100’s of Beautyfull Happiness Quotes to Make Our Day More Joyfull and Happier

Happiness is a sense of weel-being, Joy or contentment.when peoples are sucessfull or safe or luck they fell happiness. The term happiness is used in the context of mentalor emotional states, including positive or pleasent emotions ranging from contentment to the intense joy. it is often described as involving positive emotions and life satisfaction. When most people talk about happiness, they might be talking about how they feel in the present moment, or they might be referring to a more general sense of how they feel about life overall.

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Happiness Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. – George Sand
  • I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year. – Camille Claudel
  • Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. – J. Donald Walters
  • 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. – Marcus Aurelius
  • 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. – Martin Yan
  • Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort. – Helen Gurley Brown
  • Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will. – Thomas Aquinas
  • You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness. – Percy Ross
  • Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore
  • Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa
  • That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others. – James Thomson
  • Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves. – Lynda Barry
  • Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life. – Martha Beck
  • To forget oneself is to be happy. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. – William Cowper
  • I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers. – Alfred Day Hershey
  • Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic. – Theodor Adorno
  • It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him. – Max Planck
  • All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. – Lord Byron
  • 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. – Plato
  • 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. – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. – Ashley Montagu
  • Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. – William Butler Yeats
  • The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. – Jeremy Bentham
  • Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on. – Carrie Underwood
  • No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind. – Charles Sumner
  • Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. – George Orwell
  • 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. – Aristotle
  • Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. – Leo Rosten
  • My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. – D. H. Lawrence
  • 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. – Samuel Johnson
  • How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success. – William Ellery Channing
  • Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates. – Jean de la Bruyere
  • 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. – Albert Camus
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde
  • To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell
  • We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it. – Epicurus
  • Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. – George Bernard Shaw
  • People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy. – Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted. – Jonathan Edwards
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  • 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. – Jimmy Carter
  • I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. – John Stuart Mill
  • 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. – Orson Pratt
  • Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris
  • Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. – Victor Hugo
  • My size is a huge part of me. You just have to appreciate those kinds of things. So I wasn’t born with long legs – who cares. You just have to embrace it. Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness. – Sabrina Carpenter
  • A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. – Joseph Addison
  • This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. ‘Made-in-China’ goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can’t manufacture the happiness of our people. – Ai Weiwei
  • Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. – Leonard Boswell
  • Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us… While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness? – C. S. Lewis
  • You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly. – Andrew Solomon
  • Being of service to others is what brings true happiness. – Marie Osmond
  • Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. – Alexandre Dumas
  • No one expects the doormat to stand upright, shake itself off, and amble down the street to seek its own happiness. – Lynn Coady
  • I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness. – Lord Byron
  • Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. – Pearl S. Buck
  • Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport. – Andrea Hirata
  • True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Happiness comes from… some curious adjustment to life. – Hugh Walpole
  • I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. – Peter McWilliams
  • Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. – John Stuart Mill
  • Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. – Bertrand Russell
  • It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. – Thomas Paine
  • How can you tell somebody whose is pursuing happiness that they’re somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made? – Dan Savage
  • Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. – Helen Keller
  • Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. – Johnny Carson
  • Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • There’s a higher form of happiness in commitment. I’m counting on it. – Claire Forlani
  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon
  • What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told. – Andre Gide
  • Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. – Monica Edwards
  • Some of the natural world is appealing, some of it is terrifying, and some of it grosses us out. Modern people don’t want to be dropped naked into a swamp. We want to tour Yosemite with our water bottles and G.P.S. devices. The natural world is a source of happiness and fulfillment, but only when prescribed in the right doses. – Paul Bloom
  • My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites. – Diana Ross
  • Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. – Sydney Smith
  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie
  • Once I found professional happiness, it gave me time to think about other areas in my life in which I wasn’t happy. The next obvious candidate for introspection was my marriage. – Megyn Kelly
  • 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. – Robert Herrick
  • With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue. – Nassau William Senior
  • Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. – David Sarnoff
  • One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness. – Ramana Maharshi
  • A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. – Bil Keane
  • 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. – Malcolm Muggeridge
  • Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided. – Alphonse Karr
  • Happiness seems made to be shared. – Pierre Corneille
  • Happiness is an inside job. – William Arthur Ward
  • Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I’m kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that’s its own form of religion, and it’s not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that. – Win Butler
  • 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. – Maxwell Maltz
  • What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money. – Henny Youngman
  • Joys divided are increased. – Josiah Gilbert Holland
  • If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that. – Gisele Bundchen
  • What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. – Leo Buscaglia
