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Fulfillment and Happiness

child teething and playing with sandalsAnd in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
       - Abraham Lincoln

There's nothing as beautiful as the happiness of a child

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.   
       - Madame De Maintenon

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. 
       - Dick Gregory

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
       - Anonymous

Who is blind? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.
Indian Proverb  

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Chinese Proverb

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Hasidic Proverb 

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
       - James Oppenheim

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Spanish Proverb 

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Berthold Auerbach

The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten, American teacher and humorist

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
       - Ray Lyman Wilbur

Making a big difference can be a wonderful source of joy for you - and many others. This kind of happiness multiplies itself many times.
       - Bill Blackman

Pencil drawing of a smiling girl by Man Gurung, an artist from NepalHappiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
       - Burton Hills

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
       - Storm Jameson

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
       - Margaret B. Runbeck

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
      - Anonymous

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
      - Allan K. Chalmers Vast grassy field and blue skyline

A wide range of nature brings joy

May you live all the days of your life.
       - Jonathan Swift

Happiness is a state of activity.
       - Aristotle

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
       - Helen Keller

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
       - Anonymous

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Original edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent edition by Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds intern
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