Happiness Quotes

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What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
André Gide

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

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 happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.
Dale Turner

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

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

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

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

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Happiness lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis

Happiness is no laughing matter
Richard Whately

Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only YOU can feel the warmth...
Ashton Kutcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
Cab Calloway

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

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

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Jane Austen

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

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

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 Bulwer-Lytton

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

Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

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

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

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

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 positive cash flow.
Fred Adler

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 a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much
Bernard Fontenelle

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

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

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



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