A Bringer of New Things

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Quotes: Happiness

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.”
Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome

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

“We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.”
Samuel Johnson

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”
Helen Keller

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
Mark Twain

“In people’s eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high singing of some aeroplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment of June.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

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