"It is madness to envy another man's happiness;
we wouldn't know what to do with it.
Happiness doesn't come ready-made;
it has to be made to measure."
-- Andre Gide/ JOURNAL --
"To be without some of the things you want
is an indispensible part of happiness."
-- Bertrand Russell/ THE CONQUEST OF HAPPINESS --
The gentle, buoying feeling that people call happiness
is most often to be felt when we are developing
and educating our own faculties."
-- Gilbert Highet --
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often, we look so long at the closed door,
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
-- Helen Keller --
"It took me a lifetime to learn
that happiness is in quiet things,
not the peaks of ecstasy."
-- Anais Nin/ THE DIARY OF ANAIS NIN
"We rise by waves which grow again
Their own melodious height
Into the rainbow's shy embrace;
We shiver uncomplainingly
And taste upon our lips this minute
The emerald kiss
And breath on breath of indigo."
-- Dylan Thomas --