Thursday, November 10, 2005

On Happiness

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absense but in the mastery of his passions. --- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination. --- Roy M. Goodman

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. --- Oscar Levant

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. --- Aldous Huxley

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. --- Pearl Buck

The secret of happiness is not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do. --- James M. Barrie

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. --- George Sheeham

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyong our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. --- Nathaniel Hawthorne


At 8:45 AM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh, that's beautiful! It's so nice to be happy! Sometimes, during my happiest of moments, I think if life is this much fun, can you imagine Heaven? I can't wait!


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