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The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

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.

You traverse the world in search of happiness which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions it is governed by our mental attitude.

Not necessity not desire - no the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health food a place to live entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls and we push it with our feet when it stops.

The more refined one is the more unhappy.

Hey I'm a Catholic deer hunter I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.

Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

They are clearly very much in love. It must be the end of a series of nightmare years for Camilla every day reading in the papers about being the mistress this and that. They are entitled to have their own happiness the same as everyone else.

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Unquestionably it is possible to do without happiness, it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

I'm just happy I'm not a phony.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.

Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.

I'm very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it - going around the world teaching the gospel according to St. Albert.

Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

I believe in the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice loving mercy and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

I'm mortified to be on the stage but then again it's the only place where I'm happy.

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.

Luckier than one's neighbor but still not happy.

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.

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.

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.

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.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little, we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

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.

True happiness is... to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future.

The cure that Baba has given us for this malady is service. Service slowly and steadily broadens one's heart bringing with it an unexpected feeling of happiness and it begins to transform the community around us as well.

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness, and he will never come to utter ruin.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.

Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy?

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

Happiness is a hard master particularly other people's happiness.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves or rather in spite of ourselves.

Happiness is a mystery like religion and should never be rationalised.

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.

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.

Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor but not for their folly.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.

Colin Powell

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.

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.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.

If a man will understand how intimately yea how inseparably self-control and happiness are associated he has but to look into his own heart and upon the world around ...Looking upon the lives of men and women he will perceive how the hasty word the bitter retort the act of deception the blind prejudice and foolish resentment bring wretchedness and even ruin in their train.

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life and who content with his life can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

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.

It is the harmony peace and mutual love between men and women that brings happiness and peace to the family. People want happiness in the family but they do not lead exemplary lives. The fault lies with both the husband and the wife.

Acting is happy agony.

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

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!

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.

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.

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

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.

Drink because you are happy but never because you are miserable.

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.

My life has no purpose no direction no aim no meaning and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

The truest greatness lies in being kind the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.

Happy happy Christmas that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.

Men who are unhappy like men who sleep badly are always proud of the fact.

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.

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

Travel safe and arrive happy.

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.

The secret of happiness is something to do.

We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support.

George Washington

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.

Benjamin Disraeli

You are happy that you have come on a pilgrimage here but let Me tell you one thing unless you control the stream of desire that springs in the mind this is just a wasted opportunity. If your wish is fulfilled you revere Me, if it is not you revile Me. That is how Desire debases you.

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Happiness may be defined as good fortune joined to virtue or a independence, or as a life that is both agreeable and secure.

What makes me happy is just curling up in with my mom in her bed and watching a marathon of 'CSI' and 'Grey's Anatomy' episodes with pints of ice cream.

I feel like I'm at a really happy good space.

I'm very happy for the city. The city is used to championships and I am as well.

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

If thou wilt make a man happy add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

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.

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Earl Nightingale

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one and not to strive towards it.

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

It is one of the most saddening things in life that try as we may we can never be certain of making people happy whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.

Thomas Huxley

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do something to love and something to hope for.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

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.

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Benjamin Franklin

I grew up as this very carefree happy kid then things turned darker for me. Maybe it was because I saw that the world wasn't as happy a place as I had hoped it would be for me.

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Whether happiness may come or not one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.

Every word that judges value is circular. 'Good' is 'right' is 'proper' is 'just' is 'good'. But check the examples and they're not circular at all: Every one says 'makes me happy'.

The world is so full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

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.

Mind prompts man to seek happiness and avoid misery.

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy but that we should make ourselves happy.

When we all walked in you could feel their spirits being uplifted like they felt very encouraged and happy that we were there. It was just real cool to see that. To be able to go back (to New Orleans) play a game there and be able to uplift them again that's special.

Kobe Bryant

not happy because Lance did them in front of their own birds.

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.

My son is healthy and happy so that's all that matters to me.

All who would win joy must share it, happiness was born a twin.

The best remedy for those who are afraid lonely or unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be quiet alone with the heavens nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

Anne Frank

Even when we have physical hardships we can be very happy.

I'm not happy all the time and I wouldn't want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time, he is not two men but one and he has saved not only his soul but his life.

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Happy is the hearing man, unhappy the speaking man.

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.

I'm happy with the way my career ended. I'm not going back

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.

Jim Carrey

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'

Steven Wright

The learned is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more.

Alexander Pope

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.


A sure way to lose happiness I found is to want it at the expense of everything else.

Bette Davis

There is no lonelier man in death except the suicide than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

Ernest Hemingway

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

I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.

Taylor Swift

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

Alice Walker

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretence of taking care of them they must become happy.

