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Know your own happiness

“Know your own happiness.” -Mrs. Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

Some speak of happiness as if it is nothing more than a cheerful state of non-specificity.

But happiness is as particular in its forms as the individuals who seek it.

To find happiness, one must be daring enough to embrace the peculiarity of his own sentiments.

A man can only be as happy as his willingness to be honest about what makes him happy.

I often wonder if the seemingly elusive nature of happiness is not, in some sense, a reflection of our own elusiveness.

Perhaps happiness persists in avoiding us because we insist on avoiding ourselves.

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