The Quality Of Life

Recipes for happiness

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7276.1612 (Published 23 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1612

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” George Burns

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you're happy or not.” George Bernard Shaw

“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.” Mark Twain

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Victor Hugo

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