A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 20, 2013
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them”

"Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them” is a popular quotation that has been printed on posters. but the quotation is of uncertain origin. “Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it” has been cited in print since at least 1985. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them” has been cited in print since at least 1996.

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them” was credited to French writer Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) in 2011, but it’s not known if he ever wrote it. Steve Maraboli included the quotation in his book, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2009), but Maraboli did not claim to have coined it (although several posters cite his name). American author H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is sometimes credited for the quotation, but it’s not known if he ever said it.


11 April 1985, New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung, “Community Link,” pg. 6B, col. 3:
VITAMIND FOR THE WEEK:  Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.

Google Books
An Apple a Day
Lombard, IL: Great Quotations
1991
Pg. ?:
Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

Google Books
Floral Book
By Robert Frederick
Montague House
1996
Pg. 61:
“Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them.”

Google Books
Family Rules:
Helping Stepfamilies and Single Parents Build Happy Homes

By Jeannette Lofas
New York, NY: Kensington Books
1998
Pg. XXV:
Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

Google Books
1,600 Quotes & Pieces of Wisdom That Just Might Help You Out When You’re Stuck in a Moment (and can’t get out of it!)
By Gary Guthrie
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
2003
Pg. 30:
Happiness is not the absence of problems, but rather the ability to deal with them.—Unknown

Google Books
The Quality of Leadership
By Michael Hansbury
New Delhi: Epitome Books
2009
Pg. 42:
For like H. Jackson (Jack) Brown, Jr., you will realize that “Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them.”

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(Following Advance for Use Wednesday, April 13)
Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Apr 04, 2011 20:40 hrs
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Thought for Today: “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” — Charles Louis de Montesquieu, French philosopher (1689-1755).

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Steve Maraboli Quote Poster 001
September 27, 2013 by Admin
This is quote poster for the quote “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” by Steve Maraboli. The poster is available in HD image resolution.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Permalink