Happiness Quotes

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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

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

Perfect harmony of body and mind are my key to personal balance and happiness.
Gabriela Sabatini

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

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Chuang Tzu

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...
Aristotle

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Ambrose Bierce

Tell me, what is happiness? - Use of Weapons (prologue)
Iain M Banks

Happiness lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis

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

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

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

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.
Bo Derek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson

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

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

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

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

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



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