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Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her

O the happiness of that one, who hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat; But in the law of Jehovah is his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night: And he hath been as a tree, Planted by rivulets of water, That giveth its fruit in its season, And its leaf doth not wither, And all that he doth he causeth to prosper. Not so the wicked: But as chaff that wind driveth away! Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous, For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!

  • Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. Aeschylus
  • To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
  • Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
  • All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. Lord Byron
  • The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. The Dalai Lama
  • Man needs for happiness hope and enterprise and change. Bertrand Russell

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