Happiness Quotes

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government

Aristotle

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things

Epictetus

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.

Buddhist Dhammapada

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.

Henry James

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.

Julia Roberts

We can give thanks for our health and happiness, the support we receive from our families and friends, some wonderful memories and the excitement that each new day brings.

Queen Elizabeth II

Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later. That’s like life: it is so precious because death is always beckoning.

Francis Bacon

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

Thomas Merton

Perfect harmony of body and mind are my key to personal balance and happiness.

Gabriela Sabatini

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Albert Camus

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

Thomas Merton

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony

Mahatma Gandhi

Worry doesn't help tomorrow's troubles, but it does ruin today's happiness.

Anonymous

Selfishness at the expense of others' happiness is demonism.

Henry Ward Beecher

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss

Goldsmith, Oliver

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De

There is no such thing as real happiness in life. The justest definition that was ever given of it was "a tranquil acquiescence under an agreeable delusion"--I forget where.

Laurence Sterne

Rob the average man of his life-illusion and you rob him also of his happiness

Henrik Ibsen

Happiness is a long walk with a putter.

Greg Norman

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan P. Smith

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.

Anthony Hopkins

In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary

Ernest Hemingway
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