Quotes and Sayings about Happiness



"The happiness of society is the end of government."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Enemy, Suspicion, Will)

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Hope)

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

"A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Happiness, Thought)

"Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Happiness)

"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Effort)

"And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Free will, Ruin)

"I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people."
- Eddie Albert
(Related: Happiness, People, Care, Joy)

"The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Man, Sense)

"Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Happiness, Care, Crime, Heaven, Man)

"No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Happiness, Life, College, Years)

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Happiness, Misery, Sorrow)

"Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony."
- James Allen
(Related: Happiness, Harmony, Unhappiness)

"A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings."
- James Allen
(Related: Happiness, Health, Being, Man, Prosperity, Result)

"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Happiness, Attention, Focus)

"I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

"We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves."
- Ethel Percy Andrus
(Related: Happiness, Attention, Interest)

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

"The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Happiness, Being)

"Independence is happiness."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Happiness, Independence)

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Happiness, Now, Pursuit)

"When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Life, Mother, Daughter, Conflict, Empathy, Quarrels, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Man, Will)

"The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)

"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Happiness, Life, Power, Glory, Leisure, Politicians)

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
- Aristotle
(Related: Happiness)

"Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Happiness, Life, Men)

"I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Happiness, People, Feelings, Clothes, Confidence)

"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

"When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Happiness)

"We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Being)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Happiness, Man, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."
- Ausonius
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Happiness, Income)

"Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Happiness, Humility, Interest, Needs, Self, Will)

"Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Happiness, Work, Enjoyment, Man)

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness, Friend)

"If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness, Living, Reward, Right)

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Happiness, Worth)

"Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror."
- Chris Bailey
(Related: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

"One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness)

"There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Excellence, Labor, Usefulness)

"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history."
- Anita Baker
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"He who avoids complaint invites happiness."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Happiness, Complaint)

"Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Happiness)

"We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Happiness, Misfortune)

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)

"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Happiness)

"Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Happiness, Success, Health)

"Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work."
- Joseph Barbara
(Related: Happiness, Work, Fulfillment, Hard work, Sense)

"Fame had brought me so much unhappiness."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Fame, Unhappiness)

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Happiness, Open)

"An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Reform, Suffering)

"Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Happiness, Pleasure, Poison)

"There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness)

"No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Success, Happiness, Road)

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Happiness, Power, Being, Lies)

"Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!"
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Happiness, People, Joy, Nothing)

"I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time."
- John Belushi
(Related: Happiness, Time, State, Want)

"The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Idea)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

"One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Work, Waking, Will)

"If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?"
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time)

"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
- William Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

"The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Happiness, Truth, Measure, Right, Wrong)

"The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Happiness, Legislation, Morals)

"Happiness is always a coincidence."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Happiness, Health, Memory)

"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man."
- William Beveridge
(Related: Government, Happiness, Peace, War, Glory, Man)

"Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Happiness, Time, Friends, Future)

"Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Misery)

"A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Happiness)

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Happiness, Time, Hunting, Old, Will, Woman)

"As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Life, People, Cause, states, Terrorism, Unhappiness, United, Will)

"It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, First, Paradox, Pleasure, Self)

"Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth."
- William Blake
(Related: Happiness, Love, Fun, Mirth)

"True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Happiness, Religion, Giving)

"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Difference, Expectations, Unhappiness)

"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Happiness, Wife)

"Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Nation, Pursuit)

"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Happiness, Delusion, Man)

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Happiness)

"If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Happiness, God, Hope, World)

"There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Self, Unhappiness, Will)

"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Happiness, Courage, End, Independence, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Progress, Belief, America, Lies)

"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Happiness, Right)

"The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Happiness, Life, Truth, Belief, Income, Value)

"Happiness is the natural flower of duty."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Happiness, Duty)

"In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world."
- Bob Brown
(Related: Happiness, People, Pessimism, Future, World)

"Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Happiness, Money, Comfort, Help, Will)

"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Happiness, Purpose)

"He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Happiness, Blind, Colors, Future, Present)

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Happiness, Memory)

"Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Life, Decision, Misery, Will)

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Success, Want)

"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Love)

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, People, Fulfillment, Road)

"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Unhappiness)

"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Happiness, Life, Absence, Grief)

"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness."
- John Buchan
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Joy, May)

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Happiness, Growth)

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
- Eustace Budgell
(Related: Friendship, Happiness)

"For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Literature, Mythology)

"What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Happiness, Will)

"If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Man)

"Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Rest)

"I don't like Paris so much, and it's only eight shows. I mean, don't tell them that, of course. But everyone always thinks they're so important. And I'm sure they are. But to me, my happiness is more important."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Happiness, Paris)

"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Promise)

"Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Building, Italy, Ruin, Traveling)

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
- George Burns
(Related: Family, Happiness, Caring)

"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."
- George Burns
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, Work, Open)

"The secret of happiness is something to do."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Happiness)

"Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning."
- William Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, Virtue)

"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, War, Purpose, Victory, Conflict)

"Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

"What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Desire, Man, Variety)

"The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Rest, Self)

"The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Man, Present, Respect, World)

"Happiness does not consist in self-love."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Self)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Happiness, Joy)

"To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Happiness, Joy)

