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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) American nuclear physicist.

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

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


Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

English proverb

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.