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Be happy and make others happy too!

The race is done.
The race is done.


If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Chinese Proverb

Be so happy, that when others look at you, they are happy too.

I've decided to be happy, because it is good for my health.
Voltaire (1694-1778)

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

If you want to be happy, be.
Lew Tolstoi (1828-1910)

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
Jean de La Bruyere (1645-1696)

More about happiness


Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristoteles (about 350 B.C.)

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Openheim (1882-1932)

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epiktet (55-135)

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha (about 500 B.C.)