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost
  • Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. – Sharon Draper
  • Once you are satisfied with your goal, it is the real happiness. – Saina Nehwal
  • An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. – Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being. – Marina Abramovic
  • The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. – Carl Sandburg
  • Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 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. – Donna Rice
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  • 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. – Horatio Nelson
  • 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. – Quentin Crisp
  • A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? – Albert Einstein
  • Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer
  • 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? – Joni Mitchell
  • The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. – Sophocles
  • Being a mum makes you more aware of how short life is and how important it is to enjoy every minute because you have less time for yourself. A day doesn’t have 24 hours any more – it only lasts 10, or eight. So you learn to get rid of all the parasites. I’m not talking about people, but things that could be toxic for happiness. – Ludivine Sagnier
  • To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something. – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family. – George Porter
  • Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell
  • To me, flowers are happiness. – Stefano Gabbana
  • 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. – James Hillman
  • The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. – William Morris
  • Dance is something I really enjoy; it gives me a different kind of happiness, something more spiritual. Plus it’s good exercise; I’m happy doing it, and it all shows! – Madhuri Dixit
  • Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • I’ve done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I’ve found no evidence that it brings happiness. – Mary McCormack
  • I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite. – Bertrand Russell
  • Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they’re mine. – Patrick Ness
  • I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer
  • Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand
  • My aim in life isn’t so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit. – Charles Saatchi
  • When ambition ends, happiness begins. – Thomas Merton
  • Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that! – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. – Dennis Prager
  • There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. – Dante Alighieri
  • All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God. – Said Nursi
  • Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. – Saul Bellow
  • Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy. – Fanny Burney
  • True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. – John W. Gardner
  • But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes. – William Shakespeare
  • Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it. – William Feather
  • But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? – Albert Camus
  • Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. – Herbert Spencer
  • 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. – Martha Washington
  • Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway
  • You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. – John Mayer
  • There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow. – Alfred de Musset
  • I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That’s a rather shocking responsibility. That we’re responsible for our own happiness. It’s not those around us. – Natascha McElhone
  • Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. – John Howe
  • 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. – Samuel Chase
  • Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates. – Sarah McLachlan
  • Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. – Alice Walker
  • I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown
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  • Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy. – Immanuel Kant
  • True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller
  • It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving. – Alain Delon
  • Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  • Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with. – Ranbir Kapoor
  • I’m constantly tortured, and that’s why I say happiness is irrelevant. Happiness is for children and yuppies. – John Zorn
  • Worldly wealth is the Devil’s bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. – Robert Burton
  • Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. – Don Marquis
  • The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations. – Omar Bongo
  • I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness. – Brandon Boyd
  • Government should enforce rule of law. It should enforce contracts, it should protect people bodily from being attacked by criminals. And when the government does those things, it is facilitating liberty. When it goes beyond those things, it becomes destructive to both human happiness and human liberty. – Grover Norquist
  • 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. – Epictetus
  • 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. – Charlie Chaplin
  • Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. – Napoleon Hill
  • My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox
  • So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. – Booth Tarkington
  • Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. – Heraclitus
  • Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William E. Gladstone
  • There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness. – Aldous Huxley
  • What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP. – Polly Toynbee
  • Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow. – Frank McCourt
  • I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness. – Ian K. Smith
  • Happiness is the longing for repetition. – Milan Kundera
  • I’m a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome. – Helen McCrory
  • It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury. – Thomas Moore
  • But happiness is no respecter of persons. – Stephen Fry
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you’ll be successful. – Tyga
  • There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. – Francois Fenelon
  • Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • One thing I’ve been happy as peach pie about – because I’m all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home – is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home. – Laura Schlessinger
  • The happiness of society is the end of government. – John Adams
  • You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel. – Gordon B. Hinckley
  • In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. – W. H. Auden
  • Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. – Michael Novak
  • Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. – John Dryden
  • Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. – Logan Pearsall Smith
  • There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. – Francis Bacon
  • The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
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  • I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them. – Frederic Chopin
  • All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. – Baruch Spinoza
  • That should be the measure of success for everyone. It’s not money, it’s not fame, it’s not celebrity; my index of success is happiness. – Lupe Fiasco
  • I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense. – Coretta Scott King
  • 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. – Linda Evans
  • If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it. – Evita Peron
  • I’m not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn’t bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation. – William Clay Ford, Jr.
  • Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Happiness is only real when shared. – Christopher McCandless
  • Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. – Wayne Gretzky
  • Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it. – Rachel Field
  • Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness. – Lesley Ann Warren
  • 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. – Maurice Maeterlinck
  • It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power. – William Wilberforce
  • The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. – Martha Washington
  • Happiness does not consist in self-love. – Joseph Butler
  • A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. – Frederick Douglass
  • The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism. – Bryant H. McGill
  • The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. – Frank Norris
  • All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness. – William Law
  • When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. – Sophocles
  • Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. – Benjamin Franklin
  • One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one’s capacity for happiness, but also one’s efficiency. – Orison Swett Marden
  • My University of Management will create managers who will float in happiness, success and fulfillment. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering. – Norodom Sihamoni
  • As a teenager, rather than setting myself on a course to pursue fame (quite common growing up in L.A., the entertainment capital of the world), happiness, fulfillment, and spiritual enlightenment (also quite common), I skipped right on to trying to be successful. ‘Let’s just get on with it,’ I felt. ‘Onward’ became my motto. – Karen Finerman
  • The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. – V. S. Pritchett
  • The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. – Doug Larson
  • Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. – Marcel Proust
  • Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  • Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. – Alexander Pope
  • The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding. – Winifred Holtby
  • I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.’ – Sandra Bullock
  • Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. – William Cowper
  • Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. – Ovid
  • In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love. – Marla Gibbs
  • It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy. – Philip Sidney
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. – Carrie Snow
  • Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps. – Ellen Pompeo
  • Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. – Adam Smith
  • More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness. – Dalai Lama
  • We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. – Walter Savage Landor
  • No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. – Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. – Daphne du Maurier
  • Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit. – John Grierson
  • Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. – Plato
  • Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam
  • Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people. – Scott Weiss
  • We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make. – Jillian Michaels
  • I’ve always been able to transform happiness and pain and sorrow and tears into positive energy. – Thalia
  • 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. – Jane Porter
  • The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man. – William Beveridge
  • Happiness doesn’t depend on how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have. – Tom Wilson
  • Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all. – Russell M. Nelson
  • The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. – Karl Marx
  • Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. – Dale Carnegie
  • 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. – Dag Hammarskjold
  • Everything was a song. Every conversation, every personal hurt, every observance of people in stress, happiness and love… if you could feel it, I could feel it. And I could write a song about it. – Curtis Mayfield
  • God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers. – Josephine Baker
  • Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object. – Hermann Hesse
  • A good education is another name for happiness. – Ann Plato
  • 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. – Olympia Brown
  • Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation. – Amy Lowell
  • 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. – Herman Hesse
  • In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness. – Gretchen Rubin
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  • All forms of human happiness contain within themselves the seeds of their own decomposition. – Theodore Dalrymple
  • What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. – Bernard Cornwell
  • I don’t belong to anyone else but myself. I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me. – Keke Palmer
  • There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure – happiness is for all who strive to be happy – and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible – you – me – the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind – not a state of body. – Douglas Fairbanks
  • Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. – Deepak Chopra
  • Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. – Leo Tolstoy
  • There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy. – Joyce Grenfell
  • The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die. – Pierre de Coubertin
  • Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. – Harold Kushner
  • Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. – Sophocles
  • The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. – Clayton M. Christensen
  • I’m living the exact life I planned on living when I was five. My life has taken some turns and changes that I didn’t anticipate, and it has brought me different things. I thought material things would bring me happiness, which they didn’t. But through this, I have learned what things are important and what aren’t. – Tom Ford
  • He who avoids complaint invites happiness. – Abu Bakr
  • Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. – Beyonce Knowles
  • Few and far between are the books you’ll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read. – Michael A. Stackpole
  • For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness. – Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning. – John Dewey
  • The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. – Bertrand Russell
  • There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man – that is, the more divine – the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish. – Miguel de Unamuno
  • Our vision and commitment is towards the country’s progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people. – Narendra Modi
  • We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Happiness is no respecter of persons. – Stephen Fry
  • The concept of happiness has to be reorganised. – Daniel Kahneman
  • Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others. – Henry Drummond
  • To enter upon the marriage union is one of the most deeply important events of life. It cannot be too prayerfully treated. Our happiness, our usefulness, our living for God or for ourselves afterwards, are often most intimately connected with our choice. Therefore, in the most prayerful manner, this choice should be made. – George Muller
  • Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man. – Robert Baden-Powell
  • Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. – Baruch Spinoza
  • Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you. – Prem Rawat
  • And perfect happiness? Man, that’s a… the pool is about 92 degrees, the Jacuzzi is about 102 and an avocado farm. – Jamie Foxx
  • You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all. – Horace
  • Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. – Iris Murdoch
  • Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. – Samuel Johnson
  • America is a mosaic not of groups but of individuals, each of whom carries a host of cultural influences, some chosen, some inherited, some absorbed by osmosis. That mosaic is held together by the pursuit of happiness, the most powerful mortar ever conceived. Left alone, it will long endure. – Virginia Postrel
  • 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. – Josh Billings
  • The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping . – Dale Carnegie
  • Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don’t necessarily know how to obtain happiness. – Gregg Easterbrook
  • Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  • The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world. – Leni Riefenstahl
  • Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. – George Sand
  • Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market – I have so many vintage pieces from there it’s unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules. – Kaya Scodelario
  • Happiness, for me, is a function of the number of people I love, and I think joy and happiness is directly related to how many people are in our lives and how deeply we are bonded with those people. – Mitt Romney
  • For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself. – Herman Hesse
  • Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 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. – Tracy Kidder
  • Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. – Robert Staughton Lynd
  • It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. – Adrian Grenier
  • Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli
  • 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. – Guru Nanak
  • That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. – Willa Cather
  • Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. – Jacques Prevert
  • Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. – William Feather
  • I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J. D. Salinger
  • I keep mementos from everything I’ve done. I’ve got my cab driver’s license from ‘Happiness.’ I’ve got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I’ve got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol… It’s all in a box in the garage. – Jared Harris
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  • May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house. – Islom Karimov
  • Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little. – Marguerite Gardiner
  • The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. – John Mason Brown
  • 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. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’ – Viktor E. Frankl
  • Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. – Henry Ford
  • No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls. – Horatio Alger
  • It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. – Tom Stoppard
  • Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us. – Blaise Pascal
  • Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability. – Kehlani
  • There is even a happiness – that makes the heart afraid. – Thomas Hood
  • The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. – Euripides
  • Money cannot buy happiness. – Frida Lyngstad
  • True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness. The only thing that can give us true refuge is the awareness and love that is intrinsic to who we are. Ultimately, it’s our own true nature. – Tara Brach
  • Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. – John Harrigan
  • Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money. – Neil Simon
  • Natural life, lived naturally as it is lived in the countryside, has none of that progress which is the base of happiness. Men and women in rural communities can be compared to a spring that rises out of a rock and spreads in irregular ever-widening circles. But the general principle is static. – Patrick Kavanagh
  • Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet. – Glen Hansard
  • Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game. – Pete Rose
  • Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it. – Holbrook Jackson
  • Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. – Maxim Gorky
  • Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. – Jose Marti
  • There’s always a sense of tragedy with icons. It happened to both the Princess of Wales and Diana Dors. A lot of people had grown up with them, and everybody loved them. Then, when they had at last found happiness, they were taken in the most dreadful way. – Keeley Hawes
  • As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. – Amber Riley
  • 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. – Norman Douglas
  • 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. – Pablo Picasso
  • 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. – Gilbert Murray
  • If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. – Richard Bach
  • I think happiness is love. – Vladimir Putin
  • I’ve had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success. – Michael Landon
  • Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization. – Marquis de Sade
  • Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers’ happiness – or what management types refer to as ’employee satisfaction results’ – might improve. – Tom Hodgkinson
  • Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. – C. S. Lewis
  • A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. – Josh Billings
  • Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain. – John Stuart Mill
  • False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared. – Charles de Montesquieu
  • Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. – Ogden Nash
  • Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
  • A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. – Stendhal
  • I’ve realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it’s my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always. – Kylie Jenner
  • I have come a long way and learnt a lot. I read this quote about a year ago: ‘Happiness must not be pursued; it must ensue.’ It’s made me realise that just being married again or something like that won’t make me happy; the happiness ensues from how we live our lives. – Lucy Davis
  • Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning – these little pieces of innocence – to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it. – Michael Douglas
  • Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk. – Maurice Sendak
  • A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. – Tom Wilson
  • Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life. – Daniel Kahneman
  • Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling, sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don’t. – Yaya DaCosta
  • The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy. – Deepak Chopra
  • The Lord protects, guides, and watches over those who are His trusted friends in His work. His work and that of His Father and our Father is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of the children of God. And Satan, the enemy of our happiness, opposes those who serve the Lord. – Henry B. Eyring
  • Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness. – Merrill Markoe
  • Corporations take the humanity out of trade – they take the happiness out and replace it with something that is ugly. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. – Milan Kundera
  • Life took over 4 billion years to evolve into you, and you’ve about 70 more years to enjoy it. Don’t just pursue happiness, catch it. – Eric Idle
  • If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. – Maurice Chevalier
  • No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  • It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy. – Polly Toynbee
  • It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. – Hugo Black
  • A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend’s griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother’s happiness. – Charles Spurgeon
  • Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. – Sigmund Freud
  • I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance – it’s a silly thing to strife for. But satisfaction – if you seek satisfaction, you can succeed. Satisfaction is knowing that you’re doing the best that you can do; you’re living your life to the fullest. – Lydia Lunch
  • I think the happiness we find, we make. – Helen Fisher
  • When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life. – Andrea Bocelli
  • Happiness? No, it’s not there for me. – Robert Mapplethorpe
  • A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • I don’t like Paris so much, and it’s only eight shows. I mean, don’t tell them that, of course. But everyone always thinks they’re so important. And I’m sure they are. But to me, my happiness is more important. – Gisele Bundchen
  • Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. – George A. Sheehan
  • I try to stress to my children that buying something never leads to true happiness. – Harlan Coben
  • One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. – Maria Montessori
  • What better is there to sigh for than happiness, yesterday’s or tomorrow’s. – Ben Hecht
  • So long as you don’t feel life’s paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn’t matter, happiness or unhappiness. – D. H. Lawrence
  • Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then, it’s too late. – Frank Sinatra
  • 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. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • It’s nonsense to say money doesn’t buy happiness, but people exaggerate the extent to which more money can buy more happiness. – Daniel Kahneman
  • No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. – Helen Keller
  • Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • True religion… is giving and finding one’s happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others. – William J. H. Boetcker
  • In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it. – Franz Kafka
