Happiness Quotes

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Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Author Unknown
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
Barry Duncan
Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.
George W. Douglas

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
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
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
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Thomas Jefferson
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
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Aldous Huxley
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills
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
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Madeline Stark
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
William James
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton
But be, as you have been, my happiness...
Randall Jarrell
When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Nicole Kidman
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour - By - Hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
Laurence J. Pete
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you, till my heart is full to overflowing.
Woodrow Wilson
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
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you to miserable in comfort.
Lord Mancroft
Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.
Nikolaus Lenus
I define comfort as self - Acceptance. When we finally learn that self - Care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
Jennifer Louden
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.
Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Srange Land
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney Harris
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Seneca
Happiness is a state of activity.
Aristotle