Happiness Quotes

Affection is responsible for nine - Tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Bertrand russell - if there were in the world today any large number...
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile.
Bertrand Russell
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Aristotle

Smiley blanton - life is all one piece. men err when they think...
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.
Woodrow Wilson
William j. locke - i believe half the unhappiness in life comes from...
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Seneca
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - This is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Desiderius Erasmus
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky
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.
Norman MacEwan
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way.
John Stuart Mill
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
Alexander Pope
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
Ayn Rand
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowpe
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
Amanda Bradley
He Harris felt the loyalty we all feel to unhappiness - - The sense that that is where we really belong.
Henry Graham Greene
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.
Shakti Gawain
Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Anson Heinlein
Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself... True happiness is born of self - Reliance.
The laws of Manu
A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Tis a good thing to laugh at any rate, and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.
Chamfort
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
Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.
Maitri Upanishads
But be, as you have been, my happiness...
Randall Jarrell
Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dale Carnegie
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.
Tibetan Doctrine
If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
The Dhammapada
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplie
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson