“Increase of love brings increase of happiness, when it is mutual, and pure as that will be.” ~Anne Brontë English novelist and poet Anne Brontë was born on this day in 1820.
“He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.” ~Olympia Brown American minister and suffragist Olympia Brown was born on this day in 1835.
“We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does.” ~Mary Gordon American writer Mary Gordon was born on this day in 1949.
“Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you've got.” ~Rosamunde Pilcher British writer Rosamunde Pilcher was born on this day in 1924.
“You can make yourself happy or miserable—it’s the same amount of effort.” ~Ray Bradbury American author and screenwriter Ray Bradbury was born on this day in 1920.
“Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.”~Alice Meynell British writer, poet, editor, critic, and suffragist Alice Meynell was born on this day in 1847.
“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”~James M. Barrie Scottish novelist and playwright James M. Barrie was born on this day in 1860.
“Doing what you were born to do … That's the way to be happy.”~Agnes Martin American abstract painter Agnes Martin was born on this day in 1912.
“People always think that happiness is a faraway thing … something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up.”~Betty Smith American author Betty Smith was born on this day in 1896. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor
“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”~Sharon Draper American children's writer and professional educator Sharon Draper was born on this day in 1948.