Happiness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Happiness

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The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.
~By Heinrich Mann ~

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
~By Eustace Budgell ~

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 ~

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
~By Buddha ~

Happiness seems made to be shared.
~By Pierre Corneille ~

Happiness does not consist in self-love.
~By Joseph Butler ~

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
~By William Shakespeare ~

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.
~By Robert Wyatt ~

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 ~

Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
~By Holbrook Jackson ~

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

It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
~By Marguerite Duras ~

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

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
~By Carl Jung ~

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

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
~By Matthew Arnold ~

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
~By Maxwell Maltz ~

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

So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness.
~By Arthur Hiller ~

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~

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 ~

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

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

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

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

I don't know the true meaning of happiness.
~By Jonathan Davis ~

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
~By Thomas Merton ~

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

When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.
~By George Porter ~

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.
~By Joseph Butler ~

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 ~

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
~By Benjamin Spock ~

To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
~By Victor Hugo ~

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
~By Maxwell Maltz ~

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
~By Joseph Addison ~

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~By John Mason Brown ~

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
~By Helen Keller ~

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~

So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who's drunk come up and tell you you're great.
~By Rick Derringer ~

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
~By Adam Smith ~

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.
~By Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~

May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house.
~By Islom Karimov ~

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

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.
~By Michael Korda ~

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
~By William Burroughs ~

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.
~By Isabelle Eberhardt ~

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
~By Jacques Yves Cousteau ~

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
~By Sivananda ~

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

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
~By George Burns ~

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
~By Henry Ellis ~

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
~By Martha Washington ~

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.
~By Steve Kerr ~

If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.
~By Evita Peron ~

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
~By Oscar Wilde ~

You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
~By Franz Schubert ~

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

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.
~By Carlo Collodi ~

The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.
~By Charles Van Doren ~

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
~By Edward de Bono ~

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue.
~By David Hyde Pierce ~

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.
~By Judith Wright ~

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
~By Marcel Proust ~

The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world.
~By Joseph Butler ~

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
~By Horatio Nelson ~

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

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

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
~By C. S. Lewis ~

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 ~

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
~By Agnes Repplier ~

When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school.
~By Lynn Johnston ~

Where fear is, happiness is not.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~

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 longing for repetition.
~By Milan Kundera ~

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
~By John Lubbock ~

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

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.
~By Rex Reed ~

Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.
~By John Stossel ~

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

The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.
~By William H. Seward ~

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

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 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 ~

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
~By George Eliot ~

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
~By Kevyn Aucoin ~

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 ~

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Frank Norris ~

Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine.
~By Donatella Versace ~

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 ~

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~

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

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 ~

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~

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

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