Happiness Quotes

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A great obstacle to happiness is the expectation of too great a happiness.
Fontenelle
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

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 is a state of activity.
Aristotle
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
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana
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
Affection is responsible for nine - Tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
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
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
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
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a.
Samuel Johnson
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
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by - Product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley, Vendeta for the Western World, 1945
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 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
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowpe
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Author Unknown
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist.
Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
That is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Sibert Cathe
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Jonathan Swift
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
H Hahn Blavatsky
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Wlters
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Desiderius Erasmus
Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness, than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
C. C. Colton