness is a continuous creative activity. --Baba Amte (in What Makes Us Happy?)

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness. --Mark Twain (in The 3 A's of Awesome)

Happiness can only be found if you free yourself from all other distractions. --Saul Bellow (in 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy)

The happiness of love is in action; its test is what one is willing to do for others. --Lew Wallace (in My Daughter's Noble Sacrifice)

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. --William E. Gladstone (in 25 Choices that Lead to Happiness)

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. --Guillaume Apollinaire (in Do Good To Fly Free)

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. --Margaret Lee Runbeck (in This Is Your Brain On Happiness)

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. --John Dewey (in Three Secrets To A Happy Workplace)

Joy and happiness are the indicators of balance in a human machine. --Walter Russell (in The World's Happiest People)

The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside. --Tenzin Palmo (in Tenzin Palmo: Cave in the Snow)

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. --Jack Brown (in 4 Ways to a Happier Workday)

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. --Margaret Lee Runbeck (in 10 Keys to Happier Living)

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. --Margaret Lee Runbeck (in Happiness: Getting Our Priorities Straight)

Happiness is a skill. It requires effort and time. --Andrew Weil (in How to Be Happy: The Fine Print)

Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression. --The Buddha (in The Generosity Paradox)

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. --St. Augustine (in Practicing the Science of Happiness)

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in A Child Entrepreneur Gives Back)

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. --Ayn Rand (in Like Water From a Hummingbird)


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