Happiness Quotes

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
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney Harris

Benjamin disraeli - action may not always bring happiness, but there...
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
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Lord Byron
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
Anais Nin

James oppenheim - the foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,...
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schultz, Linus in "Peanuts".
Lao - tzu - seek not happiness too greedily, and be not...
If a man who cannot count finds a four - Leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?
Stanislaw Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.
Orson Scott Card
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
William Blake
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
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
God does not judge us by the multitude of works we perform, but how well we do the work that is ours to do. The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - - DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - - Loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
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 been opened for us.
Helen Kelle
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Buddha
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Seneca
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
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
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
There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
George Sand
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.
Author Unknown
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Eykis
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
We hold these truths to be self - Evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman
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
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Author Unknown
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Desiderius Erasmus
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw, Candida (1898) act 1
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, ch. 10
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
Lord William Beveridge