Happiness Quotes

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Hugo Black

Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness.

Karen Nave

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.

Sydney Smith

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

But then to wake and find it flown, The dream of happiness destroyed, To find myself unloved, alone, What tongue can speak the dreary void? A heart whence warm affections flow, Creator, thou hast given to me, And am I only thus to know How sweet the joys of love would be?

Anne Bront

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

Helen Keller

A good government implies two things: fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.

James Madison

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.

E. F. Schumacher

f there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.

Voltaire

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Langston Hughes

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

Alfred De Musset

Money may not necessarily buy you all your happiness but it definitely improves many of your issues and challenges including who wants to marry you or at least wants to spend time with you.

Virendra Giri

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert Green Ingersoll
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