Favorite Quotations ~  Happiness, 7 Authentic Happiness

"I had a pleasant time with my mind, for it was happy." ~ Louisa May Alcott

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Happiness is activity. ~ Aristotle

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. ~ Fulton Sheen

I'm not a big proponent of happiness. I think it's highly overrated. I think misery is underrated. There's so much value in that. You can't have one without the other. ~ Brad Pitt, Vanity Fair, May 2004

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

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others. ~ William Lyon Phelps

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a breeze, a moment's glance—it is little that makes the best happiness. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. ~ Samuel Johnson

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer

A happy life is made of little things. ~ Carol Holmes

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