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Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Quotes
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

Benjamin Franklin

Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience.

Source Unknown

Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

J. August Strindberg

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

Andy Rooney

Happiness depends upon ourselves.


Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

Theodore Rubin

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.

Wilferd A. Peterson

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower-Author Unknown People need your love the most when they appear to deserve it the least.

John Harrigan

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Doug Horton

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

Arnold Bennett

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

Johann von Goethe

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a by product of an effort to make someone else happy.

Gretta Brooker Palmer

Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.

Samuel Levenson

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.

Mildred Barthel

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

Deepak Chopra

Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy.

Stuart Cloete

Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a journey not a destination.

Ben Sweetland

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.

Iris Murdoch

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.

G. K. Chesterton

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.


Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.

Jonathan Swift

Happiness is a positive cash flow.

Fred Adler

Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.

Russell Baker

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.

Jane Porter

Happiness is a Swedish sunset -- it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.


Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

Sir John Lubbock

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what trea

Robertson Davies

Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.

Ambrose Bierce

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Thomas Szasz

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.


Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

W. H. Sheldon

Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept

Ken Keyes Jr.

Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit.

Source Unknown

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

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


Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

Source Unknown

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

William John Bennett

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.

Chinese Proverb

Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door

Tryon Edwards

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

Alexander Dumas

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

William Butler Yeats

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

Palmer Sondreal

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.

J. Donald Walters

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.


Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell

Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

Daphne Du Maurier

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.

Samuel Johnson

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

Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.

Bertrand Russell

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Rabbi H. Schachtel

Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing.

Lilian Eichler Watson

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.


Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


Happiness is not so much in having or sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Norman Macewan

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.


Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself

James Van Der Zee

Happiness is security and payday loans are the happiness of two weeks.


Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.

Rose Wilder Lane

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Chuang Tzu

Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.

Source Unknown

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

Austin O'Malley

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

Don Marquis

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.

William Maxwell

Happiness is the longing for repetition.

Milan Kundera

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experience.

George Santayana

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Oscar Levant

Happiness lies first of all in health.

George William Curtis

Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. Another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pu

Robert A. Heinlein

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.

Marquis De Sade

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