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

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

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington

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 lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

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

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Adam Smith

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

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
Josh Billings

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

This tour takes the rarely seen trophy - the jewel in the crown of world football - to fans around the world, with the aim of spreading happiness and hope to make the world a better place.
Sepp Blatter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only YOU can feel the warmth...
Ashton Kutcher

Simply seek happiness, and you are not likely to find it. Seek to create and love without regard to your happiness, and you will likely be happy much of the time.
Dr M Scott Peck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Imannuel Kant

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

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

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night. [an intriguing definition of happiness there!]
Joyce Grenfell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



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