"Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."John Stuart Mill on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."John Stuart Mill on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."John Stuart Mill on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."John Stuart Mill on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."John Stuart Mill on Mahatma Gandhi
"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained."
"The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time."
"There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home."
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience."
"The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes."
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