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Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. Nick Cave
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Immanuel Kant
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. Thomas Paine
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. William Bennett
Your typical business just measures the metrics that have to do with the profitability of the business one way or another. But you can have metrics that measure employee happiness and the morale. You can also do direct customer surveys; you can track it over time. You can do supplier satisfaction scores as well. John Mackey
No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup. Estelle
Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you. Prem Rawat
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing. Bo Bennett
I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness. Havelock Ellis
If there's one thing I've learned from traveling, it's that it is definitely more important how you are than where you are. You can say, 'Oh, I hate X city, I hate that country, or I prefer this city,' but it's a little bit up to you to find some kind of happiness. Viggo Mortensen
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've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness. Bethenny Frankel
The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected. William Hall
Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't. Yaya DaCosta
Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don't for a long time. John Leguizamo
The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness. Emanuel Swedenborg
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. Daniel Boone
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
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. Peabo Bryson
In my long life I have found peace, joy, and happiness beyond my fondest hopes and dreams. One of the supreme benedictions of my life has been my marriage to an elect daughter of God. I love her with all my heart and soul. James E. Faust
Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps. Ellen Pompeo
To live in the midst of suffering, which we do, we do, amid distress, and to keep some equilibrium in the midst of that - that would be happiness enough. Michael Leunig
Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. Clare Boothe Luce
When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for 'Popworld' and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness. Alexa Chung
To enter upon the marriage union is one of the most deeply important events of life. It cannot be too prayerfully treated. Our happiness, our usefulness, our living for God or for ourselves afterwards, are often most intimately connected with our choice. Therefore, in the most prayerful manner, this choice should be made. George Muller
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. George Burns
I am deeply grateful for the concern of all those who constantly prayed for my happiness. Princess Margaret
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. Euripides
Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world - and there clearly are - then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality. Sam Harris
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. Khalil Gibran
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness. Aldous Huxley
The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. Marguerite Duras
The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton M. Christensen
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri
I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world. Taylor Caldwell
The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly, or mean. Kevin DeYoung
Voting has not been tough for me, for the most part, because there's guideposts about what will bring about the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of people. Michele Bachmann
Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line? Amy Chua
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that's what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted. Kaui Hart Hemmings
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route. Charles Caleb Colton
Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night. Joyce Grenfell
Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive. Douglas Coupland
My books are love stories at core, really. But I am interested in manifestations of love beyond the traditional romantic notion. In fact, I seem not particularly inclined to write romantic love as a narrative motive or as an easy source of happiness for my characters. Khaled Hosseini
There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money. Kesha
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. Dale Carnegie
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. Christina Milian
Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people. Orison Swett Marden
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. George Bernard Shaw
It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will. Miuccia Prada
The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being. Virginia Postrel
We fear that this moment will end, that we won't get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete. Thich Nhat Hanh
Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic. Theodor Adorno
Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. Azar Nafisi
The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection. William H. Seward
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. W. Somerset Maugham
Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness. Shawn Achor
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Happiness is knowing and appreciating what you've got. I am very, very, very grateful for what, to me, is dead easy. Maeve Binchy
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. Don Marquis
Education, and I regret to say this as an educator, but there's no indication that education has a direct effect on happiness. Derek Bok
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness. Hermann Hesse
Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects. Joseph Butler
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. Thomas Szasz
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more. Herman Hesse
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness. Denis Diderot
One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity. Ezra Taft Benson
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. Lord Byron
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him. Max Planck
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell
The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness. Rutherford B. Hayes
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Henry Ford
When you're in love, you're so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have. Emily Blunt
If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world. David Brainerd
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. Johnny Carson
There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure - happiness is for all who strive to be happy - and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible - you - me - the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind - not a state of body. Douglas Fairbanks
Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable. Meir Kahane
One of my key realizations about happiness, and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists, given its emphasis in popular culture, is that outer order contributes to inner calm. More than it should. Gretchen Rubin
Everything was a song. Every conversation, every personal hurt, every observance of people in stress, happiness and love... if you could feel it, I could feel it. And I could write a song about it. Curtis Mayfield
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared. Charles de Montesquieu
My happiness is not dependent on others; it comes from within. Spiritual growth in a person is never encouraged, but it is important. I don't know why people want to judge others instead of doing their own thing. I firmly feel that I don't need to follow or live according to other people's rules. I like living life the way I want to. Sonu Nigam
The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations. Omar Bongo
The thing that's really cool for me about Miami Beach is you have this dichotomy between sunlight and family and happiness and innocence and then at night, darker, stranger mob conspiracy stuff sort of comes out. It seems like a storytelling engine. You can just keep writing about how those two worlds smash into each other. Mitch Glazer
My philosophy is very much to encourage my children to forge their own success and happiness, even though that will undoubtedly involve much more modest levels of wealth creation. John Caudwell
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness. Lord Byron
Learning by faith and from experience are two of the central features of the Father's plan of happiness. The Savior preserved moral agency through the Atonement and made it possible for us to act and to learn by faith. David A. Bednar
I'm not striving for happiness, I'm trying to get some work done. And sometimes the best work is done under doubt. Constantly rethinking and re-evaluating what you're doing, working and working until it's finished. John Zorn
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand
'm really proud of 'Sad, Sad World' because it manages to state a very complex paradox of an emotion that I experienced when I had children, which is this great happiness and this great intensity, but with that intensity comes a deeper understanding of the world. Jamie Cullum
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. August Strindberg
Government should enforce rule of law. It should enforce contracts, it should protect people bodily from being attacked by criminals. And when the government does those things, it is facilitating liberty. When it goes beyond those things, it becomes destructive to both human happiness and human liberty. Grover Norquist
Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. Anita Baker
There are as many forms of happiness as sorrow, though most prove fleeting. Felix Dennis
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Once I found professional happiness, it gave me time to think about other areas in my life in which I wasn't happy. The next obvious candidate for introspection was my marriage. Megyn Kelly
Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness. Ezra Taft Benson
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it. Holbrook Jackson
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness. Queen Victoria
Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money. Neil Simon
I think money helps us. It helps us. It's our - it's our exchange system. But it does not buy you happiness. It doesn't buy you health. Victoria Osteen
I'm constantly on the hunt for insights about happiness or ideas about how to be happier - which probably makes me a somewhat tiresome companion at times. Gretchen Rubin
The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides
Happiness and suffering are feelings - parts of our mind - and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must improve our understanding of the mind. Kelsang Gyatso
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. James E. Faust
Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness. James Stephens
Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life. Daniel Kahneman
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. Ambrose Bierce
The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness. Clayton M. Christensen
Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father. Barry Sanders
Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life. Emily Procter
Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on. Carrie Underwood
Sex is not a subject in my photographs, or would only be if it had to do with romance, sometimes vulnerability. The photographs are quite clearly about happiness, or search for happiness. Hedi Slimane
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
Joe E. Lewis said, 'Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves.' And that is how I feel about a film being well-received. Alexander Payne
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. Josh Billings
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness. D. H. Lawrence
If we want to talk about Gross Natural Product, we have to talk about the King of Bhutan's index of Gross National Happiness, too. Certainly I have found, as many travellers before me, that people in the poorest places are often the readiest to shower me, from an affluent country, with hospitality and kindness. Pico Iyer
That is how our marriage is working so well. My secret of happiness is keeping my contact to the minimum. Cyrus Broacha
Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it's a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life. Christie Brinkley
To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless. Stefan Sagmeister
For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. Thomas Bulfinch
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. Samuel Johnson
Nothing is harder to dramatize than happiness. Julian Fellowes
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long? Frederic Chopin
I keep mementos from everything I've done. I've got my cab driver's license from 'Happiness.' I've got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I've got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol... It's all in a box in the garage. Jared Harris
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Jane Austen
People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next. Chuck Norris
I always find the worst lies are told in relationships - I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone's feelings from being hurt. Kirsten Prout
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. John C. Maxwell
I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience. Debbi Fields
'Utopia' is a positive and constructive program that gives people the opportunity, if you can start all over again, start from scratch and create laws and make decisions, will you be able to build a society that is better than the one we have; will it be chaos or happiness. John de Mol, Jr.