  • There are days when I walk through the center of Stockholm when I get this sudden feeling of happiness – a sense of belonging and at the same time gratitude that I’m so privileged that I can live my life in my city. – Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ. – Ann Voskamp
  • Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. – Ambrose Bierce
  • Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt. – Joseph Addison
  • Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. – Saint Augustine
  • I’m a suck-it-up-and-move-on kind of person. Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on. – Carrie Underwood
  • The most simple things can bring the most happiness. – Izabella Scorupco
  • The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness. – Harry Harrison
  • When you know what pain is, and when you have to make a choice, you learn that it is a decision. People think it’s a fairytale thing, love and happiness, but you have to work hard. And then – you feel it deeply. – Mary J. Blige
  • Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men. – Victor Hugo
  • People will say candy is recession-proof, and we’re definitely seeing nostalgic candies coming about, and people want that sugar rush and that nostalgic happiness, like their childhood times. – Dylan Lauren
  • Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness. – Hosea Ballou
  • People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity. – Duncan Sheik
  • 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. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things. – Bennett Miller
  • Happiness is being on the beam with life – to feel the pull of life. – Agnes Martin
  • Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. – Valerie Bertinelli
  • To describe happiness is to diminish it. – Stendhal
  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment – something you don’t create, you encounter. – Yoko Ono
  • The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness. – F. H. Bradley
  • I used to wonder if it was God’s plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world. – Lana Del Rey
  • I always find the worst lies are told in relationships – I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone’s feelings from being hurt. – Kirsten Prout
  • The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Money can’t buy you happiness, but it helps you look for it in a lot more places. – Milton Berle
  • I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness – and some happiness, if you’re lucky. – Kim Cattrall
  • Joe E. Lewis said, ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.’ And that is how I feel about a film being well-received. – Alexander Payne
  • The mindset of chasing that next #1 record doesn’t exist for me anymore. It’s more about being a well-rounded entertainer than being a pop artist. Obviously, it would be wonderful to have a hit record but I don’t base my happiness on that anymore. It’s about the accomplishment of a project that satisfies me. I just want to enjoy the ride. – Donny Osmond
  • To buy happiness is to sell soul. – Douglas Horton
  • It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one’s earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison. – Ashley Montagu
  • The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. – Gary Larson
  • Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. – Immanuel Kant
  • 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. – Arthur Rimbaud
  • I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness. – Nicki Minaj
  • Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. – Dale Carnegie
  • The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind. – Bobby Davro
  • The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing – to be happy. We wouldn’t be in a monetary system if we didn’t have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that’s my main responsibility. – Jason Mraz
  • 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. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices. – James E. Faust
  • Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. – William Blake
  • Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss. – George Mason
  • I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half. – Jilly Cooper
  • There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. – Mark Twain
  • Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool. – Andre Maurois
  • Happiness isn’t happiness unless there’s a violin-playing goat. – Julia Roberts
  • Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one’s self to do without it. – George Eliot
  • See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. – James Freeman Clarke
  • There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern. – Samuel Johnson
  • In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. – Jeremy Collier
  • The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen
  • Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness. – Baltasar Gracian
  • I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves. – David Letterman
  • Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition. – Arthur Rubinstein
  • The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. – Marie Kondo
  • To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it. – Victor Hugo
  • I’m an inherently happy person. It comes from the inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstance. – Patrick Duffy
  • Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream. – Rosalia de Castro
  • 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. – Polly Toynbee
  • Although the skills aren’t hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant. – Mario Batali
  • The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. – Quentin Crisp
  • Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. – Swami Sivananda
  • People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. – Joan Rivers
  • The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness. – Susan Cain
  • I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about. – Taylor Swift
  • Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. – Benjamin Spock
  • Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. – Anthony Hopkins
  • 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. – John Burroughs
  • When ‘happiness’ eludes us – as, eventually, it always will – we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again. – Richard Rohr
  • Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. – Henry Van Dyke
  • Your destiny is my destiny. Your happiness is my happiness. – Islom Karimov
  • Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  • All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness. – H. P. Lovecraft
  • Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line? – Amy Chua
  • Until you can be happy, you can’t facilitate happiness for anybody else. – Wendy Raquel Robinson
  • What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain? – Margaret Oliphant
  • The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin
  • To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness. – Hermann Hesse
  • Understanding your employee’s perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. – Kathryn Minshew
  • When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing. – Joseph Roux
  • Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. – Aristotle
  • Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. – Douglas Horton
  • Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton
  • Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. – Mary Baker Eddy
  • I’ve been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don’t bring happiness, ultimately. – Leonardo DiCaprio
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  • The will of man is his happiness. – Friedrich Schiller
  • You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can’t expect years and years of it. – Donatella Versace
  • You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis
  • I’m just living each day, and I’m better equipped to do so. I mean, I used to be totally afraid, I used to have, like, permanent stage fright. But now I’m trying to have fun. I’m trying to bring as much happiness to as many people as possible. – Rivers Cuomo
  • I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. – Giorgio Armani
  • Happiness is very simple and minimal. – Tablo
  • I visited those friends who’d just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut. – Josh Lucas
  • 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. – Zoe Saldana
  • Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. – Bryant H. McGill
  • 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. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • 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. – Havelock Ellis
  • It’s up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you’re not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can’t rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you. – Taraji P. Henson
  • An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. – Lydia M. Child
  • Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. – Albert Camus
  • When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness. – Alexa Chung
