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Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Quotes
Joy comes from using your potential.

Will Schultz

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

Jean Paul Richter

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.

Alexander Pope

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.

Charles M. Schwab

Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.

George Bernard Shaw

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.

Boris Sokoloff

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

William Hazlitt

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


Man is the artificer of his own happiness.

Henry David Thoreau

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.

Dale Carnegie

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.

Nikolaus Lenus

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness

George Orwell

Men expect that religion should cost them no pains, that happiness should drop into their laps without any design and endeavor on their part, and that, after they have done what they please while they live, God should snatch them up to heaven when they die. But though the commandments of God be not grievous, yet it is fit to let men know that they are not thus easy.

John Tillotson

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

Bertrand Russell

Most of us experience happiness when we are enjoying life and feeling free, enjoying the process and products of our creative and intellectual processes, enjoying the ecstasy of transcendent oneness with the universe.

James Muriel

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.-


Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony

My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.

Holly Ketchel

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?


Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.

Source Unknown

No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.

Max Muller

No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.


No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.

A. W. Tozer

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Barbara De Angelis

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.

Cynthia Nelms

Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.

John S. Bonnell

Not what you have, but what you see; Not what you see, but what you choose; Not what seems fair, but what is true; Not what you dream, but what you do; Not what you take, but what you give; Not as you pray, but as you live. These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness.

Source Unknown

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillaume Apollinaire

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

Herbert Spencer

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.

Margaret Young

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.

Thomas Carlyle

One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation.

Sigmund Freud

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

William Feather

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.


Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

Samuel Johnson

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale

Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.

Duchess Prazlin

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.

Samuel Butler

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.


People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People who never achieve happiness are the ones who complain whenever they're awake, and whenever they're asleep, they are thinking about what to complain about tomorrow.

Adam Zimbler

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.

Graham Greene

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Hosea Ballou

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happines

Og Mandino

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.


Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.


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

Henry Fielding

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.


Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.

Norman Douglas

Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.

Samuel Johnson

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

William Feather

Some people never find it, some only pretend, but I just want to live happily ever after every now and then.

Jimmy Buffett

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.


Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.

Bernard Meltzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.


Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.

John Dewey

Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.

E. V. Lucas

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.

Orison Swett Marden

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.

Willa Cather

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.


That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.


That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.

Denis Waitley

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.


The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.


The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.

Madame Swetchine

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.


The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

The biggest lie on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy.

Source Unknown

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.

Christian Nevell Bovee

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Benjamin Franklin

The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.


The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.

Orison Swett Marden

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Bertrand Russell

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

William Saroyan

The greatest joy of life is to love and be loved.

R.D. Clyde

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.


The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; to which I would add, Let no one, till his death be called unhappy.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The happier the moment the shorter.

Pliny The Elder

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.


The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.

William Lyon Phelps

The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

Ernest Dimnet

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.


The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.


The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.

Theodosia Garrison

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

Johann von Goethe

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.

Ben Stein

The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.

Richard Rohr

The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory

Ingrid Bergman

The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt.

John Heywood

The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.

Johann von Goethe

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.


The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.

Ogden Nash

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.

Johann von Goethe

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?


The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.

Michel de Montaigne

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.

Thomas Carlyle

The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.

William James

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.


The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.


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