As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus. Ioan Gruffudd
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. Daphne du Maurier
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn't-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week - and they work more in their free time, too. Gretchen Rubin
I learned to accept the audience's happiness for me, which is one of the hardest things for me to learn. Bette Midler
I've had an absolutely charmed life in every aspect of it. I do for my job what I would do for a hobby if it wasn't my job. Half the secret of happiness, I'm ecstatically happily married with three great kids, you know. It's been a blessed life. Graeme Base
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara de Angelis
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. Richard Bach
If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it. Evita Peron
There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid. Thomas Hood
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. John Dryden
With compassion you can die for other people, like the mother who can die for her child. You have the courage to say it because you are not afraid of losing anything, because you know that understanding and love is the foundation of happiness. But if you have fear of losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do it. Thich Nhat Hanh
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness. Sheryl Sandberg
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. Douglas William Jerrold
Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. David Sarnoff
My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart. Shawn Johnson
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama. Carmen Electra
When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers. George Porter
The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness. Rod Parsley
My parents were not very happy. They were very worried about me pursuing a career that even if I had talent might not give me the happiness and the success that they - any parent hopes for their child. Emmylou Harris
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! Lawrence G. Lovasik
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When we live the 21st-century good life, almost every aspect of it is predicated on not looking at the implications of what we're up to. Happiness at this point has a lot to do with not looking, so you don't feel complicit in some vast and awful enterprise. Paolo Bacigalupi
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle
I used to hold a unitary view, in which I proposed that only experienced happiness matters, and that life satisfaction is a fallible estimate of true happiness. Daniel Kahneman
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. Aeschylus
Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family. James K. Polk
Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness? Daisaku Ikeda
I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness. Nicki Minaj
I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense. Coretta Scott King
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. Lewis
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Sophocles
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. Samuel Johnson
The groundwork of all happiness is health. Leigh Hunt
I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. A. A. Milne
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. Bertolt Brecht
People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you're going to lose. You're just going to. Even if you get the money, you're not going to be happy. Gary Vaynerchuk
Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation. Amy Lowell
Each week, I post a video about some 'Pigeon of Discontent' raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the 'Bluebird of Happiness,' we're also plagued by those small but pesky 'Pigeons of Discontent.' Gretchen Rubin
With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue. Nassau William Senior
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. Tony Hawk
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. Oscar Levant
I always say: 'Share your happiness with the world, give other people that happiness and let it come back,' but some things make me question it. I don't know if I want some people to know that I am happy. I think a lot of people want to take it away from you, and that's really scary. Iggy Azalea
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. Bryant H. McGill
Through a long and painful process, I've learned that happiness is an inside job - not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I've become a different and better person - not perfect, but still a work in progress. Alana Stewart
No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it. Glenn Beck
When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. Debra Messing
There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game. Pete Rose
Making money is a happiness. And that's a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness. Muhammad Yunus
If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears. Anthony Storr
It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family. George Porter
I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it. Charisma Carpenter
True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others. William J. H. Boetcker
The mantra that you're given in Transcendental Meditation you keep to yourself. The reason being, true happiness is not out there, true happiness lies within. David Lynch
Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others. Henry Drummond
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. Henry Ford
The Creator of the seas, sands, and endless stars is reaching out to you this very day! He is offering the grand recipe for happiness, peace, and eternal life! Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam
It's no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness. Nevil Shute
To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained. Charles Inglis
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. Sophocles
The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness. Heinrich Mann
But the Grammys is just not something I can take too seriously. It would be a mistake to hinge my happiness on something so completely out of my control. Wesley Schultz
Working with Will Smith was one of the highlights of my career. He is so talented and has a tremendous work ethic. We are still friends, and I reach out to him and his partner to pitch ideas. He loves my mother. In fact, my mother was his son Jaden's acting coach for the movie 'Pursuit of Happiness.' Kim Fields
All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness. William Law
If you asked somebody, 'what do you wish for in life?' they wouldn't say 'happiness.' I would have answered 'excitement, knowledge,' God knows - I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not 'happiness'. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular. Connie Nielsen
Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market - I have so many vintage pieces from there it's unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules. Kaya Scodelario
The will of man is his happiness. Friedrich Schiller
In all of my looking at happiness, one thing I noticed right away is that the opposite of happiness isn't unhappiness or even depression, it's anxiety. It is something that can constantly block our happiness, or our chance to reach that sort of meditative state in our work or our home lives. Ariel Gore
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change. Friedrich Schiller
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
So even though I consider myself a fairly upbeat person, energetic and things like that, I never do very well on happiness tests. Barbara Ehrenreich
My books are about ordinary people, like you, me, people on the street, people who really have an expectation of reasonable happiness in life, want their life to have a sense of security and predictability, who want to belong to something bigger than them, who want love and affection in their life, who want a good future for the children. Khaled Hosseini
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling
The positive and negative states of being bring about action. They cause the loss of balance and of happiness. They cause the eternal revolutions - the changes that follow one upon the other. They explain why happiness cannot be achieved in time. Piet Mondrian
The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream. Steven Pinker
Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness. Alastair Campbell
You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger - all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy. Common
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. Fyodor Dostoevsky
I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite. Jamaica Kincaid
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being. Edward Gibbon
Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization. Louis D. Brandeis
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted. George Santayana
And perfect happiness? Man, that's a... the pool is about 92 degrees, the Jacuzzi is about 102 and an avocado farm. Jamie Foxx
The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually. Martin Seligman
There is no happiness outside of ourselves. Bryant H. McGill
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. Hugo Black
The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action. Madame de Stael
Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness. Jean-Paul Marat
Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat. Julia Roberts
We have to make our own happiness, and we have to make our own decisions and play the hand that is dealt to us. Maeve Binchy
The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness. Susan Cain
There are people who fly to the height of stardom in a single day, and then there are people like me. I used to have this ridiculous idea that I absolutely had to be a big, big movie star. Now all I'm after is happiness. Teri Polo
Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family. Dave Grohl
America is a mosaic not of groups but of individuals, each of whom carries a host of cultural influences, some chosen, some inherited, some absorbed by osmosis. That mosaic is held together by the pursuit of happiness, the most powerful mortar ever conceived. Left alone, it will long endure. Virginia Postrel
It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect. Daniel Keys Moran
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. Robert Staughton Lynd
Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit. John Grierson
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy. Parker Palmer
Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed. Henry James Sumner Maine
Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time. Daniel Kahneman
Education equals choices. I have been blessed with the choice to be anything I ever wanted to be, and I truly owe my happiness to my family and education. Aimee Garcia
I am quite miserable because I'm never satisfied with what I've got. You're always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness. Simon Cowell
Each person is living for himself; his own happiness is all he can ever personally feel. Harry Browne
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things. Timothy Ferriss
I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress. Lillie Langtry
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning. John Dewey
It feels good to know you contributed positively to another's life, to their happiness, to their survival. It gives us a sense of purpose. Joy Bryant
For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want. Ferdinand Mount
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth. Malcolm Muggeridge
I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that. Ashton Kutcher
The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness. Martin Seligman
When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life. Andrea Bocelli
Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain! Frederick William Faber
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison. Nathaniel Hawthorne
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith
I think depression creates in me an urgent need to write, but I also believe that daily stress, and even the positive 'stress' of intense happiness, can compel me to express myself through the written word. Francesca Lia Block
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. Sharon Draper
