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Happiness is the natural flower of duty

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”- E.L. Konigsburg

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” – Norman Bradburn

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

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