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We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis

It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything. Pharrell Williams

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. Bernard Meltzer

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. Bertrand Russell

Happiness is only real when shared. Christopher McCandless

If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that. Gisele Bundchen

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. Mary Wollstonecraft

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. John W. Gardner

You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness. Tracy Kidder

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I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. Christina Milian

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis

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To me, flowers are happiness. Stefano Gabbana

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. Daniel Boone

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Joseph Addison

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

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Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness. Benjamin Franklin

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness. Louise Hart

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Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. Dale Carnegie

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness. Ric Ocasek

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We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. Pierre Corneille

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Immanuel Kant

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks

The happiness of society is the end of government. John Adams

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The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. Karl Marx

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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. Marcus Aurelius

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. Tony Hawk

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I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. Kanye West

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Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. Harold Kushner

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy

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The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. Frederick Douglass

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. Princess Diana  

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. Tom Ford

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Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father. Barry Sanders

I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup. Drew Barrymore

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. Dada Vaswani

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I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it. Elizabeth Wurtzel

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. Ayn Rand

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It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later. George Foreman

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton

Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport. Andrea Hirata

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Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. Ambrose Bierce

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. Beyonce Knowles

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. Brad Garrett