Happiness Quotes

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz
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Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton
Charles maurice de talleyrand - too much sensibility creates unhappiness too much...
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
John Howe
Remember that happiness is a way of travel - Not a destination.
Roy M. Goodman

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
Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porte
Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke
Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.
Kalidasa
The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.
James M. Barrie
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Without relationships, no matter how much wealth, fame, power, prestige and seeming success by the standards and opinions of the world one has, happiness will constantly eluded him.
Sidney Madwed
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 9
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
Shelley
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
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
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
C. C. Colton
A great obstacle to happiness is the expectation of too great a happiness.
Fontenelle
We hold these truths to be self - Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments a.
Thomas Jefferson
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, section 2
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others with out getting a few drops on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.
Napoleon Hill
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Madeline Stark
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
Albert Einstein
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
Alexander Pope
Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine.
Newell Dwight Hillis
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 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
Happiness is a way of praying.
Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)
Happiness a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Norm Papernick