"I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Happiness, Man, Misery, Pursuit)

"I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Happiness, World)

"90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Happiness, Singing)

"Every age has its happiness and troubles."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Age, Happiness)

"Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)

"What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?"
- Richard Owen Cambridge
(Related: Happiness, Worth)

"Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Happiness)

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Happiness, Life, Meaning, Will)

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
- Albert Camus
(Related: Happiness, Life, Harmony, Man)

"Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Happiness, Will)

"The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Happiness, Work)

"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Age, Men, Happiness)

"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Greatness, Cunning, Infinite, Man, Unhappiness)

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness)

"The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping ."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness, Applause)

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness, Success, Want)

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness, Work, Thought, Heart, Life, Will)

"Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness, Attitude)

"In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?"
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Happiness, Order, Pain, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Happiness, Hurt)

"For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

"Desire is individual. Happiness is common."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Happiness, Desire)

"I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Happiness, God, Censure, Mercy, Ruin, Vote)

"Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream."
- Rosalia de Castro
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Earth, Sky)

"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Happiness)

"Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Sense)

"Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Happiness, End, Holiness, Man)

"The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Spiritual)

"There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)

"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, People, Friends, Will)

"How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Happiness, Success)

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Government, Happiness, Men, Work, Opportunity, Office)

"We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Happiness, Help, Misery, Want)

"Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Religion, Government, People, Concern, Measure, Order, Public, Safety, Support)

"Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idleness)

"Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Happiness, Religion, Mystery)

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Happiness, Gratitude, Thought, Wonder)

"If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Happiness, May, Mountains, Will)

"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Happiness, Effort)

"Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Happiness, Life, May)

"Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Happiness)

"This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Happiness, Truth)

"The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Happiness, Father, Son, God, Christ, Deep, Fact, Trying, Want)

"Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Suffering, World)

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Grief, Joy, Misery)

"Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Happiness, Music)

"Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Infinite, Infinity, Merit, Now, Result, Value)

"See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Happiness, Will)

"I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Happiness, Life, End, Eyes, Forget, Tears, Will)

"Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Happiness, Mind, Misery)

"But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Happiness)

"The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Happiness, Darkness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Kiss, Compliment, Smile)

"In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men, Acting, Existence, Man, Opinion)

"Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Happiness, Fancy, Road, Saying)

"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Love, Fashion, Ladies, Pride, Vanity)

"There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

"To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Poverty)

"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Dance)

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
- Confucius
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom, Change)

"Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Humor, Unhappiness)

"Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Happiness, Dancing, Running)

"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Action, Being, Freedom, Rights, Individuality, Liberty, Order)

"I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Theory)

"We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Happiness, Perfection, Sadness, Taste)

"I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Happiness, Honor, Will)

"Happiness seems made to be shared."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Happiness)

"What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Books, Mountains, Oceans)

"Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Happiness, People, Musicians, Past, World)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Happiness, Man, Wonder)

"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
- William Cowper
(Related: Happiness, Nature)

"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
- William Cowper
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Bargain, Existence)

"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Happiness, Life, Development, Character, Desire, Self)

"The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Time, Happiness, Impression, Right, Want)

"And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Happiness, Fact, Unhappiness)

"Happiness lies first of all in health."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Happiness, Health, First, Lies)

"I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Parents, Self, Sense)

"I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Content, Today)

"A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Happiness, Want)

"I don't know the true meaning of happiness."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Happiness, Meaning)

"There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating."
- Frederick Delius
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving."
- Alain Delon
(Related: Happiness, Giving)

"If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it."
- Democritus
(Related: Injustice, Unhappiness)

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul."
- Democritus
(Related: Happiness, Soul, Gold, Possessions)

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Happiness, Money)

"So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who's drunk come up and tell you you're great."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Happiness)

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."
- John Dewey
(Related: Happiness, Opportunity, Key)

"Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning."
- John Dewey
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Meaning, Participation)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"There is only one passion, the passion for happiness."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Happiness, Passion)

"The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Happiness, People, Catastrophes, Errors, Repetition)

"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Happiness, Health, People, State)

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Happiness, Action, May)

"Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too."
- Alfred Doblin
(Related: Habit, Listening, Unhappiness, Walking)

"Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Happiness, Idea, Ethics, May, Years)

"The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Happiness, Now)

"Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Lie, Achievement)

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Man)

"The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Unhappiness, World)

"Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Happiness, Body, Causes, First, Nothing)

"The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Happiness, Man, Misery)

"Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Goal, Rap)

"Never mind your happiness; do your duty."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Mind)

"There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Happiness, Giving)

"Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Happiness, Giving)

"Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be."
- John Dryden
(Related: Happiness, Thoughts, Care, Man, May)

"Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Happiness, Fight, Order)

"It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Happiness, Feeling, Man)

"The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Happiness, Help, Interest, Trying, Utopia, Woman)

"The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Happiness, Life, Isolation)

"To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Desire, Mankind, Service, Welfare, World)

"Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Happiness)

"Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Happiness, Money, Needs)

"One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way."
- Isabelle Eberhardt
"Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Happiness, Love, Truth, Mankind, Spiritual)

"The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Happiness, God)

"Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow."
- Monica Edwards
(Related: Happiness, Safety)

"Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Shadow, Will)

