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He that upon a true principle lives, without any disquiet of thought, may be said to be happy.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
      - Oscar Levant

The most happy women within their homes are those who have married sensible men. The latter suffer themselves to be governed with so much the more pleasure, as they are always masters of themselves.
      - Prince de Ligne, Karl Joseph

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

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
      - Abraham Lincoln

We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.
      - Abraham Lincoln

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
      - John Locke (1)

Happiness and misery are the names of two extremes, the utmost bounds whereof we know not.
      - John Locke (1)

A sound Mind is a sound Body, is a short but full description of a happy State in this World.
      - John Locke (1),
        Thoughts Concerning Education

To be strong
  Is to be happy!
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Christus--The Golden Legend
         (pt. II, l. 731)

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh
         (ch. XIII)

Happiness, to some elation;
  Is to others, mere stagnation.
      - Amy Lowell, Happiness

Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it,
  We are happy now because God wills it.
      - James Russell Lowell,
        The Vision of Sir Launfal
         (prelude to pt. I, l. 61)

To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.
      - Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury

Happiness and virtue react upon each other--the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
      - Lord Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton ("Owen Meredith")

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
      - Maurice Maeterlinck

Heaven would not be Heaven were thy soul not with mine, nor would Hell be Hell were our souls together.
  [Lat., Sive ad felices vadam post funera campos,
    Seu ferar ardentem rapidi Phlegethontis ad undam,
      Nec sine te felix ero, nec tecum miser unquam.]
      - Johannes Baptista Spanolo Mantuanus,
        Eclogue (III, 108)

Happiness is no other than soundness and perfection of mind.
      - Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)

The days that make us happy make us wise.
      - John Masefield

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
      - Henri Matisse

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
      - John Stuart Mill

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
      - John Stuart Mill

And feel that I am happier than I know.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. VIII, l. 282)

In my opinion it is the happy living, and not, as Antisthenes said, the happy lying, in which human happiness consists.
      - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

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