Happiness Quotes

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

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

For there are some people who can live without wild things about them and the earth beneath their feet, and some who cannot. To those of us who, in a city, are always aware of the abused and abased earth below the pavement, walking on the grass, watching the flight of birds, or finding the first spring dandelion are the rights as old and unalienable as the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.

Louise Dickinson Rich†

I... thanked the Author of my being for the gift of that wild forest, those green mansions where I had found so great a happiness!

William Henry Hudson
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