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not, as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money. Muhammad Yunus
This age thing is all up to you. It's like happiness is up to you. You just have to understand what it is before you get it. Elaine Stritch
I realised that you can go through times of extreme happiness, but if that happiness is not coming from a deeply rooted place, you will also be going through extreme lows of sadness. Katrina Kaif
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Agnes Repplier
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. Gertrude Jekyll
My aim in life isn't so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit. Charles Saatchi
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. Doug Larson
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. Douglas Horton
Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it. Simon Travaglia
Happiness is being on the beam with life - to feel the pull of life. Agnes Martin
There's often a discussion about, 'Well, how do we know what happiness is? Is it real?' I've always argued that all of us know that there's a huge difference between how we feel when we feel happy and when we don't feel happy. Helena Norberg-Hodge
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. Julia Ward Howe
While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure. Bryant H. McGill
There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow. Alfred de Musset
The eternal God - the infinite Jehovah - has done all he could do - even to the sacrificing his own Son - to provide a way for man's happiness, and yet they reject him, hate him, and laugh him to scorn! Elijah Parish Lovejoy
Happiness: a way station between too little and too much. Channing Pollock
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment. Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is definitely a priority in our household. That the kids are happy and everybody is comfortable. Self-esteem is very important. Tracy Pollan
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. Helen Keller
The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists - the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people - tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn't exist. Hal Sparks
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
Our life here on Earth has as its purpose precisely to prepare for our eternal happiness. This world is a large womb. It is a 'test' as all opportunities are tests. Peter Kreeft
For me, love is happiness and inspiration. Leona Lewis
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. Jeremy Bentham
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness. Gustave Flaubert
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher
Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. Irving Babbitt
Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine. Donatella Versace
Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness. Mason Cooley
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. James Madison
Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me. Frida Lyngstad
By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?' Alastair Campbell
There is no dramatic difference in happiness on the part of people who are wealthy. Deborah Norville
After the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanians were crazed with happiness. People who never met each other before hugged each other in the streets - convinced that tomorrow things would look different. Then came the many disappointments. Octavian Paler
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race. Bertrand Russell
Our idea of happiness, some of it, is very tied to the cult of celebrity: there is this golden, wonderful life that I want, and if I dress like that, I'm on my way there. Amanda Harlech
Don't depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That's when good things come around - when you do your own thing and you're not worried about a man. It will happen in due time. Keke Palmer
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. Norman Vincent Peale
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer
Happiness is the cessation of suffering. Nhat Hanh
Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all. Russell M. Nelson
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. Maurice Chevalier
I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus. Malcolm Muggeridge
Some of the natural world is appealing, some of it is terrifying, and some of it grosses us out. Modern people don't want to be dropped naked into a swamp. We want to tour Yosemite with our water bottles and G.P.S. devices. The natural world is a source of happiness and fulfillment, but only when prescribed in the right doses. Paul Bloom
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable. Anton Chekhov
I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming. Linda Evans
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. John Howe
An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke - although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness. Sonia Sotomayor
To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness. Thomas Traherne
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything. Norman Lear
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness. Charles Baudelaire
For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself. Herman Hesse
We live in this world of great promise, where everything seems to offer an unchanging final happiness, if we can only get enough of it. It is very intoxicating. Sharon Salzberg
Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you. Eugenio Montale
The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness. Richard Eyre
The ancient Greek view of happiness was really defined by leading a productive life: It's not about how much you have, it's about what you do with it. Karen Duffy
If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy
'American Horror Story' is dark, so you shouldn't be expecting too much happiness. Taissa Farmiga
I love acting. It's my playground; it lets me explore. But my happiness in this world, my level of peace, is never going to be dictated by acting. My goal in life is to detach from the egoic mind. Chris Evans
We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness. Mary Astell
The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. Benjamin Franklin
One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one's capacity for happiness, but also one's efficiency. Orison Swett Marden
I have kids and I want to have a long life and there are certain things that are conducive to that and certain things that aren't. I've opted for the road of happiness and long life. Ethan Suplee
Just because you're born in a privileged family and have money doesn't mean you're happy. Happiness you can't buy. Happiness is something you need to work for. Lapo Elkann
I'm an inherently happy person. It comes from the inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstance. Patrick Duffy
I'm happy to sacrifice a big pay cheque for my happiness, if that's not too corny a thing to say. It's probably more naive than mature to say that, maybe, but that's how I feel. Jack Gleeson
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. William Feather
I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That's a rather shocking responsibility. That we're responsible for our own happiness. It's not those around us. Natascha McElhone
It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business. Dolley Madison
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man. Samuel Richardson
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. Thomas Huxley
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness. Emile M. Cioran
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. Maxim Gorky
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose. Tim Jackson
Happiness is the first principle of life. Happiness basically means well-being. It is always good and always a choice... We need to make the choice to be happy in a particular situation, just as it is, and at a given moment. Alexandra Stoddard
We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That's a wealth that's priceless. You can't buy compassion. Herbie Hancock
I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America. Youssou N'Dour
Our cinema has evolved in last 60 years because we have made people happy through our films. The main purpose of our storyline is to spread happiness. Our cinema has an emotional connect. Anupam Kher
The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves. Henry B. Eyring
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. Logan Pearsall Smith
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction. Mortimer Adler
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. Joseph Roux
I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness. Mary MacLane
I am certainly not a good Muslim. But I am able now to say that I am Muslim; in fact it is a source of happiness to say that I am now inside, and a part of the community whose values have always been closest to my heart. Salman Rushdie
We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness. Nhat Hanh
Happiness is a light, an atmosphere, an illumination. It sets a personality. I always feel that it is a creation that is difficult for some and easy for others, but essentially an achievement, never an accident. Elizabeth Bibesco
Seek first what is true and of value, and then whatever happiness follows will be of the appropriate quantity and, more importantly, quality. Julian Baggini
Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life. Hugh Walpole
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it. Lupita Nyong'o
I'd rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don't have it. I make other people's problems my problem because they want me to; they ask me to. Brenda Fassie
Happiness, it's a small thing - just a very little thing. Michael Leunig
Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket. Robert Orben
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. Harold Kushner
Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk. Maurice Sendak
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. Mark Twain
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. Chuck Palahniuk
Because I am married to a surgeon, I do Botox and I do some fillers. But I truly believe that the best beauty secret is happiness. I know that sounds sappy, but I'm just telling you it comes from the inside and spreads out. The happier and more satisfied you are living your life, the better you will look. Heather Dubrow
The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights. Mike Crapo
It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you. Taraji P. Henson
You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness. Jada Pinkett Smith
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war. William S. Burroughs
Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them. Thomas Traherne
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. Euripides
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. Sigmund Freud
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau
I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue. David Hyde Pierce
Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine. Tryon Edwards
If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness. Leon Kass
Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination. Marquis de Sade
The days of the revolution now give place to the period of regular organization, liberty, and prosperity, which that revolution guarantees. Thus, when everything concurs for the pacification of internal troubles, the threats of the enemies of France must, in the face of the public happiness, appear even to themselves insensate. Marquis de Lafayette
In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we're all searching for. I haven't come across anyone who didn't become a better person through love. Marla Gibbs
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. Bertrand Russell
We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government. Paul Ryan
I don't focus on happiness as a goal or an end. Srikumar Rao
We need to have intimate, enduring bonds; we need to be able to confide; we need to feel that we belong; we need to be able to get support, and just as important for happiness, to give support. We need many kinds of relationships; for one thing, we need friends. Gretchen Rubin
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha
I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today. Tom Ford
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. Epictetus
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul. George A. Smith
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox
Happiness is boundlessly weird. Other people's choices often seem to delight them, where I would run screaming. Nick Harkaway
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour. Richard Eyre
We all have the same destiny. The difference is opening ourselves up to possibilities to joy, hope, and happiness along the way. Give yourself and others a chance to take advantage of what's out there and available. Diane Ladd
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told. Andre Gide
People don't understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does. Richard Gere
The problem is that, partly because we are women, a large measure of our happiness depends on our relationships - including, unavoidably, our relationships with men. Sandra Tsing Loh
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good. Walter Savage Landor
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. Baruch Spinoza
Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being. Marina Abramovic
A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. Suze Orman
I wanted Jesus in 'A.D.' to be very, very, very human - to have those qualities of vulnerability and doubt and pain and sadness and loneliness. Once the resurrection happens and we see that Jesus has risen, it's almost complete, right? It's all about the joy and the smile and the happiness and the closeness to the disciples. Juan Pablo Di Pace
Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you. Aron Ralston
It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later. George Foreman
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. Ashley Montagu
Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. Arthur Rubinstein
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it. Rachel Field
For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness. Matthew Stewart
Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same. Mel Gibson
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. William Butler Yeats
Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose. John Stossel
I don't want to risk my personal sanity or happiness, or my family, or the love of my life. That's a mistake. And I think a lot of people make that mistake, they're always kind of, like, seeking out the next thing that's gonna happen. Summer Phoenix
My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile. Jennifer Garner
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein
My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive. Horatio Nelson
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants. Jimmy Carter
I have come a long way and learnt a lot. I read this quote about a year ago: 'Happiness must not be pursued; it must ensue.' It's made me realise that just being married again or something like that won't make me happy; the happiness ensues from how we live our lives. Lucy Davis
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up. Mary Oliver
I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music. Janet Jackson
You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true. Andrew Sullivan
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning. William S. Burroughs
Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it's not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know. Eric Ripert
There is no guarantee what will give you happiness any which way. I know many married people who are unhappy. Sakshi Tanwar
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. Benjamin Spock
My mum brought me up to think that personal happiness is more important than your family. Gail Porter
In every human society, there is an effort continually tending to confer on one part the height of power and happiness, and to reduce the other to the extreme of weakness and misery. The intent of good laws is to oppose this effort and to diffuse their influence universally and equally. Cesare Beccaria
The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. Sidney Sheldon
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx
I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance - it's a silly thing to strife for. But satisfaction - if you seek satisfaction, you can succeed. Satisfaction is knowing that you're doing the best that you can do; you're living your life to the fullest. Lydia Lunch
I'm happy, so I just want to project that happiness through my music to make other people happy. ASAP Ferg
Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness. Ben Nicholson
The poor get bored the same as the rest of us. Their happiness might be as important to them as their health. Esther Duflo
To play someone who is who they are because of the happiness and contentedness that they've known in their life is interesting because of sort of how banal it is. Christina Ricci
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy. Philip Sidney
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful. Martin Yan
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. D. H. Lawrence
I've run into certain geniuses of individualism - they are very few and far between - who live their lives completely on their own terms; they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that. David Duchovny
Success can create more madness than happiness. Billy Ocean
My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. Nicki Minaj
The first country to adopt happiness as an official goal of public policy is the tiny little country of Bhutan in Asia near China and India. Derek Bok
I've learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it. Brene Brown
Regardless of what the naysayers believe about human interaction and social media, the data show us that the abundance of technology is actually increasing the abundance of happiness all over the world. Peter Diamandis
Happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera
As a teenager, rather than setting myself on a course to pursue fame (quite common growing up in L.A., the entertainment capital of the world), happiness, fulfillment, and spiritual enlightenment (also quite common), I skipped right on to trying to be successful. 'Let's just get on with it,' I felt. 'Onward' became my motto. Karen Finerman
Working hard is a great way to impact the world, to learn, to grow, to feel accomplished, and sometimes even to find happiness, but it becomes a problem when you do so at the expense of the people closest to you. Travis Bradberry
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. Swami Sivananda
From an early period, I had the happiness to rank among the foremost in the American Revolution. In the affection and confidence of the people, I am proud to say, I have a great share. Marquis de Lafayette
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness. Maurice Maeterlinck
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. Samuel Johnson
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. Storm Jameson
Few and far between are the books you'll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read. Michael A. Stackpole
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. Wayne Gretzky
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness. Dalai Lama
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. Princess Diana
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. Thomas Jefferson
Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven. Giraldus Cambrensis
Surveillance cameras might reduce crime - even though the evidence here is mixed - but no studies show that they result in greater happiness of everyone involved. Evgeny Morozov
I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not really what happiness is. Alanis Morissette
I get way too much happiness from good food. Elizabeth Olsen
So many people equate money and success with happiness, especially in the music industry. DJ Jazzy Jeff
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. Benjamin Franklin
I've worked on films where the budgets are almost limitless and you're in trailers that are bigger than a hotel room. You're taken care of and the food is amazing, the quality of the job is amazing and then you work on smaller things but it never dictates my happiness or my willingness to go to work. Dominic Monaghan
There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Henry Drummond
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five. Thomas Carlyle
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. Gary Larson
I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things. Bennett Miller
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure. Samuel Johnson
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all. Horace
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie
The thing we're all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we're very lucky. Mel Gibson
There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life. Karisma Kapoor
I really believe that being flexible and grateful contributes a lot to your happiness, which contributes to your health and contributes to your look. Christie Brinkley
As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list. Victoria Osteen
The mindset of chasing that next #1 record doesn't exist for me anymore. It's more about being a well-rounded entertainer than being a pop artist. Obviously, it would be wonderful to have a hit record but I don't base my happiness on that anymore. It's about the accomplishment of a project that satisfies me. I just want to enjoy the ride. Donny Osmond
You can run, run, run away from a lot of things in life, but you can't run away from yourself. And the key to happiness is to understand and accept who you are. Dale Archer
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. Pierre Corneille
I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success. Michael Landon
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Zhuangzi
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. Lydia M. Child
For women, the important ingredients for happiness are to forge an identity, serve the Lord, get an education, develop your talents, serve your family, and, if possible, to have a family of your own. James E. Faust
On a soap, happiness never lasts for very long! Chandler Massey
There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy. Chanakya
Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life. Alexander Smith
If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut. Josh Lucas
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. Sydney Smith
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther
Christianity is sustained by the knowledge that the object of man's life on earth is his development as an eternal being. Therefore, none of his expressions of life can be an end in itself, but must serve a higher purpose than the earthly life and happiness of the individual - or even than that of the race. Ellen Key
Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them. Don Marquis
Here is my prescription to heal all wounds. Watch the film 'Funny Girl' at least five times, eat at least 45 chocolate bars, and hang out with all those friends you blew off to hang out with your ex. I truly believe that, through a combination of Nutella, old pals and Barbra Streisand, we can achieve happiness and, very probably, world peace. Beth Ditto
I love being on stage. I'm completely, totally relaxed. It's the only time in my life when I know where I am and what's coming next. The other Robert Powell is probably fairly melancholic. Let's just say happiness isn't my default position. There are dark parts. I'm very good at it. I frighten people sometimes. Robert Powell
Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence. Maurice Maeterlinck
I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little. Rick Pitino
You need characters who want things. They want love, they want recognition, they want happiness. Candace Bushnell
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell
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
Like most people, I have several pet subjects - that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don't get me started on happiness, or habits, or children's literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to talk about it. Gretchen Rubin
Love is trembling happiness. Khalil Gibran
God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being. Red Skelton
Make space in your life, space for health and happiness. Kris Carr
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves. Joseph Butler
I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions? Joni Mitchell
