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"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."
"Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible."
"As soon as one is unhappy one becomes moral."
"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
"Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable."
"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too."
"A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world."
"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."
"America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy."
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
"Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
"Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment."
"Happiness is so hard to define and foolish to define. Am I acting? That's the worst thing you can ask yourself. You can be happy suddenly. It can spring on you, not when you reach a plateau. You can be happy going backward or going down. You can be happy at the loss of something."
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
"A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God's love, the hope of eternal happiness."
"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."
"What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome."
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