Sunday, 12 December 2010

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

… is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, my alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne 

… a by-product of function, purpose and conflict. Those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war. - William S. Burroughs 

… a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

… an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. - J. Donald Walters 

… the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

… when what you think, what you say and what you do are in Harmony. - Ghandi

… not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn

… an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler

… not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama 

… not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. - Daphne Du Maurier

… good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman 

… only a by-product of successful living. - Dr. Fox Riggs

… a mathematical impossibility – it adds and multiplies when it is divided among others. 

… a decision. We decide to be happy with what we are and have, or die from envy and jealousy of what we lack. 

… produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

… the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. 

… not dependent on your circumstance or your bank balance.

… often the result of being too busy to be miserable. 

… an inside job – within oneself.

… a state of the mind. Move to that state.

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