Happiness Quotes

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Happiness is no laughing matter
Richard Whately

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

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

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
Josh Billings

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is a positive cash flow.
Fred Adler

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

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

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

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

Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.
Isaac Disraeli

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

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

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

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

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 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 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

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
Andre Maurois

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

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

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell

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

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Sigmund Freud

The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Leigh Hunt

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

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Heraclitus

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

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

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

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

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

Money can't buy you happiness.
Anonymous

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

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

Happiness lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis



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