  • The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. – Ogden Nash
  • 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. – Sidney Sheldon
  • The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. – Peabo Bryson
  • The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. – Robert Baden-Powell
  • All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. – Daniel Boone
  • 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. – Wilhelm von Humboldt
  • Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. – Richard Bach
  • All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. – John Gunther
  • Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. – Ambrose Bierce
  • You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it’s okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy. – Shah Rukh Khan
  • Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you. – Aron Ralston
  • We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. – Honore de Balzac
  • The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness. – Al Green
  • Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be. – Dennis Prager
  • To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive. – Matthew Arnold
  • America offers the most amount of people the best opportunity to pursue happiness on the planet. That’s why millions of illegal immigrants have poured into the country – most of them poor. They believe they have a shot to improve themselves economically. – Bill O’Reilly
  • Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. – Alphonse de Lamartine
  • Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine. – Tryon Edwards
  • I’d learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little. – Rick Pitino
  • In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • 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. – Bo Bennett
  • Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. – Nana Mouskouri
  • Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse
  • More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery. – Thomas Traherne
  • Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness. – Dionne Warwick
  • Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool. – John Mason Good
  • You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. – Julia Roberts
  • Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world – and there clearly are – then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality. – Sam Harris
  • Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better person – not perfect, but still a work in progress. – Alana Stewart
  • Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment. – Irving Babbitt
  • Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war. – William S. Burroughs
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama
  • You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves. – Franz Schubert
  • 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. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford
  • The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible. – Bertrand Russell
  • 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. – Norman Lear
  • Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness. – Emile M. Cioran
  • Happiness is always a coincidence. – Jose Bergamin
  • One’s happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels. – Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • The secret of happiness is something to do. – John Burroughs
  • The right to happiness is fundamental. – Anna Pavlova
  • I am quite miserable because I’m never satisfied with what I’ve got. You’re always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness. – Simon Cowell
  • Happiness lies in moments, and while you have it, you’re not even aware; only afterwards do you know you were happy. – Luise Rainer
  • Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed. – Henry James Sumner Maine
  • It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – Kin Hubbard
  • Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I’m doing, God is pleased with that. It’s complete peace for me. – Tyler Perry
  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
  • 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. – George Burns
  • For many, many people, getting married is one of the most important things they will ever do in the pursuit of happiness. – Marianne Williamson
  • I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. – Kanye West
  • There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life. – Karisma Kapoor
  • Where fear is, happiness is not. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. – Ernest Hemingway
  • In the gigantic and worthwhile struggle for achieving the country’s prosperity and people’s happiness, our young people have been educated in a revolutionary way and trained spiritually and physically, and have developed into a large, matchless contingent forming a thousand-fold, tens-of-thousand-fold fortress around the Party. – Kim Jong-un
  • It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness. – Herbie Hancock
  • Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. – Hosea Ballou
  • Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Jim Ryun
  • The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. – Ernest Dimnet
  • Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • The only thing that holds true happiness is that moment when you’re in it. Nothing can be controlled. – Eliza Doolittle
  • Happiness is not the same as life satisfaction, while neither are identical to what we might call flourishing. – Julian Baggini
  • When you’re happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness – and that’s a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life. – Suze Orman
  • The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough. – Herbert Read
  • 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. – George Porter
  • It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. – Desiderius Erasmus
  • A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. – Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller
  • In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy? – Leslie Caron
  • Desire is individual. Happiness is common. – Julian Casablancas
  • There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus
  • 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. – Helen Keller
  • Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. – Henry Fielding
  • Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night. – Joyce Grenfell
  • While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Sarah Vowell
  • It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness. – Ric Ocasek
  • My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. – Nicki Minaj
  • A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. – Bette Davis
  • Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property. – Lysander Spooner
  • So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. – Nicki Minaj
  • There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating. – Frederick Delius
  • You can be happy where you are. – Joel Osteen
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. – Louis D. Brandeis
  • Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives. – William Cobbett
  • The mantra that you’re given in Transcendental Meditation you keep to yourself. The reason being, true happiness is not out there, true happiness lies within. – David Lynch
  • 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. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. – Rita Mae Brown
  • I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn’t promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances. – Patricia Heaton
  • Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. – Anatole France
  • Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. – Georges Bataille
  • Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson
  • My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die. – David Mamet
  • When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness. – Malcolm Forbes
  • The universe is conspiring in every moment to bring me happiness and peace. – Marianne Williamson
  • Well, there are two kinds of happiness, grounded and ungrounded. Ungrounded happiness is cheesy and not based on reality. Grounded happiness is informed happiness based on the knowledge that the world sometimes sucks, but even then you have to believe in yourself. – Andy Grammer
  • 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. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success. – Zig Ziglar
  • From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness. – Benjamin Hoff
  • The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. – Thomas Jefferson
  • Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long? – Frederic Chopin
  • Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. – Khalil Gibran
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  • Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. – Arnold Bennett
  • The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. – Andre Maurois
  • There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself. – Sam Levenson
