Pursuit of Happiness

By K.Prafull Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You can't find happiness, you can make happiness, you can choose happiness. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. -Helen Keller You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation. -Bette Davis Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. -Samuel Johnson Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquillity and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness. -Epicurus Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. -Og Mandino Happiness is contagious...when you reflect happiness, then all others around you catch the happy bug and are happy, too. -Jennifer Leese Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi Happiness is an inner state of well being. A state of well being enables you to profit from your highest: thoughts, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values in your life. -Lionel Ketchian Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. -Aristotle There is a French proverb: To live happy, live hidden. Where can Brigitte Bardot hide? -Brigitte Bardot Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. -Spike Milligan Happiness ain't a thing in itself--it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. -Mark Twain Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. -Swedish proverb Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. -George Santayana I give thanks for the joy and happiness in life and trust that God does indeed want me to be happy. -Marty Varnadoe Dow Happiness comes only from appreciating what you have right now. You can even be happy by appreciating your troubles because they are helping to build your character. -Harriet Meyerson It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. -Agnes Rippler Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. -Dr. Benjamin Spock 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 Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. -Robert G. Ingersoll Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. -Ambrose Bierce Life can be divided into the horrible and miserable. -Woody Allen There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness. -by Gelett Burgess There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. -the Countess of Blessington Happiness is not merely a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. On the contrary, happiness is a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life; it is being in love with living. It is your reward for achieving a good character and personal rational values in life. Some important values are a productive career, romance, friendship and hobbies. -Dr. Ellen Kenner. By all means marry: If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. -Socrates. Happiness is not in having or being—it is in the doing. -Lillian Watson. Happiness is living in a state of freely choosing to create and exchange one's rational values with others. -John Roberts But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. -Albert Camus The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. -Martha Washington. Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. -John Lubbock Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of travelling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living. -Haim Ginott. Happiness for me is to know that my life has meaning and purpose, and that every day my life touches others in a positive way--whether to make them laugh or learn or both at once! -Deanna Mascle To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content. -Confucius The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure. -Francoise de Motteville Happiness is something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else. -Aldous Huxley What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. -Henny Youngman Happiness is when your mind is thinking through your heart. -Judi Singleton Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. -Albert Schweitzer. Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. -Mark Twain 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 Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.

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