Happiness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Happiness

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She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before her upon the arm of his chair, for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him, and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
~By Georgette Heyer ~


There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
~By George Sand ~


The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.
~By Paula Cole ~


Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
~By Adam Smith ~


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me.
~By Pia Toscano ~


What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
~By Logan P. Smith ~


You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.
~By Brad Garrett ~


As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism.
~By Cofer Black ~


Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
~By Douglas William Jerrold ~


Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me.
~By Annni-Frid Lyngstad ~


Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
~By Henri Matisse ~


Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
~By Malcolm Forbes ~


Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
~By Martin Yan ~


The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
~By Ernest Dimnet ~


I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
~By Tobey Maguire ~


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


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


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 ~


I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?
~By Bo Bennett ~


Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
~By Samuel Chase ~


Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.
~By Russell M. Nelson ~


I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.
~By Linda Evans ~


Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
~By Fyodor Dostoevsky ~


The secret of happiness is something to do.
~By John Burroughs ~


Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
~By Nick Cave ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.
~By Conor Oberst ~


If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
~By Langston Hughes ~


To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.
~By James Hillman ~


Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
~By John Ruskin ~


Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
~By Bob Hope ~


Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.
~By Neil Simon ~


I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
~By John Burroughs ~


Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
~By Georges Simenon ~


To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.
~By Thomas Traherne ~


My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
~By Diana Ross ~


Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
~By Zhuangzi ~


Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
~By Ingrid Bergman ~


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


There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Leonard Boswell ~


The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
~By Milan Kundera ~


Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
~By Lawrence G. Lovasik ~


It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
~By Plutarch ~


Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
~By Saint Augustine ~


The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~By William Cowper ~


Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
~By Norman Lear ~


The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
~By Joseph Roux ~


The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.
~By Pete Rose ~


Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
~By Zoe Saldana ~


You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
~By Horace ~


Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
~By George A. Sheehan ~


I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.
~By Michael Landon ~


That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
~By Francis Hutcheson ~


The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
~By Bo Bennett ~


A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
~By Elsa Schiaparelli ~


Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.
~By Harry F. Banks ~


Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.
~By Mary MacLane ~


Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
~By Guillaume Apollinaire ~


Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
~By William James ~


Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
~By Fanny Burney ~


We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
~By Joseph Roux ~


While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid.
~By Thomas Hood ~


Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny.
~By Donna Rice ~


The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
~By Carrie P. Snow ~


You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
~By Tracy Kidder ~


There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
~By Ogden Nash ~


Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.
~By James Payn ~

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May 25 ,2022
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