'Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.' (Nathaniel Hawthorne) Everybody wants happiness. Few of us, however, kw the right way to go about finding it. For centuries, writers and thinkers have tried to pin down just what happiness is, and how to bring this most elusive of states into our lives. From the ancient Greek philosophers through to modern writers, this anthology contains quotes, passages and poems that will cheer you up when you feel down, and help you to appreciate happiness all the more when it comes your way.