Happiness Quotes

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

Edward L. Bernays

Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had.

Willa Sibert Cather

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

John Dewey

The comedy is always the same. In the first act the hero imagines a place where happiness exists. In the second he strives towards that goal. In the third he comes up short or what amounts to the same thing he achieves his goal only to find that happiness lies a little further down the road.

James Branch Cabell

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Ingrid Bergman

The essence of love is getting out of oneself and into others. When we care less about our feelings, our rights, our happiness, our security, etc., and begin to concern ourselves with the feelings, rights, happiness, and security of others, we will have found the true power of love.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

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

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

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.


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

Christian Nestell Bovee
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