It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us. Jonathan Mayhew
The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind. Annie Besant
There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that's really what gives life's true meaning. Ben Carson
The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
I love what I do, and I love doing it, and I love getting better at it. I just am not willing to risk... Much... to go on to the next level. I don't want to risk my personal sanity or happiness or my family or the love of my life. Summer Phoenix
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. Henri Matisse
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. Bertrand Russell
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I'm kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that's its own form of religion, and it's not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that. Win Butler
Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is! Dita Von Teese
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man. Oswald Chambers
The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. Ogden Nash
Gratification and happiness are becoming important measures of our quality of life. Charles Kennedy
Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness. Morena Baccarin
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hugo
It's dangerous to accept crisis as your baseline. It gets harder and harder to see the anti-crises that are so requisite to happiness: the quiet times, the crucial pauses - like those in a poem. Amity Gaige
Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us... While what we call 'our own life' remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make 'our own life' less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness? C. S. Lewis
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness. Mary Wortley Montagu
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. Audrey Hepburn
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization. Marquis de Sade
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell
An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects. Orson Pratt
Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity. Robert Trout
Happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others. Bar Refaeli
Happiness is fleeting - I think that's the main lesson I have learned. Cate Blanchett
If someone has children, the first thing they want is for them to be happy, and then become someone in life and all that. But the educational system, I mean always, not just now, creates competitive, successful people, and does not educate them to be happy. The problem is that success gives money, not happiness. The eternal problem. Jorge Bucay
Money can't buy happiness. Howard Hughes
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
It's a really skewed part of our culture that happiness is the end-all be-all. The people that force themselves to be happy all the time often end up being the most broken. Mary Lambert
At my aunt's funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn't be bound by the belief that I'm supposed to stay in anything - whether it's a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance - if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness. Jill Scott
Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got. Garth Brooks
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. John Stuart Mill
Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with. Ranbir Kapoor
There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating. Frederick Delius
Death just comes, not happiness. Because when you're trying to find happiness, you're trying to navigate a very, very murky minefield of distractions, of disappointments, of deceptions. That's why you have to work on happiness. Ian K. Smith
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year. Camille Claudel
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis
I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. Ted Nugent
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life. Martha Beck
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. Anna Pavlova
There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true. Fiona Shaw
It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness. Jules Verne
You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness. Percy Ross
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. Anatole France
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome. Nhat Hanh
Personally, it's a comfort and happiness to know that my work is taken seriously and is not marginalised and put in a box of ethnic immigrant writing in America. Dinaw Mengestu
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. John Dewey
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. Nana Mouskouri
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping . Dale Carnegie
People don't realize the great happiness there is in living to be very old and together all the time. Gunnar Myrdal
To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness. J. B. Priestley
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. Dennis Prager
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
I'm constantly tortured, and that's why I say happiness is irrelevant. Happiness is for children and yuppies. John Zorn
In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you've become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that's the height of intelligence. Alice Walker
Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates. Dag Hammarskjold
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. Stendhal
It's nonsense to say money doesn't buy happiness, but people exaggerate the extent to which more money can buy more happiness. Daniel Kahneman
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool. John Mason Good
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. William Morris
When 'happiness' eludes us - as, eventually, it always will - we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again. Richard Rohr
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus
While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sarah Vowell
Finding love is a fixation now, and that's because although romantic love can sometimes cause a lot of suffering, it can also give people peaks of happiness that come very close to our ideal of 'the happy state.' Francois Lelord
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish. Miguel de Unamuno
Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me. Tyler Perry
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. Gustave Flaubert
May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house. Islom Karimov
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. William Cowper
Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor. Isaac D'Israeli
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. Bertrand Russell
Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. Vittorio Alfieri
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell
Actual happiness is sometimes confused with the pursuit of it; and the most mindless and crass how-tos can get jumbled in with the modestly useful, the appealingly personal, and the genuinely interesting. Amy Bloom
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness. Merrill Markoe
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. Charles Caleb Colton
Having a loving relationship with our spouse or with our children is what leads to the long-term happiness we all seek. Clayton M. Christensen
Every age has its happiness and troubles. Jeanne Calment
Well, my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me, as well as being a real place, it's a place where people go to find something - to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache, and Australia has that, as well. Colin Hay
I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Hugh Laurie
What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning. Martin Seligman
Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror. Chris Bailey
I love acting. It's my playground, it let's me explore. But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting. Chris Evans
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. Francis Bacon
Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. J. Donald Walters
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck
What if I couldn't handle people's opinions of me? I know that shouldn't dictate a person's degree of peace or happiness in life, but the problem is, I chose a business saturated in judgment. Chris Evans
Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well. Charles Van Doren
You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people. Thich Nhat Hanh
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prevert
Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. Kathryn Minshew
My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn't want to ruin their happiness - even if that happiness is ignorance. Katy Perry
Life is about making your own happiness - and living by your own rules. Aimee Mullins
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified? Chuck Palahniuk
I enjoy acting, and it's given me a ton of happiness and it's affected my life and my family's lives in ways that we just can't imagine. Jay Baruchel
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States. James Madison
I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland. Islom Karimov
I'm a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome. Helen McCrory
My ultimate joy and happiness is being a wife and mother. Melissa Etheridge
From their teenage years on, children are considerably more capable of causing parents unhappiness than bringing them happiness. That is one reason parents who rely on their children for happiness make both their children and themselves miserable. Dennis Prager
Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. Saul Bellow
At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can't control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness. Holly Holm
The music is the message, the message is the music. So that's my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me - a little ministry called love and happiness. Al Green
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. Ernest Hemingway
I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment - something you don't create, you encounter. Yoko Ono
Ever since I was a kid, I've always thought it very important to be happy inside. There's a lot of bad things happening in the world, but it's important to try to stay happy and appreciate what you've got, and don't look externally for the happiness. Ana Ivanovic
There's no reason why children in inner cities or rural areas do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighborhoods. If we truly believe in giving all citizens a chance to pursue happiness and pursue their goals, then we cannot continue to marginalize entire groups of people. Al Sharpton
My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites. Diana Ross
Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss. George Mason
Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness. Louise Hart
Within the walls of our own homes, we can and should bear pure testimony of the divinity and reality of the Father and the Son, of the great plan of happiness, and of the Restoration. David A. Bednar
We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does. Mary Gordon
Marriage and being a mother are absolutely crucial to my happiness and my life. Keeley Hawes
I just want to say to women, 'Be yourself - it's the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that - and it takes a few heartbreaks - you can be happy.' Cherie Lunghi
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
Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge. Polly Toynbee
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. Baruch Spinoza
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem. Bill Vaughan
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. Greg Anderson
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. Andre Gide
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Red Skelton
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. Robert G. Ingersoll
There is a huge wave of interest in happiness among researchers. There is a lot of happiness coaching. Everybody would like to make people happier. Daniel Kahneman
Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It's such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace. David Lynch
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. Jose Marti
