Sunday, February 05, 2006

Opinions on Happiness

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Allen K. Chalmers

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. – Aristotle

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. – Buddha

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure. – Francoise de Motteville

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – HH the Dalai Lama

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. – Helen Keller

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. – Horace Friess

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

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. – John Milton

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. - Margaret Bonnano

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. – Martha Washington

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mohandas K. Gandhi

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. – Ramona Anderson


At 6:58 PM, Blogger Betty S said...

I had to repost this. It disappeared when I posted the Covenant post. Now it is a little out of order, but that shouldn't matter, I suppose.


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