Happiness Quotes - Famous Top 100

Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Quotes
...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...


A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Josh Billings

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.

Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Sir John Bowring

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

Thomas Jefferson

A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.

Johann von Goethe

Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.

Dan Millman

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

After what we can say you can be sure the happy heart will make the happy day.

Source Unknown

All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.


All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.


All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

Daniel Boone

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Thomas Fuller

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

Bertrand Russell

As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!

Samuel Pepys

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill

Be happy or die.

Rob Cohen

Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.

Owen Meredith

Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.

John M. Thomas

Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the

Joan Borysenko

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.


But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes

William Shakespeare

But the whim we have of happiness is somewhat thus. By certain valuations, and averages, of our own striking, we come upon some sort of average terrestrial lot; this we fancy belongs to us by nature, and of indefeasible rights. It is simple payment of our

Thomas Carlyle

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


Call no man happy till he is dead.


Call no man unhappy until he is married.


Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

Amanda Bradley

Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!

Philander Johnson

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.

Charles Dickens

Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.

Source Unknown

Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.

Edwin P. Whipple

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and ;groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness

Source Unknown

Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.

Evelyn Underhill

Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives. A determination to be of good cheer can help us and those around us to enjoy life more fully.

Barbara W. Winder

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Dale Carnegie

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


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

Harold S. Geneen

Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.

Joseph Farrell

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Gustav Jung

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

Jacques Prevert

Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame -- or one that is conducive to loving-kindness.


False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.

Charles Montesquieu

Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters -- where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangemen

Erik H. Erickson

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.

Bertrand Russell

For who is pleased with himself.

Samuel Johnson

Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Denis Diderot

Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

George Bernard Shaw

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C.S. Lewis

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.


Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.

A. Nielsen

Happiness ain't a thing in itself --it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.

Mark Twain

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.


Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.

Sir Hugh Walpole

Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again -- this is the brave and happy life.

J.E Buckrose

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties al

William James

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

Leo Rosten

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

John Stossel

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.


Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant poo

John L. Mason

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