Happiness Quotes

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others.
William Hazlitt
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy

Author unknown - where ambition ends happiness begins....
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.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Louis D. Brandeis
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Thomas Szasz

Marabeth madsen - sanity is a small price to pay for happiness....
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
Albert Einstein
Jose raul bernardo, the wise women of havana (harpercollins, 2002) - happiness is a way of praying....
The full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - Definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
Maurice Masterlinck
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabrid Garcia Marquez
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.
Helen Kelle
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Norm Papernick
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Author Unknown
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
William Ellery Channing
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
Benjamin Franklin
That is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Sibert Cathe
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Author Unknown
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
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 paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us.
Helen Kelle
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 Aelius Aurelius
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Herman Cain
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 believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J. Locke
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Desiderius Erasmus
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than he discovery of a new star. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Anthelme Brillat - Savarin
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.
Author Unknown
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.
Alfred Adle
Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine.
Newell Dwight Hillis
Too much sensibility creates unhappiness too much insensibility leads to crime.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Rabbi H. Schachtel
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus