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

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

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
Lord Byron

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Sophocles

I played it endlessly [walking back to happiness] - it was like the first kiss, the beginning of a love affair with pop music that continues to the present day.
Mick Brown

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

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Aristotle

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

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

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

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

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

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Ayn Rand

How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.
[The Theory of Moral Sentiments]
Adam Smith

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G Ingersoll

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

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any - after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?
Philip Larkin

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
Grenville Kleiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch

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

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Aristotle

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

The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Leigh Hunt

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

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

Money can't buy you happiness.
Anonymous

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

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

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

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

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

Happiness is a positive cash flow.
Fred Adler

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

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

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

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

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes

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

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

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney Harris



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