Happiness Quotes - Famous Top 100

Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Quotes
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Robert Frost

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn

John Barrymore

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.


Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Happiness requires problems

H. L. Hollingworth

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.


Happiness seems made to be shared.

Pierre Corneille

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Marcel Proust

Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.

Thomas Traherne

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

Source Unknown

Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second -- and best -- in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night's sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.


Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.

William Cobbett

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route

Charles Caleb Colton

Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.

Haim Ginott

Happiness... she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child.

David Grayson

Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.

Source Unknown

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.

Louisa May Alcott

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.

Alexander Pope

Happy were men if they but understood There is no safety but in doing good

John Fountain

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

Johann von Goethe

He is rich who owes nothing.


Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a foundling

Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a foundling

Here we are the way politics ought to be in America; the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose and the politics of joy.


He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.

Hector Hugh Munro

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.

Oswald Chambers

Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting witho

David Hume

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

Margaret Thatcher

I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowled

Bruce Lee

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

Martha Washington

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.

Malcolm Muggeridge

I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

Aldous Huxley

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.


I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.


I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.


I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.

Charles Dickens

I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.

William Shakespeare

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.

Samuel Pepys

If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.

Oliver Goldsmith

If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.

Source Unknown

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.


If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.

Charles Montesquieu

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

Edith Wharton

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.


If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.


If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness.

Johann G. Fichte

If you cannot renounce the world the genius of happiness will never salute you.


If you can't be happy where you are, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't.

Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones

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

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator.


If you pursue happiness you never find it.

C.P. (Charles Percy) Snow

If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone e

Chinese Proverb

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

English Proverb

If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.

Gabriel Heatter

If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness

Source Unknown

I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes -- the finer things of life -- would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

Coretta Scott King

In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.

Michael Monahan

In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness-otherwise how would you know when you're happy?

Leslie Caron

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.

Franz Kafka

Independence is happiness.


It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.


It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy.

Source Unknown

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

Saint Francis of Assisi

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy

Immanuel Kant

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

C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

Denis Waitley

It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.

Sir Roger L'Estrange

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.


It is only when we are very happy, that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony, to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Hugo Black

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

John D. Rockefeller

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

Alan Alda

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

Miguel de Cervantes

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

Lucille Ball

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Wayne Dyer

It's not a question of happiness, it's a requirement. Consider the alternative.

Doug Horton

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.


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