Happiness Quotes

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Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
Andre Maurois

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Heraclitus

Future:. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happinesss is assured.
Ambrose Bierce

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
Rollo May

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

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G Ingersoll

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
George Santayana

I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Samuel Butler

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness - It's growth - mental, financial, you name it.
Harold Geneen

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

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving. Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
Amanda Bradley

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.
Olivia Goldsmith

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

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

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

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore De Balzac

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavour to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
John Dewey

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

It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much
Bernard Fontenelle

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adult
Thomas Szasz

Sometimes happiness is a blessing, but generally it is a conquest. Each day's magic moment helps
Paulo Coelho

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

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

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved
Victor Hugo

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go
Oscar Wilde

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.
John Gardner

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

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.
Fedor Dostoevsky

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.
Robert E Lee

Henley is full of haughty happiness, hats, haves and very few have-nots.
Frank Keating

No real happiness is found
In trailing purple o'er the ground.
Thomas Parnell

I really think happiness is very closely aligned with success, and may almost be an interchangeable synonym. Happiness (like success) also comes from doing what we feel called to do in life; however, it's also obvious no one can experience one without the other.
Donna Fargo

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
W B Yeats

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Richard Nixon

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

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances
Martha Washington

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

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustav Flaubert

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
Francis Gray

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Adam Smith

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth
George Bernard Shaw

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



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