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Saturday, April 21, 2012

What is happiness? (Collection from Forbes)

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
-- Malcolm Forbes

The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.
--Desiderius Erasmus

There is only one duty; that is to be happy.

Act in such a way that you will be worthy of being happy.
--Emmanuel Kant

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

The game was to just find something about everything to be glad about-- ... You see when you're hunting for the glad things, you sort of forget about the other kind.
--Eleanor H. Porter

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
And that is have either a clear conscience, or none at all.
--Ogden Nash

Happiness is good health--and a bad memory.
--Ingrid Bergman

Happiness is no laughing matter.
--Richard Whately

If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
--Jerome K. Jerome

Nobody cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
--Cynthia Nelms

Happiness is salutary for the body, but sorrow develops the powers of the spirit.
--Marcel Proust

I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes form learning something.
--August Strindberg

We make ourselves our own distress We are ourselves our happiness.
--L.E. Landon

I'm five-feet-four, but I always feel six-foot-one, tall and strong.
--Yvette Mimieux

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

He loved being happy! He loved happiness like I love tea.
--Eudora Welty

Better to be happy than wise.
--Jon Heywood

All happiness is a form of innocence.
--Marguerite Yourcenar

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
--George Sand

Be virtuous and you'll be happy!
--Artemus Ward

I am happy and content because I think I am.

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

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