Happiness Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

This life is what I always wanted. I had a vision of our happiness.
Dan Brown

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
Richard Bach

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather

Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.
Napoleon Hill

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

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses
Sarah Orne Jewett

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
The wise grows it under his feet
James Oppenheim

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

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

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

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

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine

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

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
Benedict Spinoza

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night. [an intriguing definition of happiness there!]
Joyce Grenfell

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

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

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Denis Diderot

The happiness of society is the end of government.
John Adams

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

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

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

Simply seek happiness, and you are not likely to find it. Seek to create and love without regard to your happiness, and you will likely be happy much of the time.
Dr M Scott Peck

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

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

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

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

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

Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.
Graham Greene

Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.
Isaac Disraeli

Happiness is a positive cash flow.
Fred Adler

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

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

The thing about happiness is that too many people seek their individual happiness, when it is so much better to share it around.
John Harrigan

Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so no one may touch you who loves you. (Felicita Raggiunta)
Eugenio Montale

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

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness of the greatest number
Francis Hutcheson

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

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

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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