Happiness Quotes

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

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Samuel Johnson

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.
Phyllis McGinley

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

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

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved
Victor Hugo

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

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

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

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness - It's growth - mental, financial, you name it.
Harold Geneen

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

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

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 happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.
Dale Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
Deepak Chopra

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

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

Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.
Napoleon Hill

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

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

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Leigh Hunt

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

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



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