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Poor Heart Quote
Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens, was published in 1841. – It is a poor heart that never rejoices. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

Cultivate Happiness?
cultivate happiness quote

No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato.

Happiness Quote from Jane Eyre

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” ~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Here’s a new quote photo.  I’ve also posted it on the LitQuotes Facebook page as . . . read more

50 Happiness Quotes from Literature

QuoteAuthor Source
Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay; but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none. Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener
There are a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. Henry Fielding Tom Jones
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad. William Shakespeare As You Like It
That the choice for mankind lay between freedom and happiness, and that, for the great bulk of mankind, happiness was better. George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
"I would always rather be happy than dignified." Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by a happiness that is not your own. Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of the Island
I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Charles Dickens Great Expectations
How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue. Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
Surely happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven. Washington Irving Old Christmas

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