Happiness Quotes

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

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

Helen Keller

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

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.


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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