Quotes: True Happiness

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. –Helen Keller

Psalm 106:3 (NRSV)
Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at
all times.

Joy is a fruit of the Spirit,
not of our gratified emotions.
– Evelyn Underhill

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. – Tony Robbins

Proverbs 14:21 (NRSV)
Those who despise their neighbors are sinners,
but happy are those who are kind to the poor.

Happiness is an unintended consequence
of working toward a goal larger than one’s self.
– Viktor Frankl

Bliss does not come from outside. It comes from inside, from serving the people.
Anna Hazare, Indian Activist

Psalm 41:1-2 (NRSV)
Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will of their enemies.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
– Albert Schweitzer

Trust and Obey by John H. Sammis (verse 1)
When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

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