"People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Art, Home, People, Happiness)

"A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Feet, Woman)

"The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, May, Self)

"I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Happiness, Darkness, Feeling, Fight, Musicians, Satan)

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Man, Philosophy)

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Power, Will)

"If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Progress, Virtue, Perfection, Promises, Prosperity)

"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Happiness, Man)

"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes."
- Euripedes
(Related: Happiness, Life, Children, Disappointment, Grief, Man)

"There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness."
- Euripedes
(Related: Change, Happiness, Heart, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails."
- Euripides
(Related: Happiness, God, Will)

"I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Happiness, Man, Myth)

"Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness."
- Susan Faludi
(Related: Happiness, Women, Feminism, Justice, Public)

"I'd rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don't have it. I make other people's problems my problem because they want me to; they ask me to."
- Brenda Fassie
(Related: Happiness, Money, People, Problems, Want)

"Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness)

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness, People)

"One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness, Intelligence)

"There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Doctrine, Misery, Religious, Road, Vice, World)

"By mere burial man arrives not at bliss; and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here - the Infinite."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Happiness, Life, Future, Infinite, Man, Will)

"Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Happiness, Fortune)

"Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Happiness)

"I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience."
- Debbi Fields
(Related: Experience, Business, Happiness, Feeling, Job, Joy)

"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Women, American, Faces, Unhappiness)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Happiness, Life, Women, Love, France, Sun, Trees)

"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Health, Happiness, Stupidity)

"Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Age, Happiness, Constitution, Ruin, Today)

"Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Happiness)

"When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Happiness, Want)

"Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Service)

"There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Happiness, Work, Joy)

"There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Happiness, Commitment)

"Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness."
- Anatole France
(Related: Happiness, Love, Lovers)

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Happiness, People, Constitution, Right)

"The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Happiness, Constitution, Pursuit)

"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Man, State, Will)

"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Money, Nature, Happiness, Man, Nothing, Will)

"Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom, Concern)

"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."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Happiness)

"But happiness is no respecter of persons."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Happiness)

"We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness - not disaster - to human beings."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Happiness, Science, Disaster, May)

"Happiness is realizing that nothing is too important."
- Antonio Gala
(Related: Happiness, Nothing)

"Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Happiness, Harmony)

"Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Happiness, Being, Content)

"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Happiness, Power)

"You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Smile)

"I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Happiness, Friendship, Sex, Being, Desire, Passion, Possession, Rest, Tenderness)

"Love is trembling happiness."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Happiness, Love)

"Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Happiness, Life, Truth, People, Content, Deep, Kindness)

"What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Happiness)

"Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Happiness, Memory, Nothing)

"To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Happiness, World)

"Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Happiness, Life, Home, God, Afghanistan, Eye, Rights, Winter)

"Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Happiness)

"The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Cause, Humanity, Justice, Mankind, Will)

"A really great talent finds its happiness in execution."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Happiness, Talent, Execution)

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Happiness, Talent, Will)

"Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Happiness, Feet)

"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity."
- Olivia Goldsmith
(Related: Happiness, Expectations)

"Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool."
- John Mason Good
(Related: Happiness, Running)

"We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does."
- Mary Gordon
(Related: Happiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness)

"Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Happiness, Will)

"God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Happiness, God, Being, Heaven, Will)

"No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Happiness, Being)

"He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Loyalty, Sense, Unhappiness)

"Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years."
- Graham Greene
(Related: End, Unhappiness, Years)

"Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Happiness, Night)

"There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Happiness, Discovery, Joy, Pursuit)

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
- Wayne Gretzky
(Related: Happiness, Success, Procrastination)

"Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit."
- John Grierson
(Related: Happiness, Nothing, Philosophy, Pursuit, School, Spirit)

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."
- John Gunther
(Related: Happiness)

"The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Character, Country)

"The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected."
- William Hall
(Related: Happiness, Health, Duty, Sexes)

"Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Happiness, Maturity, Play)

"To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?"
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Happiness, Famous, Morals, Religious, Woman)

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower."
- John Harrigan
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness is a direction, not a place."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Happiness, Direction)

"The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness."
- Harry Harrison
(Related: Business, Happiness, Life, Principles)

"Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness."
- Louise Hart
(Related: Happiness, Health, Mental health, Self)

"The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Prison, Project, Utopia)

"Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Happiness, May, Pursuit, World)

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Happiness, May, Will)

"The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Happiness, Independence)

"Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!"
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Happiness, Trust, Friendship, Life, Love, Marriage, Security)

"But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Happiness, Power, Being, Earth, Heaven)

"I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Peace, God, Circumstances, Joy, Promise, Will)

"Love is that 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 A. Heinlein
(Related: Happiness, Love, Disease, Jealousy, Mind, Mistakes)

"Every happiness is a hostage to fortune."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Happiness, Fortune)

"The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Happiness, People, Day, Spring)

"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Happiness, People)

"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Happiness, Health)

"Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Happiness, Envy)

"Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."
- Don Herold
(Related: Killing, Unhappiness, Want)

"It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Happiness, Energy, Interest, Man, Open, Pursuit, Wit)

"I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers."
- Alfred Day Hershey
(Related: Happiness, Awards, Fact, Friends, Strangers)

"This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Existence, Feeling, Harmony, Nothing)

"Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Childhood, Hearing, Sound, Word)

"It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Magic)

"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Talent)

"To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Sacrifice, Self, Smile, Woman, Years)

"She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before her upon the arm of his chair, for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him, and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it."
- Georgette Heyer
(Related: Heart, Unhappiness)

"It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Happiness, Society, Technology, People, Jungle, Living, Man, Miracles)

"Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Happiness)

"Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Success, Work, Enjoyment, Man, Mind)

"So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness."
- Arthur Hiller
(Related: Happiness, Office)

"I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made."
- James Hillman
(Related: Happiness, Fathers, Founding, Mistakes)

"Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here."
- James Hillman
(Related: Happiness, Being, Pursuit, Right)

"The day of individual happiness has passed."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Happiness, Day)

"From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Happiness, Living, Result)

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Happiness, Love, Key)

"Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Happiness, Running)

"The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: Happiness, Life, Understanding)

"There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Happiness, Heart)

"When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Happiness, Past)

"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Answers, Losing, Now, Pain)

"You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all."
- Horace
(Related: Happiness, Man, Mind, World)

"Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Happiness, Past, Present)

"To buy happiness is to sell soul."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Happiness, Soul)

"Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness."
- John Howe
(Related: Happiness, Power, Character, Wealth, Friends, Honor, Support)

"I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Happiness, Fear, Feeling, Future, Melancholy, Nothing, Past, Remembrance)

"The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Happiness, Action)

"The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Poverty, Pretty)

"It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Poverty, Pretty)

"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Autumn, Dying, Gain)

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness, Life, Conviction)

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness, Life, Conviction)

"To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness)

"Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness, Men, Children, Misery, Nothing, Old)

"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Events, Unhappiness)

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Happiness, Health)

"People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Goal, Liberty, Pursuit, Race, Religious, State, Will)

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers."
- Francis Hutcheson
(Related: Happiness, Action, Numbers)

"God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness, God, Civilization, Choice, Medicine)

"Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness, People)

"You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, Habit)

"There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness)

"The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Self, World)

"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Fear, Shadows, Unhappiness, World)

"I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Happiness, Men, Man, Mankind)

"My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Time, Now)

"Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Punishment, Result, Reward, Suffering)

"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Time, Now)

"To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Happiness, Wisdom, Duty)

"Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Happiness)

"But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goal, Christ, Honor, Pressure, Will)

"How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure."
- William James
(Related: Happiness, Men, Fact, Gain, Motive)

"Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action."
- William James
(Related: Happiness, Action, May)

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Risk)

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Life, Happiness, Care, Destruction, First)

"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."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Men, Life, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Self)

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Americans, Care, Future)

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Occupation, Tranquility)

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

"Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Being, Body, Mind)

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Happiness, Love, Garden)

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Happiness, Gardens, Strangers)

"It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses."
- Sarah Orne Jewett
(Related: Happiness, People, Nothing, World)

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."
- Henry St. John
(Related: Happiness, Health, Society, Body, Liberty, Man, Pleasure)

"I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Happiness)

"Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Enemy, Liberty, Poverty)

"Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Equality, Happiness, Enjoyment, Pleasure)

"There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Happiness, Man, Misery, Nothing)

"There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, People, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Man, Nothing)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Hope)

"I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Government, Happiness)

"Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Hope, World)

"When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Happiness, Children, Confidence, Day, Difference, Joy, Night, School, Self, World)

"I often think you bring unhappiness on yourself, because if you don't like yourself very much, you allow yourself to be influenced by people who reinforce that."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: People, Unhappiness)

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Friends, Worth)

"The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Meaning, Sadness, Word)

"In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Possibility, Theory)

"Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judges, Man, Possession, Satisfaction)

"Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Happiness, Running)

"Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Happiness, Morality, Doctrine, May)

"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Happiness, Imagination, Reason)

"I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Happiness, Love, Peace, May)

"Your destiny is my destiny. Your happiness is my happiness."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Happiness, Destiny)

"Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Happiness)

"Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Dreams, Happiness, Love)

"Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Power, Dance, Caring, Children, Limits, Result, Unhappiness)

"If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Happiness, Self)

"You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Happiness, Money, Unhappiness)

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Success, Difficulties, Joy, Lies)

"True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Purpose, Fidelity, Self)

"No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Man, Right)

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Idea, Purpose, Fidelity, Self, Wrong)

"No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Right)

"I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Happiness, Health, People, Opportunity, Goals, Want)

"You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Right)

"When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Happiness, Control, Desire, Future)

"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."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Happiness, Being, Lies, Man, Thinking)

"I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Happiness, Life, Money, Thought, Clothes, Sense, Spiritual)

"I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Family, Happiness, Friends)

"We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Time, Happiness, Nation, Public)

"This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Happiness, Success, Failure)

"Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Happiness, Gratitude)

"The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Happiness, Temple, Laughter, Sound)

"Happiness is the longing for repetition."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Happiness, Longing, Repetition)

"Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness."
- Harold Kushner
(Related: Happiness, People, Caring, Feeling, Risk, Running)

"Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Happiness, People, Dream, Opportunity, Children, Giving)

"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Attitude, Will)

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Happiness, Actions)

