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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

August Strindberg

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Happiness hates the timid So does science

Eugene O'Neill

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

Happiness in nature is a double happiness; sorrow in nature is a half sorrow!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

Arnold Bennett

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Anonymous

Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.

Iris Murdoch

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others with out getting a few drops on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

Happiness is a state of mind and not a state of possession. Be as you are and you will be happy, if you try to be someone else you will be miserable.

Apoorve Dubey

Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.

Jane Porter

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schultz, Linus in "Peanuts"

Happiness is a way of praying.

Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Robertson Davies

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