Happiness Quotes

Nicole kidman, in the scotsman - when you relinquish the desire to control your...
Bertrand russell, conquest of happiness (1930) ch. 9 - one should as a rule respect public opinion in so...

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
Euripides
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
Amanda Bradley
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana
Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight - Lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.
Smiley Blanton
If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.
Julie - Jeanne - Eleonore de Lespinasse, O Magazine, October 2002
A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.
Alanis Morissette
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the preferably sudden satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
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
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Jane Austen
I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J. Locke
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
Henry David Thoreau, Journal, January 21, 1838
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
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you to miserable in comfort.
Lord Mancroft
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.
Tom Stoppard
Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.
Nikolaus Lenus
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
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
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison
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 Aurelius Antoninus
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Jonathan Swift
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford
Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
H. L. Mencken
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell
The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.
Al Batt, in National Enquire
Happiness is always a by - Product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
Robertson Davies
Happiness is not a goal it is a by - Product.
Roosevelt, Eleano
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Rabbi H. Schachtel
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