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Happiness Thought


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Happiness Thought

  1. 1. Happiness<br />One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve .Albert Schweitzer <br />
  2. 2. Happiness<br />True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. <br /> Helen Keller <br />
  3. 3. Happiness<br />Happiness lies in the absorption in some vocation which satisfies the soul. Sir William Osler <br />
  4. 4. Happiness<br />One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.-- Isabelle Eberhardt <br />
  5. 5. Happiness<br />To be happy, drop the words &apos;if only,&apos; and substitute  instead the words &apos;next time.  Dr. Smiley Blanton <br />
  6. 6. Happiness<br />Happiness is the by-product of living a good life. <br />Aristotle <br />
  7. 7. Happiness<br />To have joy one must share it - Happiness was born a twin.  Lord Byron <br />
  8. 8. Happiness<br />Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually. Stephen Covey  <br />
  9. 9. Happiness<br />Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its  counterfeit.-- Hosea Ballou <br />
  10. 10. Happiness<br />To make a man happy, fill his hands with work. -- Frederick E. Crane <br />
  11. 11. Happiness<br />Happiness is a function of accepting what is.--Werner Erhard <br />
  12. 12. Happiness<br />I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.  Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt <br />
  13. 13. Happiness<br />A grateful heart is a happy heart. Louise Walkup <br />
  14. 14. Happiness<br />Very little is needed to make a happy life.  Marcus Aurelius <br />
  15. 15. Happiness<br />The greatest happiness is to transform one&apos;s feelings into actions.Germaine de Stael <br />
  16. 16. Happiness<br />Happiness [is] prosperity combined with virtue. -- Aristotle <br />
  17. 17. Happiness<br />What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. <br />Leo Buscaglia <br />
  18. 18. Happiness<br />Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.  Democritus   <br />
  19. 19. Happiness<br />The secret of happiness is  finding love through giving love, rather than through receiving it.  <br />J. Donald Walters <br />
  20. 20. Happiness<br />The secret of happiness is being grateful for the hurts one receives for they are channels of understanding and wisdom. J. Donald Walters. <br />
  21. 21. Happiness<br />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   <br />
  22. 22. Happiness<br />Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.   --Samuel Johnson   <br />
  23. 23. Happiness<br />It would add much to human happiness, if an art could be taught of forgetting all of which the remembrance is at once useless and afflictive... that the mind might perform its functions without encumbrance, and the past might no longer encroach upon the present. --Samuel Johnson (The Idler) <br />
  24. 24. Happiness<br />The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.  Martha Washington <br />
  25. 25. Happiness<br />Happiness depends upon ourselves.--Aristotle <br />
  26. 26. Happiness<br />Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.--John B. Shereen <br />
  27. 27. Happiness<br />The greater part of our happiness  depends on our disposition  and not our circumstances. <br />Martha Washington<br />
  28. 28. Happiness<br />Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.  <br /> Elbert Hubbard <br />
  29. 29. Happiness<br />Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but   through fidelity to a worthy purpose.   <br />--Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)   <br />
  30. 30. Happiness<br />How many of us go through our days parched and empty, thirsting after happiness, when we&apos;re really standing knee-deep in the river of abundance .      Sarah Ban Breathnach <br />
  31. 31. Happiness<br />The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.<br /> John D. Rockefeller, III  <br />
  32. 32. Happiness<br />Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour .— Walt Whitman <br />
  33. 33. Happiness<br />The greatest happiness that you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.  -- William Saroyan, novelist <br />
  34. 34. Happiness<br />You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness. --Anon. <br />
  35. 35. Happiness<br />A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.<br />-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn<br />
  36. 36. Happiness<br />Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.<br /> Abraham Lincoln <br />
  37. 37. Happiness<br />Happiness is not a state to arrive at,  but a manner of traveling. <br />Samuel Johnson <br />
  38. 38. Happiness<br />The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.<br />Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin  <br />  From Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach <br />
  39. 39. Happiness<br />Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.  <br />Pearl Buck, To  My Daughters, with Love <br />
  40. 40. Happiness<br />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   <br />
  41. 41. Happiness<br />Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.<br /> Wilhelm von Humboldt <br />
  42. 42. Happiness<br />Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.  <br /> --Benjamin Franklin    <br />
  43. 43. Happiness<br />Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. <br />Helen Keller <br />
  44. 44. Happiness<br />My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. <br />Ayn Rand <br />
  45. 45. Happiness<br />Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other  activities.-- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Vedanta for the Western World, 1945 <br />
  46. 46. Happiness<br />Your unhappiness is not due to your want of a fortune or high position or fame or sufficient vitamins. It is due not to a want of something outside of you, but to a want of something inside you. You were made for perfect happiness.No wonder everything short of God disappoints you.<br /> --Fulton Sheen <br />
  47. 47. Happiness<br />Happy is he who has been able to learn the causes of things.  <br />Virgil <br />
  48. 48. Happiness<br />There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. -- George Sand (1804-1876) <br />
  49. 49. Happiness<br />One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve .<br />Albert Schweitzer <br />
  50. 50. Happiness<br />&quot; Ask struggling adolescents why they get high on drugs or alcohol or seek sex without intimacy or commitment and they’re likely to tell you they just want to be happy. Ask young professionals why they’re so driven to make money and they’ll talk about all the things they’d get if they were rich, things that will make them happy. Ask adults why they had affairs or left their families and you’ll hear it again: &quot;I just want to be happy.&quot; So, why aren’t more people happy?  ....Traditionally, there are four main sources of real happiness: loving relationships, enjoyable work, service to others and faith. Josephson Institute: <br />
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