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The Little Retreat Quotes: Happiness

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington

People are just about as happy as they have a mind to be.
Abraham Lincoln

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Ambrose Bierce

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery.
Sylvan Hart

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