I wasn't handed college or graduate school or anything else on a silver platter. I had to work very hard, but I did it because I wanted to. That's the real key to happiness. I think unhappy people are those who feel that circumstances are forcing them into a pattern. Happy people are not slaves to the system. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. William Lyon Phelps
Happiness lies so far from man, but he must begin by daring to will it. Ellen Key
Happiness just doesn't happen. You have to force yourself. Stewart Rahr
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. John Mayer
This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us. Charles B. Rangel
Happiness does not consist in self-love. Joseph Butler
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in. Julie Christie
In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity. David A. Bednar
I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness. Marlee Matlin
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character. George Santayana
Year after year, the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers. Alfred Hershey
The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it. Elbert Hubbard
I'm not an overly material person. Sure, I like certain comforts in life. But buying a lot of 'things' doesn't produce happiness for me. Joe Mansueto
I think family, friends and a sense of community give you greater happiness than money. But, of course, one has to have a minimum on which to live. The joy I get from sitting around and having a laugh is immeasurable - much greater than anything that I have ever bought. Sanjeev Bhaskar
To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for. Hugh Laurie
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. Francois Fenelon
Being charitable provides a boost to your psyche that is tough to replicate in any other way. But note that although any charity will happily take your money, you can give in other ways and still reap the same happiness reward. Volunteering and donating your old or unused belongings have the same result. Jean Chatzky
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. Richard Bach
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Hosea Ballou
The first person who ever told me that happiness was work was this manic-depressive artist I knew when I was in my 20s. I was like, 'What are you talking about? Happiness just happens. That's even the root of that word. How could it be work?' Ariel Gore
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley
Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy. Jasper Carrott
There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease. Nelson Mandela
No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind. Charles Sumner
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. Napoleon Hill
Let a durable and firm peace be established and this government be confined rigidly to the few great objects for which it was instituted, leaving the States to contend in generous rivalry to develop, by the arts of peace, their respective resources, and a scene of prosperity and happiness would follow, heretofore unequaled on the globe. John C. Calhoun
I'm not sure about 'absolute' happiness, but I am happiest when I go to bed at night knowing that I tried to do my best that day. Donald Ray Pollock
Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind. Philo
U.K. psychologist Daniel Nettle thinks of happiness as a carrot on a stick, designed by evolution to show the right way, and also designed so that we will never permanently reach it. We likely would just sit around and eat sweet and fatty foods all day, and that is simply not in the interest of evolution. Stefan Sagmeister
You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can't expect years and years of it. Donatella Versace
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. Nhat Hanh
An actor's body should be full of emotions, whether it is happiness or sorrow, pain or joy, enraged or elated. Sonny Chiba
I think there are different kinds of happiness. We know when we're happy a lot of the time, but then there are those moments that have more of an afterglow, when the happiness has more depth. Ariel Gore
I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving. Alain Delon
If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter. Ezra Taft Benson
In Denver, I was a homebody, and that's a life I'd chosen with great happiness. I wanted that break from the arc lights and focus on building a lovely home, have some fun, look after my kids and do things that I had missed out on while pursuing my dream. Madhuri Dixit
I don't know why my smile has become a signature pose. I think it's a nice change. I think people want to see happiness, so a smile is what can bring that. I didn't make it my trademark on purpose. Arizona Muse
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. Benjamin Disraeli
Of how much real happiness we cheat our souls by preferring a trifle to God! We have a general intention of living religion; but we intend to begin tomorrow or next year. The present moment we prefer giving to the world. Adoniram Judson
I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about. Taylor Swift
The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I'm interested in happiness. Ruth Reichl
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not. Valerie Bertinelli
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin. Aeschylus
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Ovid
If there is an abiding theme in 'The Pursuit of Happiness,' it is the idea that you come into the world already shaped by other people's past histories. Douglas Kennedy
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself. Sam Levenson
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. Bil Keane
I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty. Sylvia Kristel
Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles. Horace Silver
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. Henry David Thoreau
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite. Bertrand Russell
Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment. Irving Babbitt
I don't believe happiness comes out of material gain, for sure. Cary Fukunaga
What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain? Margaret Oliphant
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. Charles Caleb Colton
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. Albert Camus
We desire the good of the world and the happiness of the nations that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened... what harm is there in this?... these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the 'Most Great Peace' shall come. Baha'u'llah
To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of. Gilbert Murray
The data says that with the poor, a little money can buy a lot of happiness. If you're rich, a lot of money can buy you a little more happiness. But in both cases, money does it. Daniel Gilbert
The real problem with happiness is neither its pursuers nor their books; it's happiness itself. Happiness is like beauty: part of its glory lies in its transience. Amy Bloom
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. Elsa Schiaparelli
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. J. Donald Walters
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves. Franz Schubert
The thing is, when I had my first success it did coincide with the end of my first marriage, and because I went on to have a very, very unhappy two years, I don't think I equate career success with personal happiness. Rob Brydon
To me, the most important thing is happiness. Sheryl Swoopes
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. Brad Garrett
As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour. Anthony Trollope
To describe happiness is to diminish it. Stendhal
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him. Marguerite Duras
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy. Deepak Chopra
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. Louis D. Brandeis
Desire is individual. Happiness is common. Julian Casablancas
I think success is finding happiness! Everyone certainly has different goals in life, and things that are important to them, and also things that are not important to them. Meryl Davis
Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in. Dyan Cannon
I'm no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don't possess any secret wisdom. I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable. Janet Jackson
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. William Blake
Perfect happiness is knowing that everyone I love is healthy, safe, and content. Joy Fielding
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. William Ellery Channing
I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy. John Burroughs
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will. Thomas Aquinas
I don't know the true meaning of happiness. Jonathan Davis
One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness. Ramana Maharshi
We tend to think that employment is employment, and we don't ask the question: is this rewarding employment? Research establishes pretty clearly that typical notions of happiness - that more is better - really don't correspond to the way people think and feel. Michael Spence
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. John Barrymore
I have been very fortunate in my life. I have had a lot of happiness. I have a great family and I work a lot, and that's what I like to do. Danny DeVito
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. Alphonse Karr
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. John Buchan
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! Oliver Goldsmith
You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness. Tracy Kidder
When you take out individual initiative, individual responsibility, and the hope that every individual is born with, to better their lives, to climb the economic ladder, to pursue happiness, that is, in fact, a neoslavery. Niger Innis
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? Jonathan Safran Foer
He who avoids complaint invites happiness. Abu Bakr
Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness - or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' - might improve. Tom Hodgkinson
Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness. Ian K. Smith
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. Gilbert K. Chesterton
One way to express choice is through the market. Well-functioning markets provide choices and, ultimately, the ability to express one's pursuit for happiness. Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin
I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth. Pratibha Patil
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism. Bryant H. McGill
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. Thomas Jefferson
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt
The biggest problem is the funerals that don't exist. People call the funeral home, they pick up the body, they mail the ashes to you, no grief, no happiness, no remembrance, no nothing. That happens more often than it doesn't in the United States. Caitlin Doughty
Dance is something I really enjoy; it gives me a different kind of happiness, something more spiritual. Plus it's good exercise; I'm happy doing it, and it all shows! Madhuri Dixit
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert G. Ingersoll
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. Robert A. Heinlein
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
I'm actually tougher on myself as I get older. It's a vicious cycle. The things that are important in life are the things that you can't buy in life: love, health and happiness. I say that, and I believe that, and I try to live that. Criss Angel
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it. David Lee Roth
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. Maxwell Maltz
Work faithfully, and you will put yourself in possession of a glorious and enlarging happiness. Orison Swett Marden
If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing? Bo Bennett
I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men. Thomas Huxley
Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone. Andrea Corr
While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. Bo Bennett
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson
We make no greater voluntary choice in this life than the selection of a marriage partner. This decision can bring eternal happiness and joy. To find sublime fulfillment in marriage, both partners need to be fully committed to the marriage. James E. Faust