"I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Blame, Guilt, Husbands, Unhappiness)

"Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Happiness, Grief)

"I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Success, Happiness, Life)

"Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Happiness, Men, Goodness)

"Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Happiness, Time, Comedy, Sadness, Tragedy)

"I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

"The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do."
- Ring Lardner
(Related: Happiness)

"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"
- Philip Larkin
(Related: People, Popularity, Unhappiness, Writing)

"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Happiness, People, Contentment, World)

"The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Depression)

"Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else."
- Harry Lauder
(Related: Happiness, Time, World)

"I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Happiness, Moments, Self)

"I never was someone who was at ease with happiness."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Happiness)

"All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness."
- William Law
(Related: Happiness, God, People, Desire, Will)

"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)

"So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Business, Life, Rest, Unhappiness)

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy."
- Ursula K. LeGuin
(Related: Happiness, Time, Joy, Reason)

"You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Happiness, Mother)

"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Happiness, Experience)

"Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Unhappiness)

"Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Happiness)

"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Happiness, Affection)

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Happiness, Peace, God)

"I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Government, Happiness, Life, Success, Force, Liberty, Pursuit, Succeed, Want)

"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Happiness, Humor, Courage, Strength, Sense, Will)

"For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Happiness, Despair, Joy, Needs, Security, Spring)

"We are selling dreams. We are merchants of happiness."
- Bernard Loiseau
(Related: Happiness, Dreams, Selling)

"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!"
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Day, Deed, Treasure, Word)

"Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Happiness)

"The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life."
- Lucan
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men, Death, Gods, May)

"I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Happiness, Baby, Friends)

"Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Money, Happiness, Being)

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me."
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad
(Related: Happiness, Being, Famous)

"Money cannot buy happiness."
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad
(Related: Happiness, Money)

"My life has run from misery to happiness."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Happiness, Life, Misery)

"Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Happiness, Fame)

"I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Happiness, Fame, Want)

"It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Business, Happiness, People, Knowledge, Desire)

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Idea, Virtue, Liberty, Will)

"A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States."
- James Madison
(Related: Happiness, Liberty, states, United)

"Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness)

"An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness, Act, Goodness, Reward)

"We possess only the happiness we are able to understand."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness)

"To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Soul, Unhappiness)

"Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Life, Chance, Disaster)

"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness, Duty, First)

"I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Life, Peace, Soul, Knowledge, Character, Innocence)

"Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Happiness, People, Law)

"A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness of some kind or other in the country that is deserted."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Country, Deserted, Unhappiness)

"We must have 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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Act, Living, Risk)

"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goals, Environment, Obstacles, Problems, Satisfaction)

"The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness."
- Heinrich Mann
(Related: Happiness, First, Reason)

"Happiness? No, it's not there for me."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Happiness)

"Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness."
- Jean-Paul Marat
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Marriage, Happiness, Stability)

"Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Happiness, Fate, Man, Prosperity)

"There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Happiness, Duty, May)

"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

"Happiness is being on the beam with life - to feel the pull of life."
- Agnes Martin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being)

"The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Happiness, Religion, People, First)

"Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss."
- George Mason
(Related: Happiness, Life, Baby, Misery, Misfortune)

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Happiness, Work, Day)

"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Happiness, Men, Character, Suffering)

"Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind."
- Daphne du Maurier
(Related: Happiness, Quality, Thought, Mind, Possession, State)

"The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Happiness, First, Meditation, Past)

"Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Happiness, Compassion, Fool, Self)

"Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Marriage, Music, HusbContent, Friends, Laughter, Unhappiness)

"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Goal, Being, Dignity, Emotion, Identity, Joy, Worth)

"It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Government, Happiness, Law, Liberty, Will)

"Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Happiness)

"While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Happiness, Father, People, Progress, Failure, Hope, Disappointment, Promise)

"Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Happiness, Curiosity, Secrets)

"Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Happiness, Love, Men, Peace, Compassion, Earth, Light, Will)

"Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Happiness)

"I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Happiness, Success, Causes, Desire, Fact, Nothing, Now, Order, Trouble, Wrong)

"Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Happiness, Kiss)

"Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Happiness, Success, Being, Content, Want)

"Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!"
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Money, Happiness, May)

"When ambition ends, happiness begins."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Happiness, Ambition)

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Happiness, Balance, Harmony, Order)

"When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Key, Perfection, Want)

"Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Happiness, Events, Mind, Tides)

"I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Happiness, Life, Music, Being, Day)

"Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Actions, Pain, Pleasure, Right, Wrong)

"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness)

"Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Mankind)

"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Happiness, Money, Misery)

"I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?"
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Happiness, Americans, Emotions, Sophistication, Tragedy)

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Beauty, Happiness)

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Happiness, Moments)

"It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Work, Happiness, Labor, Years, Youth)

"Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Happiness, Eyes, Feet, Light, May)

"False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Happiness, Men)

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Happiness)

"It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Happiness, Intellect, Nothing, Obvious, Saying, State, Worth)

"The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up."
- Charles Morgan
(Related: Art, Change, Happiness, Being, Living)

"I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that thats not really what happiness is."
- Alanis Morisette
(Related: Happiness, People, Order)

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life."
- William Morris
(Related: Happiness, Life, Interest, Lies)

