Quote :: Happiness

"It's sad, but some people think that becoming a Christian means you never get to smile anymore." - Source unknown

"An individual who has no geniality about him had better be an undertaker, and bury the dead, for he will never succeed in influencing the living. I commend cheerfulness to all who would win souls; not levity and frothiness, but a genial, happy spirit. There are more flies caught with honey than with vinegar, and there will be more souls led to heaven by a man who wears heaven in his face than by one who bears death in his looks." - Charles Spurgeon, in addressing young men who wanted to be pastors

"Americans find difficulty very hard to take. They are inevitably looking for a happy ending. Perversely, I will not give the happy ending (in my stories). I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all-interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite." - Jamaica Kincaid (quoted in Utne Reader, Jan/Feb 1998, pg 41

"If you happiness depends on what somebody else says or does, I guess you do have a problem." - Richard Bach


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