Lydia M. Child Quotes

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.-Lydia M. Child

 

 

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.-Marcus Aurelius

 

 

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.-Charles Spurgeon

 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.-George Sand

 

 

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.-Omar Khayyam

 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.-Guillaume Apollinaire

 

 

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.-Clare Boothe Luce

 

 

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.-John Barrymore

 

 

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!-Lawrence G. Lovasik

 

 

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.-Julia Roberts

 

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.-Oscar Wilde

 

 

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?-Leslie Caron

 

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.-David Lee Roth

 

 

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.-Agnes Repplier

 

 

Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.-Dennis Prager

 

 

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. – Baruch Spinoza

 

 

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.-Epictetus

 

 

The secret of happiness is something to do.-John Burroughs

 

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.-Denis Waitley

 

 

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.-Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.-Alice Walker

 

 

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.-Robert Baden-Powell

 

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.-Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.-Adrian Grenier

 

 

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

 

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.-Groucho Marx

 

 

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.-Hosea Ballou

 

Happiness is a direction, not a place.-Sydney J. Harris

 

 

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.-Chuck Palahniuk

 

 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.-Dalai Lama

 

 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.-Dalai Lama

 

 

Happiness depends upon ourselves.-Aristotle

 

 

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.-Gustave Flaubert

 

 

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.-Ben Jonson

 

 

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.-George Orwell

 

If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

 

 

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.-Bil Keane

 

 

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.-Mary Baker Eddy

 

Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.-Frank McCourt

 

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.-J. D. Salinger

 

 

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.-Jose Marti

 

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.-Lord Byron

 

 

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 Green Ingersoll

 

 

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.-Bertrand Russell

 

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. – Ashley Montagu

 

 

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.-Zhuangzi

 

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.-Thomas Merton

 

 

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.-Albert Schweitzer

 

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

 

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.-Dale Carnegie

 

 

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.-Ingrid Bergman

 

 

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.-Austin O’Malley

 

 

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.-Joseph Addison

 

 

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – Kin Hubbard

 

 

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.-Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.-Linus Pauling

 

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