Quotes, sayings & poems

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A person will be just about as happy as

A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

- Abraham Lincoln

Thousands of candles can be lighted

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 depends

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

- Aristotle

Our greatest happiness

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

- Thomas Jefferson

Three grand essentials to happiness

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

- Joseph Addison

True happiness consists

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

- Ben Jonson

There is 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

Happiness is not a reward

Happiness is not a reward: it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment: it is a result.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Look up, laugh loud

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

- William Hazlitt

We are more interested in

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.

- Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

Happiness is not a state to arrive at

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.

- Samuel Johnson

If you want to be happy for a year

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

- English proverb