Happiness Quotes Quotes

Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth-few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery, but there is an admirable substitute for it... a contented spirit.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

Norm Papernick

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing

Whoever said money can't buy happiness wasn't spending it helping people who needed it.

Keshia Chante

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere.

Nicolas Chamfort

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

Happiness is not a reward / it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment / it is a result.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty.

Albert Camus

Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.

Albert Camus

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.

Albert Camus

The Ordinary Life: the misery seems planned, the happiness accidental.

Mason Cooley

Everything is what it is: liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or culture, or human happiness or a quiet conscience.

Sir Isaiah Berlin

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

Richard Bach

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.

William Godwin

I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs. These things alter an artist whether for the good or the better or the worse. It must alter him. The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desparation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon(painter)

A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honor de Balzac

If we take the opinion of experts of that field and follow his advises there are every chances of accomplishing that work easily and without much problem. Therefore we should follow such a path that leads to happiness and where there is no fear of going astray.

Yajur Veda

Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more.

Bryant McGill

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

Bryant McGill

Success is terrifying. Like happiness, it is often appreciated in retrospect. It's only later that you place it in perspective. Years from now, I'll look back and say, "God, wasn't it wonderful?"

Julie Andrews

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller
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