Thomas Jefferson

He who would be useful strong and happy must cease to be a passive receptacle for the negative beggarly and impure streams of thought, and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests so must he learn to command his desires and to say with authority what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul.

James Allen

Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

He who is not shy in the acquisition of wealth grain and knowledge and in taking his meals will be happy


Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

Deepak Chopra

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done the zest of creating things new.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.

Charles Spurgeon

The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy when you are really happy Joseph Campbell

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.

Warren Buffett

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

I am about to be married and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.

Little islands of human happiness peace and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I'm not even sure we can draw lessons from them.

Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food good shelter a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.

Dalai Lama

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.


The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Honore de Balzac

A good way I know to find happiness is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

Josh Billings

I feel very happy to be living in Berkeley because there are a lot of people who are politically active here.

Alice Walker

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

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

I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk I'm not happy. If I'm scared then I know I'm being challenged.

Jim Carrey

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our friends at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. They want your vote but they don't want you to know their plan.

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

Gustave Flaubert

Shop for security over happiness and we buy it at that price

Richard Bach

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

Bertrand Russell

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


You only want shares in good companies. And these are shares I'm happy to have 'cos this is one hell of a good company

Lance Armstrong

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

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way and the other is to let her have it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We become moral when we are unhappy.

Marcel Proust

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

They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.

Francis Bacon

We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

Happiness: a good bank account a good cook and a good digestion.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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.

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

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.

Woody Allen

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

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

Some say that happiness is not good for mortals and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one, a blight never does good to a tree and if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.

William Blake

It is by not always thinking of yourself if you can manage it that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself you will always be searching and lost

Richard Bach

Keep your home and its environs clean, it will ensure health and happiness for you and for society.

In this world whose family is there without blemish? Who is free from sickness and grief? Who is forever happy?


One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

No one is happy all his life long.


I would rather have been beaten up in the media than live a life that wasn't happy.

Kim Kardashian

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth is unhappy though he be master of the world.

The world is full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness, poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.

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

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

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.

Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.

Mason Cooley

I don't sing because I'm happy, I'm happy because I sing.

William James

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.

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

The important question is not what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

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.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Truth righteousness peace and love

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy which would be the case in a general state of equality.

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

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.

Except for the young or very happy I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joys and dividing our grief.

A man should always consider how much more unhappy he might be than he is

Joseph Addison

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

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Man needs for his happiness not only the enjoyment of this or that but hope and enterprise and change.

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

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Marcel Proust

Happy the people whose annals are vacant.

Believe me that was a happy age before the days of architects before the days of builders.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

Andre Maurois

I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.

Woodrow Wilson

I had rather have a fool to make me merry, than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!

William Shakespeare

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

Carl Sandburg

We're constantly striving for success fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

Ambrose Bierce

You can't be happy by doing something groovy.

Bob Dylan

I'm happy being myself which I've never been before. I always hid in other people or tried to find myself through the characters or live out their lives but I didn't have those things in mine.

Let the wise guard their thoughts which are difficult to perceive extremely subtle and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.


There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.


Over that time we've been happy with that investment but I've got to tell you I'm happier today. It's a dream deal.

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.


If your happiness depends on what somebody else does I guess you do have a problem.

Richard Bach

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

When ambition ends happiness begins.

Thomas Merton

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise than he was 6000 years ago.

Edgar Allan Poe

Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes.


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.


The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Bertrand Russell

Precepts or maxims are of great weight, and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Modesty and devotion to God are real jewels for woman kind. The feminine is the foundation on which a peaceful and happy world is to be raised.

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole and not that of any one class.


Never mind your happiness, do your duty.

Peter Drucker

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.

Victor Hugo

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.

Samuel Johnson

The happiness of society is the end of government.

John Adams

To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure and opportunity to do it is the key to happiness

John Dewey

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Robert Frost

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed or largely freed from the domination of outward conditions.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

Eric Hoffer

If our condition were truly happy we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.

Blaise Pascal

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.

James Madison

Simply put you believer that things or people make you unhappy but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

Carroll O'Connor

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.,

I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people being always excited, women wine fame the table even ambition sate now and then but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -- besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.

I'm happy to be alive I'm happy to be who I am.

Michael Jackson

We are not the same persons this year as last, nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we changing continue to love a changed person.

W. Somerset Maugham

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

The essentials to happiness are something to love something to do and something to hope for.

William Blake

Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.

Deepak Chopra

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.

Hunter S. Thompson

Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant of interest easy and where both meet happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship all the enjoyments of sense and reason and

Joseph Addison

Men want to make women happy.

Jerry Seinfeld

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

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.

Samuel Johnson

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

Cash never makes us happy but it's better to have the money burning a hole in Berkshire's pocket than resting comfortably in someone else's

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance order rhythm and harmony.

Thomas Merton

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

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