Happiness Quotes

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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

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney Harris

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiapirelli

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

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

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love
what you are doing, you will be successful
Herman Cain

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

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

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

At the risk of sounding naff, it is having hope fulfilled [idea of happiness]
Brenda Blethyn

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

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

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

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

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fedor Dostoevsky

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

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

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 is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

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

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

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

'I now know happiness isn't about being in the press, getting good reviews or always being seen as a winner. It's about doing what you enjoy through the highs and lows, accepting what's on your plate and making the most of it...'
Darius Danesh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

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

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

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

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux

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

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

Happiness is a positive cash flow.
Fred Adler

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Fedor Dostoevsky

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

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

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

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

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



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