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Quotes And Sayings About Happiness

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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
~By August Strindberg ~


There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
~By John Buchan ~


The happiness of society is the end of government.
~By John Adams ~


Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
~By Laura Schlessinger ~


Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
~By William Cobbett ~


Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
~By James Van Der Zee ~


Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.
~By Harry Lauder ~


You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.
~By Percy Ross ~


You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
~By Julia Roberts ~


Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
~By Don Marquis ~


The right to happiness is fundamental.
~By Anna Pavlova ~


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
~By John Barrymore ~


Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
~By Mary Baker Eddy ~


The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
~By Bernard Meltzer ~


The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
~By George Eliot ~


The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.
~By Eleanora Duse ~


Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.
~By Channing Pollock ~


Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.
~By Charles Van Doren ~


Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
~By Alfred Doblin ~


I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.
~By Daniel Johns ~


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
~By William Morris ~


Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
~By Julie Christie ~


I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
~By Joni Mitchell ~


A good education is another name for happiness.
~By Ann Plato ~


I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
~By Ayn Rand ~


A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
~By Josh Billings ~


We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
~By Aeschylus ~


If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Beauty is the promise of happiness.
~By Edmund Burke ~


It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
~By Albert Camus ~


God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
~By Josh Billings ~


How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
~By Paul Sweeney ~


This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth.
~By Clayton Christensen ~


We are selling dreams. We are merchants of happiness.
~By Bernard Loiseau ~


Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
~By Andre Gide ~


Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
~By Freddie Mercury ~


There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


The will of man is his happiness.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Happiness is an inside job.
~By William Arthur Ward ~


The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


To describe happiness is to diminish it.
~By Stendhal ~


Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
~By Norman Douglas ~


It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
~By Robert Herrick ~


Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
~By Joyce Grenfell ~


The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
~By Stendhal ~


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
~By Aristotle ~


Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
~By Victor Hugo ~


The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
~By Gertrude Jekyll ~


Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
~By Don Marquis ~


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.
~By Olympia Brown ~


I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


The day of individual happiness has passed.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.
~By Andrea Corr ~


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~By Dalai Lama ~


I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.
~By Suge Knight ~


I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
~By Sam Levenson ~


Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.
~By Joyce Grenfell ~


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
~By Albert Camus ~


Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
~By James Madison ~


Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone.
~By Guru Nanak ~


Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
~By Andy Rooney ~


It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Happiness is a direction, not a place.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
~By James Thurber ~


To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
~By Charles Inglis ~


Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
~By Euripides ~


Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
~By Herman Hesse ~


The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
~By Martha Washington ~


Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
~By Alexandre Dumas ~


True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
~By Ben Jonson ~


From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness.
~By Benjamin Hoff ~

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