Happiness Quotes

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt

Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

C.S. Lewis

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.

Dr. Smiley Blanton

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietyly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.

John J. Ingalls

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.

Gretta Brooker Palmer

The object of living is work, experience, happiness

Henry Ford

That action is best which provides the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

Francis Hutcheson

Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

Linus Pauling

Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us.

George Allen

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.

Orison Swett Marden

Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earth

William McKinley

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere.

Dalai Lama

I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happinessÖ

Dalai Lama

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.

Og Mandino

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Happiness is not having what you want, it's wanting what you have.

Anon

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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness doesn\'t depend on the actual number of blessings we manage to scratch from life, only our attitude towards them.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere.

Dalai Lama 1935

... the greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington 1731
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