Happiness Quotes

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Shakti gawain - when we create something, we always create it...
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke
Epictetus - the essence of philosophy is that a man should so...

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.
Charlotte Bronte
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Where ambition ends happiness begins.
Author Unknown
I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer. Think of me kindly, and rest assured that no one would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence)
Not many can admit their fears, but those who can lead a fulfilling life of happiness knowing they hide nothing and need not to.
Cyrus Corteise
If happiness truly consisted of physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
William Lyon Phelps
What? s the use of happiness? It can? t buy you money.
Henny Youngman
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 not a goal it is a by - Product.
Roosevelt, Eleano
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus
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 great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
Euripides
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
Benjamin Franklin
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Anon.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
E. M. Cioran
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
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Seneca
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.
Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Srange Land
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.
Orson Scott Card
No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Mary Wollstonecraft
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.
Woodrow Wilson
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness it is generally the by - Product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley
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
The highest happiness of man... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
Johann von Goethe
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
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
Alexander Pope
We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch