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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Unknown Source

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 (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.


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

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

Happiness is not a reward: it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment: it is a result.

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) American politician and orator.

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

Ben Jonson (1573-1637) English dramatist, poet and actor.

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.