Happiness Quotes

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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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

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

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

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
André Gide

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 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

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: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Ambrose Bierce

Happiness lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Max Planck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 absence of the striving for happiness.
Chuang Tzu

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 a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
Deepak Chopra

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

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

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

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

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

God... doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace.
Patricia Heaton

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 is realising that nothing is too important.
Antonio Gala

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

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

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

'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 and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington



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