"Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."

Thomas Fuller







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Quotations About Happiness

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.
- Erasmus

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 to take things as they come with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Gustov Jung

We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Real happiness is not dependent on external things.
- Willian Lyon Phelps

Happiness consists not in having much, but in wanting no more than you have.
- Lydia Maria Child

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.
- John Balguy

Great efforts from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
- William Ellery Channing

Condition, circumstance, is not the thing;
Bliss is the same in subject or in king.
- Alexander Pope

To be secure, be humble. To be happy, be content.
- James Hurdis

It is not great, but little good-haps that make up happiness.
- J. Paul F. Richter

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  Oh, be he king or peasant, he is happiest
Who in his home finds peace.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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