"For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Happiness, People, Hope, America, Faults, Mankind, Sense, Want)

"I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Happiness, Sadness)

"I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Death, Happiness, God, Opportunity, Key, Learning)

"The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Happiness, American, Moods, Pursuit, Trying, Youth)

"I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Happiness, Joy)

"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Happiness, Being, Consciousness, Self)

"The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Man, Mercy, Property, Quarrels, World)

"There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Happiness, Day, Sorrow)

"Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Performance, Religious, Service)

"The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Happiness, Control)

"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Happiness, Conscience)

"Happiness is having a scratch for every itch."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Happiness)

"My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Happiness, Soul, Country, Glory, Sin)

"Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Happiness, Principles)

"We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Help, Suffering, Unhappiness)

"Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Dreams, Happiness, Politics, People, Community)

"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Happiness, Life, Man)

"People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: Happiness, Success, People, Actor, Day)

"The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- Frank Norris
(Related: Happiness, Life, Truth, People, Liberty, Pursuit, Right)

"Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Love, Happiness, Sacrifice, Feeling)

"I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Happiness)

"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Bed, Flowers, Lovers, Now, Sleep)

"I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Happiness, Love, Cleanliness, Drama, Faces, Sadness, Walking)

"What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?"
- Margaret Oliphant
(Related: Happiness, Pain)

"Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Happiness, Eye, Harvest, Quiet)

"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."
- George Orwell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men)

"Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
- George Orwell
(Related: Happiness, Acceptance)

"It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Happiness, Infidelity, Man)

"Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?"
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Happiness, Eating, Garden)

"The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Happiness, Being, Open, Risk)

"Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Happiness, God)

"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Imagination, Beauty, Happiness, Justice, World)

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
- Linus Pauling
(Related: Happiness, Life, Curiosity, Satisfaction)

"When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away."
- Anna Pavlova
(Related: Happiness, Success, Thought, Wrong)

"The right to happiness is fundamental."
- Anna Pavlova
(Related: Happiness, Right)

"Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits."
- Anna Pavlova
(Related: Happiness, Life, May, Wishes)

"For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind."
- James Payn
(Related: Happiness, Future, Rights, Man, Meeting, Mind, Preparation, Will)

"Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Happiness, Life, Victory, Fighting)

"If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Happiness, Day, Will)

"Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own."
- Johann Pestalozzi
(Related: Happiness, Man, Right)

"Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Happiness, Character, Will)

"If happiness truly consisted in 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
(Related: Happiness, American, Care, Freedom, Man, Woman)

"Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind."
- Philo
(Related: Happiness, People, Cities, Countries, Mind, Nations)

"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Happiness, Time, Work, Life, Hate, Pleasure, Will)

"I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Money, Success, Happiness, Being, Fact, Job, Now, Television, Theater, Will)

"I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Happiness, Money)

"It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him."
- Max Planck
(Related: Happiness, Success, Truth, Possession)

"A good education is another name for happiness."
- Ann Plato
(Related: Education, Happiness, Name)

"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom."
- Plato
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom, Men, Character, Living, Man, Moderation)

"Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class."
- Plato
(Related: Happiness, Class, State)

"Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Happiness, Materialism, Meaning, Will)

"Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself."
- Plutarch
(Related: Happiness)

"Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work."
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Work, Reality)

"Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Family, Happiness, Peace, Fear, Country, May, Prosperity)

"Happiness: a way station between too little and too much."
- Channing Pollock
"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Happiness, Truth, Virtue, Man)

"When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers."
- George Porter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Science, Coffee)

"It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family."
- George Porter
(Related: Family, Happiness, Work, Home, Time, Wife, October, Students)

"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 Porter
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Light, Losing, May)

"Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, People, Cause, Evil, Fact, Perfection, Unhappiness)

"Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Misery, Suffering, Unhappiness, World)

"An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Government, Happiness, Peace, Being, Order)

"Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it."
- Jacques Prevert
(Related: Happiness, Forget)

"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Happiness, Delight)

"The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony."
- V. S. Pritchett
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Happiness, Purpose, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Happiness, Body, Grief, Mind)

"There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Men, Benevolence, Cause, Charity, Harm, Unhappiness)

"Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you."
- Aron Ralston
(Related: Happiness, Love, Peace, Honor, World)

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Values, Consciousness, State)

"Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you."
- Prem Rawat
(Related: Happiness, Lies, Treasure)

"The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Happiness, May)

"In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it."
- Rex Reed
(Related: Happiness, Hollywood)

"Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Happiness, Life, Aggression, Certainty, Mystery, Principles, Pursuit, Terror)

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Happiness)

"Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Choice, Destiny, President, Running)

"As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Happiness, Future, Man, Misery)

"The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world."
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Related: Life, Happiness, Applause, World)

"I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Life, Morality, Action, Force, Weakness)

"My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Audiences, Therapy, Unhappiness)

"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Money, Happiness, People, Key)

"You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Happiness, Love, Want)

"Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Happiness)

"According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Happiness, Sympathy, People, Pleasure, Will)

"In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Love, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Happiness, Men, Fortune, Misery, Temper)

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Design, Happiness, Future, Present)

"Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Giving, Joy)

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Goal)

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Effort, Joy, Lies)

