Happiness Quotes

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We can give thanks for our health and happiness, the support we receive from our families and friends, some wonderful memories and the excitement that each new day brings
Queen Elizabeth II

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

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Thomas Traherne

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
Horatio Alger

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Henri Matisse

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

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

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

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

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
Thornton Wilder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
Peter F Drucker

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

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

'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

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving. Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
Amanda Bradley

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

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

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney Harris

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

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

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much
Bernard Fontenelle

Henley is full of haughty happiness, hats, haves and very few have-nots.
Frank Keating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Oscar Levant

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