Happiness Quotes

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy

Gretta Brooker Palmer

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action

Madame de Stael

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

Ernie Banks

Happiness is not so much in having or sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Norman MacEwan

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand

I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happinessÖ

Dalai Lama

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are

Henry Van Dyke

True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates

Sarah McLachlan

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action

Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness is not pleasure, it\'s victory.

Zig Ziglar

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness

Ray L. Wilbur

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Clare Boothe Luce

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness

George Orwell

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle

Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others.

Meher Baba

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

The name of happiness is but a wider term for the unalloy'd conditions of the Pleasur of Life, attendant on all function, and not to be deny'd to th' soul, unless forsooth in our thought of nature spiritual is by definition unnatural.

Robert Seymour Bridges

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

Francis Herbert Bradley

I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.

Brandon Boyd

Man enjoys the happiness he feels, woman the happiness she gives. This difference, so essential and yet so seldom noticed, has a marked difference on the whole of their respective behaviour. A man's pleasure is to satisfy desires, a woman's is chiefly to arouse them.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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