Favorite Quotations ~  Happiness, 6 Simple Abundance

"Be happy. If you're successful but unhappy, that's emptiness." ~ John McEnroe

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By happiness I mean a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. This is not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion, or a mood, but an optimal state of being happy. ~ Matthieu Ricard

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from teh achievement of one's values. ~ Ayn Rand

Happiness is the space between unhappiness. ~ Don Marquis

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~ Aristotle

The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's a deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that. ~ Elvis Costello, Esquire, 11/03

There is a French proverb: To live happy, live hidden. Where can Brigitte Bardot hide? ~ Brigitte Bardot

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. ~ Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind

To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

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