“It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one’s uses.”

— Sarah Orne Jewett —

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“I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

— Victoria Woodhull —

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“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”

— Billy Graham —

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“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ”

— Frost Robert —

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“I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.”

— Maurice Sendak —

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“Happiness is rarely absent it is we that know not of its presence.”

— Maurice Maeterlinck —

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“Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.”

— Robert Trout —

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“The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”

— Jeremy Bentham —

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“To play someone who is who they are because of the happiness and contentedness that they’ve known in their life is interesting because of sort of how banal it is.”

— Christina Ricci —

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