Happiness Quotes

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert Heinlein

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen

Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.

Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Chuang Tzu

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

Confucius

Happiness is the overcoming of not unknown obstacles toward a known goal.

Unknown

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

Thomas Merton

Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.

Christian Nevell Bovee

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

Nicole Kidman

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse De Lamartine

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

Jean De La Bruyere

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys

Alphonse de Lamartine

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness

Erich Fromm

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.

Unknown

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

Vicki Baum

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.

Mark Twain

Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.

G. K. Chesterton

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

Marcel Proust

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

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

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

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Mary Lou Retton
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