Happiness Quotes

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
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Anon.

Aldous huxley - happiness is not achieved by the conscious...
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis
Benjamin disraeli - action may not always bring happiness, but there...
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

One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
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 been opened for us.
Helen Kelle
What? s the use of happiness? It can? t buy you money.
Henny Youngman
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
Ernest Dimnet
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
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.
David P. Mikkelson, snopes. com, September 8, 2003
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 the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Don Marquis
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
Thucydides
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
George Santayana
Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness The simple answer runs because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
Albert Einstein
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
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
George Eliot
The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung
A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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
Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven.
Washington Irving, American writer and poet
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey
Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...
Aristotle
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
Gahan Wilson
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Ben Franklin
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
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
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Author Unknown
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
William Blake
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan
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
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha
But be, as you have been, my happiness...
Randall Jarrell
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli