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A man's felicity

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
Thomas Carlyle

A net of love
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

About as happy
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

As miserable
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
Seneca

Be happy
If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Being unhappy with someone
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Marilyn Monroe

But what is happiness?
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

Consuming happiness
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Helen Keller

Content
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare

Eden
Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode until we drive away.
Emily Dickinson

Enough happiness
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Filled with joy
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
Mother Teresa

Happiness and success
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Happiness never decreases
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.
Buddha

Happiness to wonder
It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.
Edgar Allan Poe

Happy
No one is happy all his life long.
Euripides

Happy life
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
Seneca

Having happy thoughts
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.
Author Unknown

Health and a course to steer
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

How to avoid being miserable?
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

How to be happy
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

Human experience
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Helen Keller

I am not proud
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Alexandre Dumas

Indisputable right
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Helen Keller

It is not ready made
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

It may alight upon you
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Living happily
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius

Making happiness impossible
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine

Not a goal
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Not the absence but the mastery of passions
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Only one way to happiness
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

Practice compassion
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

Right to consume happiness
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw

Temperate happiness
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Virginia Woolf

The greatest wealth
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
Lucretius

The object of life
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell

The purpose of life
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

The quality of your thoughts
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

The secret to happiness
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell

They don't notice
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

To be happy
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

Troubles and happiness
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

True enjoyment
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

True fulfillment
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Tony Robbins

True happiness
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

True happiness
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

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

True happiness
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Seneca

True happiness
People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
Eckhart Tolle

Unhappiness
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What is happiness?
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

What is needed?
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

When they're happy
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

Your thoughts are the cause
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
Eckhart Tolle

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