Happiness Quotes Quotes

The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed

James Madison

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

John Gunther

I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.

William Dean Howells

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

Arnold Bennett

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.

Henry Drummond

Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks -- no form of government can render us secure. To suppose liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.

James Madison

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

F. H. Bradley

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.

Artie Lange

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

Thomas Merton

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

If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.

Dalai Lama

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

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

William Feather

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon

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

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to becomre an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and at yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the sme process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of.

Norman Vincent Peale

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
Social Media
Our Partners