Happiness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Happiness

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We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
~By Paul Ryan ~


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


Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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 ~


I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


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


Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
~By Wayne Gretzky ~


Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~


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 ~


I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
~By Debbi Fields ~


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


For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
~By Terri Apter ~


It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.
~By Dolley Madison ~


That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
~By James Thomson ~


Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
~By Robert Frost ~


Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
~By George Orwell ~


There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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


The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
~By Ernie Banks ~


I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
~By Paul Thomas Anderson ~


The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who has had a mental illness in the last 10 years. It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty - which also ranks highly.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
~By Mary Wortley ~


There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
~By Liberty Hyde Bailey ~


By mere burial man arrives not at bliss; and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here - the Infinite.
~By Johann Gottlieb Fichte ~


There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
~By Alfred de Musset ~


I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
~By Taylor Swift ~


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 ~


Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
~By Louise Hart ~


Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
~By George Sand ~


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


It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


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 ~


He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong.
~By Graham Greene ~


Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
~By Hermann Hesse ~


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 ~


The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
~By Henry Drummond ~


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 ~


You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
~By Philip Kaufman ~


Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
~By Vittorio Alfieri ~


Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
~By Plato ~


A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.
~By Tom Wilson ~


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


What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?
~By Margaret Oliphant ~


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 ~


So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
~By William Bennett ~


Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.
~By Johann Pestalozzi ~


Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


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 ~


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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 ~


It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.
~By Elsie De Wolfe ~


If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
~By Epictetus ~


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


There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
~By Dorothea Brande ~


Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


Happiness is being on the beam with life - to feel the pull of life.
~By Agnes Martin ~


An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.
~By Orson Pratt ~


If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


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


I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
~By Bo Bennett ~


When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
~By Arthur Ashe ~


Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
~By Chanakya ~


A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
~By George Santayana ~


Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
~By Richard Bach ~


The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected.
~By William Hall ~


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 ~


Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


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


I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half.
~By Jilly Cooper ~


What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


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


The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
~By William Beveridge ~


Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
~By Sydney Smith ~


Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.
~By Ben Nicholson ~


Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.
~By William Samuel Johnson ~


The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.
~By Gilbert Murray ~


I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
~By Willie Nelson ~


There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
~By Jane Porter ~


Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
~By Euripedes ~


A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
~By Jane Austen ~

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October 23 ,2021
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