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The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

Epictetus

The first recipe for happiness is Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

Andr Maurois

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove.

Johnson

The full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

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

Joseph Addison

The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modeled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.

David Hume

The great end of all human industry, is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modelled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object, of his being.

David Hume

The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.

Tibetan Doctrine

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

James Henry Leigh Hunt

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

Ernest Dimnet

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 Aelius Aurelius

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 Antoninus

The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.

Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.

Bertrand Russell

The herd instinct seems to be the strongest human emotion, one that the race is constantly breeding off as the mavericks are liquidated. Happiness is running with the crowd.

John Train

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