Quotations About
happiness

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

As quoted in How to Get What You Want (1917) by Orison Marden
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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Posted in: Marcel Proust

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

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C.S. Lewis: Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more. Only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.

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Well, I’ve had a happy life.

Last words (1830-09-18), quoted by his grandson, William Carew Hazlitt, in Memoirs of William Hazlitt (1867)
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“But we are all fortunate in one way or another. The task for most of us is to identify in what way that is, would you not agree?”

The Importance of Being Seven (2012)