"There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Money, Happiness, Old, Saying)

"My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Happiness, Today)

"You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Happiness, Success, Opinion, World)

"Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Happiness)

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it."
- David Lee Roth
(Related: Money, Happiness, Right)

"Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Bank account)

"We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Peace, Father, Wife, Friend, Language, Losing, Man, Name, Unhappiness)

"The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Happiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Work, Achievement, Satisfaction)

"Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition."
- Arthur Rubinstein
(Related: Happiness, People)

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
(Related: Happiness, State, Traveling)

"Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Hope, Man)

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Interest)

"The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Fact, World)

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Love, Caution)

"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Want)

"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Change, Happiness, Hope, Enjoyment, Man, Needs)

"Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, People, Contempt, Disguise, Hatred, Race)

"Anything you're good at contributes to happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness)

"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 a paradise in a few years."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, People, Paradise, Today, Unhappiness, World, Years)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Circumstances)

"I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Time, Possibility, Discovery, Talk)

"The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Reason)

"If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Gain, Ignorance, Man, Opinion, Will)

"Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Happiness, Life, Men, Desire, State)

"We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Happiness, Liberty, Pursuit)

"Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution 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."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Happiness, Men, Life, Constitution, Country, Rights, Ideals, Liberty, Pursuit, Today, United)

"There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people."
- Anwar Sadat
(Related: Happiness, People)

"Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Happiness, Imagination, Work)

"Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Lies, Vice)

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Happiness, Deeds, Joy, Zest)

"Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Happiness, Love, Time, Mind, Moments, Nothing)

"I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Happiness, Tragedy)

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
- George Sand
(Related: Happiness, Love, Life, May)

"Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness."
- George Sand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, People)

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
- George Sand
(Related: Happiness, Love, Life)

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Happiness)

"A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judgment, Miscellaneous, Reflection, Will)

"Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Character)

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Existence)

"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Beginning)

"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Patience, Spirits, Unhappiness)

"Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Work, Mind, World)

"How can you tell somebody whose is pursuing happiness that they're somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made?"
- Dan Savage
(Related: Happiness, America, American, First, Promise)

"I don't think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing."
- Dan Savage
(Related: Happiness, Sin)

"The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Happiness, Discovery, Humanity)

"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
- Elsa Schiaparelli
(Related: Happiness)

"The will of man is his happiness."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Happiness, Man, Will)

"Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Values, Dignity, Honor, Meaning, Pride, Principles, Temptations)

"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Health, Sacrifice)

"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Boredom, Enemies, Pain)

"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Time, Chance, Lent, May, Possession)

"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 Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Money)

"You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Happiness, Truth)

"The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Fool, Man, Misfortune, Unhappiness)

"My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art."
- Clara Schumann
(Related: Art, Happiness, Imagination, Living)

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Happiness, Health, Memory, Nothing)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Happiness, Love, Success, Successful, Key, Will)

"The most simple things can bring the most happiness."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Happiness)

"Where fear is, happiness is not."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Happiness, Fear)

"Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom, Man, Needs, Nothing, Will)

"There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Courage, Man, Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Happiness, Dependence, Future, Present)

"With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Wealth, Attention, Complaint, Consideration, First, Grave, Obstacles, Respect)

"The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Happiness, Government, Society, End, Protection, Security, State, states, United, Welfare)

"But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Happiness, Eyes, Man)

"There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true."
- Fiona Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Money, Ireland)

"Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy."
- Fiona Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Irish, Joy, Nothing)

"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Right)

"Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Greatness, May)

"It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Heart, Beginning, Boats, End, Feeling, Nothing, Pain)

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing."
- George A. Sheehan
(Related: Happiness, Pleasure)

"So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Happiness, Creativity, Years)

"The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Leadership, Purpose, Man, World)

"What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Pleasure, Unhappiness)

"It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy."
- Philip Sidney
(Related: Happiness)

"I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering."
- Norodom Sihamoni
(Related: Happiness, Suffering, Will)

"Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Profession, Unhappiness, Vocation, Writing)

"Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money."
- Neil Simon
(Related: Money, Happiness)

"There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment."
- Sivananda
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, End)

"God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, God, Being, Children)

"Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, Actions, Care, Misery, Principles)

"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Laughter, Sadness)

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"
- Adam Smith
(Related: Happiness, Health, Conscience, Debt, Man)

"Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Happiness)

"Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Happiness, Life, Misery, Trifles)

"Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Health, Men, Happiness, Soul, Growth, Contentment)

"What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?"
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Joy, Unhappiness, Years)

"Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Happiness, Taste, Wine)

"A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Health, Happiness, Conscience)

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Existence)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it."
- Carrie P. Snow
(Related: Happiness, Pursuit)

"Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way."
- Sophocles
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom)

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."
- Sophocles
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom)

"When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse."
- Sophocles
(Related: Happiness, Man)

"Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Happiness)

"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Happiness, Love, Quality, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is a virtue, not its reward."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Reward)

"Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Happiness)

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Happiness)

"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Happiness, Feelings, Action)

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."
- Freya Stark
(Related: Happiness)

"To describe happiness is to diminish it."
- Stendhal
(Related: Happiness)

"Power, after love, is the first source of happiness."
- Stendhal
(Related: Happiness, Love, Power, First)

