Happiness Quotes

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict

Ingrid bergman - happiness is good health and a bad memory....
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
Thucydides
A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.
Charlotte Bronte

William j. locke - i believe half the unhappiness in life comes from...
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence)
H hahn blavatsky - happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly...
When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Hellen Kelle
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good life is to live.
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
Amanda Bradley
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly.
Leonardo DaVinci, The notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci by Macurdy
Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself... True happiness is born of self - Reliance.
The laws of Manu
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
Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Sophocles, Antigone
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1849
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
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Sir Francis Bacon
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Happiness is not a goal it is a by - Product.
Roosevelt, Eleano
What? s the use of happiness? It can? t buy you money.
Henny Youngman
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.
A. Edward Newton
There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
George Sand
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 art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan
The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.
James M. Barrie
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
Happiness is a way of praying.
Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Leo C. Rosten
The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.
Al Batt, in National Enquire
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey
If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.
Julie - Jeanne - Eleonore de Lespinasse, O Magazine, October 2002
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell