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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

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

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

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore De Balzac

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.
J B Priestley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Adam Smith

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

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

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

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fedor Dostoevsky

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

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 greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances
Martha Washington

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

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

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Horace

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

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

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

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
Lord Byron

Happiness is no laughing matter
Richard Whately

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

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

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates



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