"A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness."
- Stendhal
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Man, Principles, Will)

"Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose."
- John Stossel
(Related: Happiness, Purpose)

"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Happiness, End)

"No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Happiness, Fame, Mankind)

"I have kids and I want to have a long life and there are certain things that are conducive to that and certain things that aren't. I've opted for the road of happiness and long life."
- Ethan Suplee
(Related: Happiness, Life, Kids, Road, Want)

"The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Intelligence, Peace, Heaven, Reason)

"How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy."
- Paul Sweeney
(Related: Happiness, Country, Fortune, Living, Tragedy)

"I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Happiness)

"The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Happiness, Constitution, Pursuit)

"Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Happiness, Children, Living, Now)

"Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Crime, Sensibility, Unhappiness)

"So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some."
- Booth Tarkington
(Related: Happiness)

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Absence, Man)

"That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others."
- James Thomson
(Related: Happiness, People, Idea)

"The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Faith, Happiness)

"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Happiness, Life, Value)

"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage."
- Thucydides
(Related: Happiness, Courage, Freedom)

"Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness."
- James Thurber
(Related: Confusion, Thinking, Unhappiness)

"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Happiness, Nature, First, Man)

"It was a joy to be a part of the team that created Round The Horne. I was involved with the show at a time of my life when I was very happy., and that happiness overflowed into the scripts."
- Barry Took
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time, Joy)

"When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me."
- Pia Toscano
(Related: Family, Happiness, Fact, First, Tears)

"The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who has had a mental illness in the last 10 years. It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty - which also ranks highly."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Illness, Poverty, Unhappiness, Years)

"Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Politics, Happiness, Challenge, Water, Word)

"Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Government, Happiness, Money, Progress, Goal, Now)

"Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Happiness, Time, People, Causes, Now, Unhappiness)

"Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Happiness, Money, Inequality, Poor, State)

"It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Happiness, People, Joy, Now, Observation, Pain, Pretty)

"Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Happiness, Fear, Will)

"To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Happiness, Imagination, Present, World)

"More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Happiness, Company, Misery)

"It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Happiness, People)

"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Happiness, Love, End, English)

"As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Happiness, Life, Respect)

"Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Identity, Mankind, Posterity)

"There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Happiness, People)

"There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Love, Happiness, Man, Suffering, World)

"Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Money, Happiness, Research, Study, Will)

"The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Happiness, Life, Charity, Constitution, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit)

"Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Happiness, Fashion, Fun, Medicine)

"I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Happiness, People, Poor, Woman)

"While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time, God, Habit, Liberty, Pursuit)

"It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Happiness, Fulfillment, Pursuit)

"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
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Love, Gratitude, Grace, Living, Spiritual)

"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Happiness, People)

"Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life."
- Hugh Walpole
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Happiness, Determination, Circumstances)

"Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Being, Principles, Understanding)

"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Happiness, Attitude, Determination, Circumstances, Mind)

"Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Happiness, Anxiety, Decisions, Struggle, Years)

"Happiness is an inside job."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Happiness, Job)

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
- George Washington
(Related: Happiness, Duty)

"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Circumstances, Misery)

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Happiness, Circumstances, Misery)

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Circumstance, May, Misery, Unhappiness)

"And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Discovery, Reason)

"I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Happiness, Play, Pursuit)

"If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied."
- George Westinghouse
(Related: Happiness, Work, Man, Welfare)

"Happiness is no laughing matter."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Happiness)

"So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Happiness, People, Character)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Happiness, Cause)

"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon."
- Billy Wilder
(Related: Happiness)

"When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Happiness, God, Being, Misery, Understanding)

"People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Happiness, People, Obstacles)

"History shows that our way of life is the stronger way. From it has come more wealth, more industry, more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: History, Life, Happiness, Wealth)

"The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that which of right belongs to free labor, and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race."
- David Wilmot
(Related: Happiness, Labor, Race, Right, Support)

"Happiness doesn't depend on how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have."
- Tom Wilson
(Related: Happiness)

"A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose."
- Tom Wilson
(Related: Happiness, Right, Smile)

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."
- Elsie De Wolfe
(Related: Happiness, Home, Men, Guests, May, Personality)

"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Man, Mistakes)

"I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Happiness, Life, Sex, Liberty, Pursuit, Right)

"I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Government, Happiness, Rights, Voice)

"If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use."
- John Woolman
(Related: Love, Happiness, Children, Delight, Goodness, Parents)

"A face is too slight a foundation for happiness."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Happiness)

"There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ignorance, Nothing, Vanity, Youth)

"We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Men, Happiness, Wealth, Forget, Labor, Nations, Production, Words)

"Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Marriage, Growth, First, Personal growth, Unhappiness)

"I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Happiness, Battle, Cure, Depression, Fight, Wonder, Worth)

"It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Happiness, Work, Life, Musicians)

"Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Happiness, People, Applause, Nothing, Praise)

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Happiness, Growth, Virtue, Pleasure)

"Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy."
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(Related: Happiness, Hardship, Hell, Sorrow, Will)

"The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Soul)

"Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Fulfillment)

"What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Money, Happiness)

"Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself."
- James Van Der Zee
(Related: Happiness)

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Happiness, Absence)