Happiness Quotes

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

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Ogden Nash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

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

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

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

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

Money can't buy you happiness.
Anonymous

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

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's 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

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

Happiness is realising that nothing is too important.
Antonio Gala

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness, to some elation;
Is to others, mere stagnation.
Amy Lowell

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

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

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

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

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

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses
Sarah Orne Jewett

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
Benjamin Spock

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara De Angelis

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

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

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

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

Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so no one may touch you who loves you. (Felicita Raggiunta)
Eugenio Montale

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavour to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
John Dewey

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



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