Happiness

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
- Robert Staughton Lynd
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
- Alphonse Karr
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
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
- Joseph Roux
The right to happiness is fundamental.
- Anna Pavlova
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
We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
- Walter Savage Landor
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
- Leon Kass
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
There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.
- Jose Marti
There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
- Alfred de Musset
Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.
- Andrei Platonov
So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.
- Booth Tarkington
Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.
- Frank McCourt
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
- William Dean Howells
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
- Jim Rohn
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- Buddha
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
- Democritus
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
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
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
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
- C. S. Lewis
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
- Euripides
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
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
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
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
- William Morris
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
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson
Independence is happiness.
- Susan B. Anthony
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
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
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
- Thomas Jefferson
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
- Chanakya
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
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller
Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
- Arthur Helps
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
- Benjamin Franklin
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle
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
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey
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
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
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
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
- William Butler Yeats
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
- Henry David Thoreau
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