With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally. Jules Verne
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. Jeremy Bentham
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. J. Donald Walters
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. Ernest Dimnet
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. William Cowper
I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time. John Belushi
That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. Francis Hutcheson
I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness. Mary McCormack
While television is a good servant, it's a bad master. It can swallow up huge quantities of our lives without much happiness bang for the buck. Gretchen Rubin
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service. Marquis de Lafayette
Gamble, cheat, lie, and steal. Let me explain: Gamble for your best shot in life - dare to take risks. Cheat those who would have you be less than you are. Lie in the arms of those you love. And finally, steal every moment of happiness. Caitlyn Jenner
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. Andy Rooney
I've learned very, very, very clearly that money does not equal happiness or security, either. Damien Rice
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding. Winifred Holtby
That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel - the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind. Matthieu Ricard
To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures - if not happiness - its hopeful pursuit. John Updike
One thing I've been happy as peach pie about - because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home - is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home. Laura Schlessinger
I love my family and I had a very wonderful, magical childhood. But New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness. Ezra Miller
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman
I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice. Steve Gleason
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. V. S. Pritchett
An award means a lot to me. It brings happiness along with a kind of fear. It brings fear because the award is the responsibility which audiences have put on us. So a singer winning an award should always try to give best of him to the audiences. Shreya Ghoshal
The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing. Walter Benjamin
In our lives, we have good things and bad things, happiness and pain. Park Chan-wook
The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others. Paramahansa Yogananda
There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it. Claire Forlani
Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God's laws to know why Satan is called the Father of Lies. Ezra Taft Benson
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
You don't find happiness by being able to buy everything you want, whenever you want it. Tamara Ecclestone
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. Albert Camus
When ambition ends, happiness begins. Thomas Merton
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius
This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth. Clayton M. Christensen
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. Swami Sivananda
I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you're watching something you do make somebody happy - that's when happiness happens. Eve Ensler
Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift. Ellen DeGeneres
Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness. Shah Rukh Khan
The most simple things can bring the most happiness. Izabella Scorupco
I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I have always believed that the aristocracy of any country should be the men who have succeeded - the men who have aided in upbuilding their country - the men who have contributed to the efficiency and happiness of their fellow men. Charles M. Schwab
When you have little children, you want to tell them about joy and happiness and hope. And then comes the time you want to tell them there are tough moments. I admire people who can do that. Peter Sis
Surely no child should fear his own father - especially a priesthood father. A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy. Ezra Taft Benson
Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it. Gustave Flaubert
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. Thomas S. Monson
Money doesn't buy happiness. But happiness isn't everything. Jean Seberg
And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness. Pierre Salinger
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best. Napoleon Hill
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. Mary Oliver
There is something very unique in American iconography about this notion of the pursuit of happiness. David Henry Hwang
It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury. Thomas Moore
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith
The only thing that holds true happiness is that moment when you're in it. Nothing can be controlled. Eliza Doolittle
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt. Joseph Addison
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness. Aldous Huxley
Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness. Susan Faludi
Happiness is very simple and minimal. Tablo
I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. Maurice Sendak
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates. Jean de la Bruyere
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result. Robert G. Ingersoll
Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness. Gregg Easterbrook
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. Blaise Pascal
Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success. Shawn Achor
Most of us need time to work through pain and loss. We can find all manner of reasons for postponing forgiveness. One of these reasons is waiting for the wrongdoers to repent before we forgive them. Yet such a delay causes us to forfeit the peace and happiness that could be ours. James E. Faust
One of Satan's most frequently used deceptions is the notion that the commandments of God are meant to restrict freedom and limit happiness. Ezra Taft Benson
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. Giorgio Armani
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. Helen Keller
You look at your bank account, and you see the currency of love and happiness is more important than the currency of money. Richie Sambora
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. Bette Davis
It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch. Thor Heyerdahl
The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do. Ring Lardner
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. Ambrose Bierce
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
You always hear the phrase, money doesn't buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it's not really true. I got a new car because the old one's lease expired. Sergey Brin
It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. Gretchen Rubin
As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. Heraclitus
Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy. Fanny Burney
I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world. Lana Del Rey
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. Quentin Crisp
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success. William Ellery Channing
When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. Paul Ryan
Corporations take the humanity out of trade - they take the happiness out and replace it with something that is ugly. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness. Arthur Hiller
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. Bertrand Russell
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. Lucan
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community happiness and also take care of the whole, of Mother Earth. Guilherme Leal
We often think about happiness as trying to increase our joy, but it's also about decreasing our worry. So what you get for paying those high taxes is, if you're a parent thinking about putting your child through school, you don't have to worry about it, because all education through college is free. Dan Buettner
When you give as a family, not only are you sharing the happiness that giving brings you by watching it translate into positive change, but you are also transmitting your giving values to your children by engaging them in the giving process itself. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. Ogden Nash
Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know. Richard Ford
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. Bernard Meltzer
Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone. Guru Nanak
All human states are organic brain states - happiness, sadness, fear, lust, dreaming, doing math problems and writing novels - and our brains are not static. Siri Hustvedt
The right to happiness is fundamental. Anna Pavlova
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. Zhuangzi
The word 'happiness' always bothered me, partly because it was scientifically unwieldy and meant a lot of different things to different people, and also because it's subjective. Martin Seligman
The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted. Jonathan Edwards
You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen
I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness. Ric Ocasek
I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself. Richard Eyre
Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. Maurice Maeterlinck
There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. Euripides
I can't believe it's been four years now, and from watching that pilot, we really all looked like babies. It's unbelievable just how far everything has come. I'm happier now than I've ever been on the show and in my life. I really owe so much of my happiness to 'Glee.' Lea Michele
My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life. Alexandra Stoddard
I'm just living each day, and I'm better equipped to do so. I mean, I used to be totally afraid, I used to have, like, permanent stage fright. But now I'm trying to have fun. I'm trying to bring as much happiness to as many people as possible. Rivers Cuomo
There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production. Zygmunt Bauman
In 'The Future and Its Enemies,' I argue that individual creativity and enterprise are not only personally satisfying but socially good, producing progress and happiness. For celebrating creativity and happiness, I have been called a fascist by critics on both coasts. Virginia Postrel
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves. Ethel Percy Andrus
'SuperBetter' is fundamentally about a mind shift. It's about claiming your power to be in charge of how you spend your time and energy, and focusing it on the things that matter the most to you. Focusing on things that will bring real happiness, real well-being. Jane McGonigal
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson
First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes. Nadia Giosia
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony Trollope
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it. George Eliot
Economists typically think that your happiness goes up as you get more money, but the more you have, the less each additional dollar matters. This means that you value money most in times when you have less income and more expenses. Emily Oster
My grandmother had six kids - one died as an infant - and she was dirt-poor, and all her kids got an education. And my mom grew up poor. And they both worked so hard and cultivated so much of their own happiness. I wanted to have that like an amulet. Not like armor, but like a magic feather. Like Dumbo's magic feather. Lucy Alibar
Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. Michael Novak
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. Clara Barton
I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see. Michael Franti
It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. Tom Stoppard
Happiness is not the same as life satisfaction, while neither are identical to what we might call flourishing. Julian Baggini
If you can measure success in this business based on happiness alone I feel like I've hit the lottery. Justin Long
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. Honore de Balzac
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. Kin Hubbard
The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world. Leni Riefenstahl
