Happiness Quotes

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.
Al Batt, in National Enquire
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - The little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ayn rand - my philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man...
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus
Jonathan swift - happiness is the perpetual possession of being...
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

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
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 office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
William Ellery Channing
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
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
Do whatever comes your way as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and other things that are interesting. Put a good deal of thought into happiness that you are able to give.
Roosevelt, Eleano
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Madeline Stark
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison
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
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1849
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
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
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
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine
Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Arthur Schopenhaue
The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.
Tibetan Doctrine
The herd instinct seems to be the strongest human emotion, one that the race is constantly breeding off as the mavericks are liquidated. Happiness is running with the crowd.
John Train
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana
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
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabrid Garcia Marquez
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
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
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert
The secret of happiness is something to do.
John Burroughs
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 all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
Bertrand Russell
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Louis D. Brandeis
If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitaro Nishida
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde