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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

To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

-- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.
-- Abd Er-Rahman III of Spain

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
-- Bertrand Russell

The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.
-- Variously attributed


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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