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There is not less wit nor invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought. Cardinal du Perron has been heard to say that the happy application of a verse of Virgil has deserved a talent.
I have not much pride under such circumstances: I would always rather be happy than dignified.
To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P. T. Barnum
When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser you'll always be a loser.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.... This all sounds very strenuous and serious. But now that I have wrestled with it, it's no longer so. I feel happy—deep down.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
The first duty towards children is to make them happy. If you have not made them so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for life, love what you do.
Mary Higgins Clark
While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother.
Frances Bean Cobain
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me.
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
A. E. Housman
Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.
No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL!
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
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