Happiness Quotes

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Rob the average man of his life-illusion and you rob him also of his happiness
Henrik Ibsen

Happiness is realising that nothing is too important.
Antonio Gala

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

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

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool.
John Mason Good

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

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
Deepak Chopra

Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
Alphonse Karr

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
Peter F Drucker

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
Joseph Barbara

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

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

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

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

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

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Spike Milligan

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

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

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

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness
Georges Simenon

Happiness, to some elation;
Is to others, mere stagnation.
Amy Lowell

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

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Adam Smith

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Thomas Traherne

As it is for the good of all and the general happiness of the nation, I am ready and willing. Tell the people I'm staying.
Pedro I

Happiness in old age is, more than anything else, preserving the privileges of privacy.
Harold Azine

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

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

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late.
Max Kauffman

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
George Eliot

This tour takes the rarely seen trophy - the jewel in the crown of world football - to fans around the world, with the aim of spreading happiness and hope to make the world a better place.
Sepp Blatter

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Heinlein

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.
J B Priestley

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

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Lydia Maria Child

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France

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

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

The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Since sorrow never comes too late
And happiness too swiftly flies
Thomas Gray

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

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

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
Henry Fielding

We're charm'd with distant views of happiness,
But near approaches make the prospect less.
Thomas Yalden

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

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens



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