Happiness

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
- Plutarch
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
- J. D. Salinger
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
- Bertrand Russell
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
- Lord Byron
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
- Deepak Chopra
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
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
- Andy Rooney
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
- Blaise Pascal
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
- Peter Drucker
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
- Alexandre Dumas
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
- Carl Sandburg
Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
- Marquis de Sade
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
- Friedrich Schiller
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
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
- Ben Jonson
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
- Andre Gide
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- Ogden Nash
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
- Anatole France
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
- Sydney J. Harris
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
- Euripides
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
- Ashley Montagu
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
- Desiderius Erasmus
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
The secret of happiness is something to do.
- John Burroughs
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
- Sophocles
People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.
- Lucinda Williams
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
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
- Baruch Spinoza
If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.
- David Brainerd
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
- Rita Mae Brown
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
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
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
- Swami Sivananda
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
- John Stuart Mill
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
- W. H. Auden
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
- Don Marquis
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
- Sarah McLachlan
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
- Adam Smith
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
- Julian Casablancas
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
- Denis Diderot
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
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Happiness seems made to be shared.
- Pierre Corneille
Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
- Henry Drummond
To buy happiness is to sell soul.
- Douglas Horton
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
- John Dryden
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
- George Sand
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
- Pearl S. Buck
Happiness does not consist in self-love.
- Joseph Butler
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
- William Ellery Channing
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