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Saturday, February 4, 2012


Carl Jung:
“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."

Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

While we Americans mostly think of the authors of our Declaration of Independence as very wise people, they did include the phrase,  as a right, "...the pursuit of happiness."  Now, most who ponder these things say that, in fact, you can't try for happiness and that it may appear when you least expect it.  The thing to do is to notice it .


  1. Here are my two favorite quotes, which think surely relate to happiness:

    "The one who has a merry heart has a continual feast." ~ Proverbs 15:15

    "A merry heart does good like medicine" Proverbs 17:22

  2. Robert, This is so true. I have known 2 in my life who fit this description. Thank you for the contribution.
    Anyone else have some offerings? More quotes on happiness?