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Our happiness comes not as a goal, but as a byproduct of engaging in honesty with ourselves. --Susan David (in Breaking Free from the Tyranny of Positivity)

As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. --Dieter F. Uchtdorf (in Nipun Mehta on What It Means to Serve)

The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness. --Dalai Lama (in Muhammad Yunus: Revolutionized Banking)

The worst approach to suffering is to try to make it go away, and the worst approach to happiness is to try to make it stay. --Max Ritvo (in Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship)

This is happiness...to be dissolved into something complete and great. --Willa Cather (in Gardening and the Secret of Happiness)

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. --Gilbert K. Chesterton (in The Gift of Humility)

Real happiness is not vulnerable, because it does not depend on circumstances.
--Nisargadatta Maharaj
(in Gratitude Behind Bars)

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. --Mary Oliver (in A Tribute to Mary Oliver)

Until we define happiness for ourselves, clearly seeing the difference between excitement and joy, for example, our habits will likely not change. We will keep returning to the fruits of our desires --Judson Brewer (in A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit)

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
--Thomas Merton
(in Lucky Man: Life Lessons from William Segal)

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
--Confucius
(in The Seed Wheel Turns)

Our happiness comes not as a goal, but as a byproduct of engaging in honesty with ourselves. --Susan David (in Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Positivity)

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. --Leo Tolstoy (in Activating Moral Discomfort & Spiritual Community for the Earth)


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