Happiness lies first of all in health. George William Curtis
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. Sophocles
The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough. Herbert Read
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. Dale Carnegie
Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Leonard Boswell
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. Plato
In the scriptures, we are told you can't really understand happiness unless you understand sadness. You don't know pleasure if you don't know pain. It's part of life. So can you learn something from somebody who has gone from success to success to success? I don't think so. Clayton M. Christensen
Where fear is, happiness is not. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I had given a presentation on design and happiness for quite a long while at design conferences. I had found thinking about the topic helpful for my own practice, as it forced me to consider the fundamentals, and the feedback from the audience was always enthusiastic. Stefan Sagmeister
Happiness is often at its most intense when it is based on inequality. James Salter
Those who submit like a child do it because they know that the Father wants only the happiness of His children and that only He knows the way. That is the testimony we must have to keep praying like a submissive child, in the good times as well as the times of trouble. Henry B. Eyring
I don't spend any time thinking about my place in history, ever. If people say I changed things, it's nice, and I take it - but if I could give it to a charity it would be useful. I really believe now that my only job in life is to achieve a state of comfort and happiness. Russell Simmons
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
I think happiness is love. Vladimir Putin
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public. Henry Knox
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification. Herman Hesse
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits. Anna Pavlova
Happiness seems made to be shared. Pierre Corneille
I didn't intend 'Hector' to be a self-help book when I first started writing. I wrote it as a little tale about a psychiatrist, like me, who sets off around the world in order to discover the vital ingredients for happiness. Francois Lelord
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution. Gustave Flaubert
The women I know who have children and have careers, they seem to be very happy. They love their children and they love their jobs. But happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love. Candace Bushnell
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
I had a handle on satisfaction, and I loved my career, but I didn't really know what happiness was. So I started on this quest to have a happy life. Dennis Christopher
I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness. Brittany Murphy
Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks
How we feel about ourselves as we read the newspaper, set the table, wash the dishes, recycle the trash and wash our clothes... is essential to our overall happiness and well-being. Alexandra Stoddard
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. Bob Hope
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you. Arthur Ashe
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern. Samuel Johnson
So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity. Duncan Sheik
My University of Management will create managers who will float in happiness, success and fulfillment. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning. Andrei Platonov
Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they're mine. Patrick Ness
I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness - and some happiness, if you're lucky. Kim Cattrall
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness. Aeschylus
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. Willa Cather
But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting. Chris Evans
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. John Stuart Mill
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. Spike Milligan
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. Maxwell Maltz
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object. Hermann Hesse
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. Herbert Spencer
The purpose of a moral philosophy is not to look delightfully strange and counterintuitive or to provide employment to bioethicists. The purpose is to guide our choices toward life, health, beauty, happiness, fun, laughter, challenge, and learning. Eliezer Yudkowsky
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness - all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had - outside of us. Guy Finley
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Happiness is always a coincidence. Jose Bergamin
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. Thomas Jefferson
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick. P. T. Barnum
There are two things that give me perfect happiness - doing the perfect shot and travelling. I get stressed, really stressed by the fact that there is just so much to see and I am not going to live long enough to visit all the places I want to. Anushka Sharma
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. Honore de Balzac
It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison. Ashley Montagu
Although the skills aren't hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant. Mario Batali
A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend's griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother's happiness. Charles Spurgeon
We've got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that's easier. It's much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it. Emma Thompson
Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow. Frank McCourt
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. Robert Burton
People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church - even if they don't share your beliefs - as long as they find the content engaging and helpful. Andy Stanley
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life. Mary Wortley Montagu
It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness. Herbie Hancock
It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. Robert Herrick
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little. Marguerite Gardiner
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. Robert Baden-Powell
When you know what pain is, and when you have to make a choice, you learn that it is a decision. People think it's a fairytale thing, love and happiness, but you have to work hard. And then - you feel it deeply. Mary J. Blige
The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others. Arthur C. Brooks
Your executives liking your show makes all the difference in the world. It's the difference between happiness and misery. Rob Thomas
I've never seen an obese person who has said, 'I am well in my mind.' Happiness stops food being a compensation. Pierre Dukan
The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there. Chanakya
Being uprooted from your own culture, provided you take with you the way of thinking and being that characterises the more integrated social culture from which you come, is not as disruptive to happiness and well-being as becoming part of a relatively fragmented culture. Iain McGilchrist
The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind. Bobby Davro
Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP. Polly Toynbee
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! Freddie Mercury
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. Pablo Picasso
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world. Bob Brown
To me, flowers are happiness. Stefano Gabbana
I find happiness comes from numerous sources in my life. Most often, the happy moments I cherish most are quiet moments with my wife and family back home in Nova Scotia. Peter MacKay
Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. Beyonce Knowles
You can undo a lot of things. If you're not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That's the thing I really feel. Jennifer Aniston
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. William James
Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be. Dennis Prager
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. Bertrand Russell
I did have a very restricted, regimented life. There was a kind of happiness there, a contentment, but it was a small happiness within very clear and delineated borders. Daniel Tammet
Deeper fulfilment is rather different from the happiness of seeing a good film or watching your team win at football, and it doesn't come at the push of a button. Geoff Mulgan
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. Leo Tolstoy
I'd rather be a face for happiness and doing things that you have a passion for, rather than faking it and pretending like I'm this face of women's basketball, when I can't stand the sport at all. Elena Delle Donne
I try to be a good daughter, as I believe in karma and feel that how you are with your parents is directly proportionate to what you receive in your life. I am a big oneness follower, and our gurus have told us that if you want to achieve external happiness, you need to be happy internally. And your inner circle is your family. Shilpa Shetty
I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves. David Letterman
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
I thought happiness came from achievement. Paul Henderson
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. Leo Tolstoy
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy. Ursula K. Le Guin
Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified. Polly Toynbee
A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it. Theodor Adorno
Because economics is all about optimising, doing the best you can with what you have - it's usually the first place you should look for answers if you want to maximise your happiness. Emily Oster
Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. Norman Douglas
Of course, the most important factor of all for long life is a good family. When a person goes home with the wife or the kids giving him endless headaches, then it's hard for that person to enjoy a long life. I am very fortunate, because my wife Elizabeth and my obedient children are very good; they have given me happiness. John Gokongwei
Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith. Kareena Kapoor Khan
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number. William Dean Howells
It is difficult to express in words the feelings of happiness and pride which fill me. Gherman Titov
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort. Helen Gurley Brown
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money. Arthur Schopenhauer
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. Alice Walker
It's the pursuit of love and happiness that is the driving force of the romantic novel. Susanna Kearsley
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity. David A. Bednar
You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it's okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy. Shah Rukh Khan
One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life. Vanilla Ice
I consider myself a martial artist and an actor. They can work together or individually. I love to do action. I love having a good role in which I can act and fight. That's double happiness. Mark Dacascos
Happiness, as a word, has become sort of equated with these smiling images on television, selling some nice cream or food product or something. It's seen a bit as being a stupid consumer. Helena Norberg-Hodge
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. John Ruskin
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. Joseph Wood Krutch
One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way. Isabelle Eberhardt
I want my children to be proud of their father and to say, 'My father is the best dad in the world.' And I want them to belong to a modern family, and live a path of happiness and calm. Ricky Martin
Happiness is the legal-tender of the soul. Joy is wealth. Robert G. Ingersoll
90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness. Cab Calloway
Being a mum makes you more aware of how short life is and how important it is to enjoy every minute because you have less time for yourself. A day doesn't have 24 hours any more - it only lasts 10, or eight. So you learn to get rid of all the parasites. I'm not talking about people, but things that could be toxic for happiness. Ludivine Sagnier