  • The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • We possess only the happiness we are able to understand. – Maurice Maeterlinck
  • How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. – William James
  • I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. – Zhuangzi
  • Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Aeschylus
  • Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified? – Chuck Palahniuk
  • I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx
  • We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up. – Mary Oliver
  • The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it. – Daniel Gilbert
  • Playing is just about feeling. Playing isn’t necessarily about misery. Playing isn’t necessarily about happiness. But it’s just about letting yourself feel all those things that you have already on the inside of you, but you’re all the time trying to push them aside because they don’t make for polite conversation or something. – Janis Joplin
  • The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give. – Alexander Alekhine
  • The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star. – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. – Samuel Johnson
  • There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people. – Anwar Sadat
  • Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own – this is happiness. – J. B. Priestley
  • Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning. – Andrei Platonov
  • The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. – Thomas Huxley
  • 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. – David Hyde Pierce
  • The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind. – Annie Besant
  • I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus. – Malcolm Muggeridge
  • 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. – Ogden Nash
  • I’ve run into certain geniuses of individualism – they are very few and far between – who live their lives completely on their own terms; they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that. – David Duchovny
  • God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. – C. S. Lewis
  • There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so. – Jose Marti
  • I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor. – Pierre Corneille
  • The arrival of any child brings you a lot of happiness. – Seal
  • You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me. – Vivien Leigh
  • We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. – Pierre Corneille
  • Love is trembling happiness. – Khalil Gibran
  • Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. – Euripides
  • Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind. – Philo
  • The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles Morgan
  • Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness. – Susan Faludi
  • Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. – Zhuangzi
  • An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. – Clara Barton
  • Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it. – David Lee Roth
  • People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church – even if they don’t share your beliefs – as long as they find the content engaging and helpful. – Andy Stanley
  • People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. – Lucinda Williams
  • I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. – Maurice Sendak
  • Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. – Viktor E. Frankl
  • 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. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy. – Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning. – William S. Burroughs
  • Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. – Douglas William Jerrold
  • Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. – Bertolt Brecht
  • I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. – Clare Boothe Luce
  • I don’t know the true meaning of happiness. – Jonathan Davis
  • The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. – Epictetus
  • I think you can be depressed and flourish, I think you can have cancer and flourish, I think you can be divorced and flourish. When we believed that happiness was only smiling and good mood, that wasn’t very good for people like me, people in the lower half of positive affectivity. – Martin Seligman
  • People truly reaching across boundaries – be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual’s pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal. – Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  • Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness. – Morena Baccarin
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  • When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. – Thornton Wilder
  • 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. – Sigmund Freud
  • 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. – George Santayana
  • Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible. – Marcel Proust
  • Religion will prove to the believer a comforter and a sure guide to the fountain of true happiness. – Ellen G. White
  • Sex is not a subject in my photographs, or would only be if it had to do with romance, sometimes vulnerability. The photographs are quite clearly about happiness, or search for happiness. – Hedi Slimane
  • Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. – James F. Cooper
  • There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life. – Mary Wortley Montagu
  • To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey
  • Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Just stop for a minute and you’ll realize you’re happy just being. I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it’s right here. – James Hillman
  • We have to make our own happiness, and we have to make our own decisions and play the hand that is dealt to us. – Maeve Binchy
  • I’d rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don’t have it. I make other people’s problems my problem because they want me to; they ask me to. – Brenda Fassie
  • Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life. – Lilly Singh
  • Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. – Mary Oliver
  • Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. – Bernard Meltzer
  • Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. – Andy Rooney
  • This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification. – Herman Hesse
  • I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it’s kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that’s it. – Charisma Carpenter
  • It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson
  • Happiness: a way station between too little and too much. – Channing Pollock
  • No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. – Helen Keller
  • Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine. – Donatella Versace
  • For me, music is my joy. It’s my happiness. As long as this medicine, this chemo is in my body, I didn’t have my love, my joy. – Sharon Jones
  • So many people equate money and success with happiness, especially in the music industry. – DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! – Freddie Mercury
  • Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness. – Muhammad Yunus
  • Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization. – Louis D. Brandeis
  • I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy. – Parker Palmer
  • There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. – Swami Sivananda
  • Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. – John Lubbock
  • I’m no Buddhist monk, and I can’t say I’m in love with renunciation in itself, or traveling an hour or more to print out an article I’ve written, or missing out on the N.B.A. Finals. But at some point, I decided that, for me at least, happiness arose out of all I didn’t want or need, not all I did. – Pico Iyer
  • I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things. – Timothy Ferriss
  • I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. – Christina Milian
  • It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more. – Herman Hesse
  • Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy. – Andrew Weil
  • You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace. – Ernie Banks
  • Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity. – Robert Trout
  • Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness. – Mason Cooley
  • Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. – Dada Vaswani
  • Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. – Albert Camus
  • 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. – Don Marquis
  • It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness. – Sheryl Sandberg
  • Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character. – George Santayana
  • He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. – Samuel Johnson
  • 90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness. – Cab Calloway
  • The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. – Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek. – John Buchanan Robinson
  • My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog. – Anne Lamott
  • The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. – J. Donald Walters
  • Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington
  • Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. – Bo Derek
  • Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others. – Indira Gandhi
  • Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best. – Napoleon Hill
  • It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. – Denis Waitley
  • True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. – Ben Jonson
  • Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. – Andre Gide
  • Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. – Stendhal
  • Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. – Red Skelton
  • Mind you, I’ve always been musical… Mother used to sit me on her knee and I’d whisper, ‘Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,’ and she’d say: ‘Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.’ – Les Dawson
  • If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy
  • My dream role would be someone anything that Meryl Streep can do. ‘Julia and Julia’ – I thought that was beautiful. She just had the essence of her. To truly become someone, invoking emotions like happiness and sadness and everything in between, that’s what I want to be able to do. – Julia Voth
  • You can run, run, run away from a lot of things in life, but you can’t run away from yourself. And the key to happiness is to understand and accept who you are. – Dale Archer
  • The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. – Chuck Palahniuk
  • If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing? – Bo Bennett
  • The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. – Joseph Roux
  • The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that which of right belongs to free labor, and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race. – David Wilmot
  • Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable. – Meir Kahane
  • Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell
  • Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama
  • That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. – Francis Hutcheson
  • 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. – Conor Oberst
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
  • 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. – Adam Weishaupt
  • I find that 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. – Paula Cole
  • 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. – Bob Hope
  • The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn’t think he could do. – Ring Lardner
  • Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness. – Shah Rukh Khan
  • Happiness is no laughing matter. – Richard Whately
  • Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. – Plutarch
  • Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. – Austin O’Malley
  • This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth. – Clayton Christensen
  • There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. – Euripides
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  • I don’t think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing. – Dan Savage
  • Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. – Alice Meynell
  • I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. – Ted Nugent
  • Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. – William James
  • The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists – the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people – tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn’t exist. – Hal Sparks
  • We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. – Tom Waits
  • There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production. – Zygmunt Bauman
  • It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later. – George Foreman
  • The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. – William Ellery Channing
  • Happiness is fleeting – I think that’s the main lesson I have learned. – Cate Blanchett
  • Never mind your happiness; do your duty. – Peter Drucker
  • If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  • It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – Kin Hubbard
  • There is only one passion, the passion for happiness. – Denis Diderot
  • It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. – Agnes Repplier
  • There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • When you analyze happiness, it turns out that the way you spend your time is extremely important. – Daniel Kahneman
  • Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss. – K. D. Lang
  • Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain! – Frederick William Faber
  • The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness. – Heinrich Mann
  • 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. – Eleonora Duse
  • I’d rather be a face for happiness and doing things that you have a passion for, rather than faking it and pretending like I’m this face of women’s basketball, when I can’t stand the sport at all. – Elena Delle Donne
  • The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. – William Ralph Inge
  • The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done. – Thomas Carlyle
  • Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose. – John Stossel
  • I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it. – Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. – Debra Messing
  • Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony. – James Allen
  • My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness. – Evangeline Lilly
  • Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn’t be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should. – Richard Dreyfuss
  • I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That’s what happiness is. – Michael J. Fox
  • 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! – Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • 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. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time. – John Belushi
  • There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy. – Chanakya
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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. – Bertrand Russell
  • Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it’s a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life. – Christie Brinkley
  • Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there. – Chanakya
  • Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. – Princess Diana
  • Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. – Irving Babbitt
  • A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. – Bertrand Russell
  • There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. – Freya Stark
  • How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. – Paul Sweeney
  • One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way. – Isabelle Eberhardt
  • 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. – Laurence Sterne
  • The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances. – Martha Washington
  • 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. – Theodor Adorno
  • Happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others. – Bar Refaeli
  • To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. – Henry Van Dyke
  • No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. – Barbara De Angelis
  • I don’t really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people. – Eddie Albert
  • The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it. – Daniel Dennett
  • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. – Anna Pavlova
  • Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 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. – Thomas Carlyle
  • Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. – Ambrose Bierce
  • Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor. Yet comparatively few people are happy. I believe the reason for this is that the majority don’t recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp. – Robert Baden-Powell
  • Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. – Linus Pauling
  • I used to hold a unitary view, in which I proposed that only experienced happiness matters, and that life satisfaction is a fallible estimate of true happiness. – Daniel Kahneman
  • The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. – Jeremy Bentham
  • If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness. – Leon Kass
  • Happiness is such a good state, it doesn’t need to be creative. You’re not creative from happiness, you’re just happy. You’re creative when you’re miserable and depressed. You find the key to transform things. Happiness does not need to transform. – Marina Abramovic
  • There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. – John Buchan
  • Michael has a connection with children, just like Mickey Mouse does, and he brings happiness to them, and joy. – Jermaine Jackson
  • 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. – Ayn Rand
  • Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. – Richard Bach
  • 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. – August Strindberg

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