1001 Inspiring Quotes about Happiness

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One thing I am sure of is that when a long-standing desire gets fulfilled, it is certainly a moment of happiness but it may not lead us to eternal happiness, which lies in our heart, mind and thoughts.

— Balroop Singh

I get way too much happiness from good food.

— Elizabeth Olsen

There is no real light but just small sparks of happiness we should photograph to contain. But if we stop to photograph, we can’t enjoy them, the flash overexposes them and they disappear.

— Cristiane Serruya, Trust: Pandora’s Box

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

Employees can make happiness when they maximize their brainwork voluntarily and enthusiastically. Management should focus on setting up an atmosphere.

— Chey Tae-won

Life is not a question of how much happiness we want, it is how happiness uses time to make our wants into need.

— Kasey Collin P. Dumdum

I will not give you up. You are my mate until I take my last breath, and I will follow you to the ends of the earth. You – you are the happiness I never knew i was missing, the heart I didn’t know had never beaten.

— Lynn Hagen, Paine’s Pleasure

True happiness we are told consists in getting out of one’s self but the point is not only to get out you must stay out and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.

— Henry James

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

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

— Elbert Hubbard

Before searching for happiness in others, we my first find it in ourselves.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Don’t miss a chance at happiness because of your past misery.

— Dustin Cruz

I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance––it’s a silly thing to strive for. But, satisfaction––if you seek satisfaction you can succeed.

— Lydia Lunch

What the fertilizer does to the germinating plant is what happiness does for a depressed soul… What anger does to a person is what an acid does to its container!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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

Ever been so happy for someone and so aware of how lonely their happiness makes you feel at the same time?

— Carey Heywood, Him

Remember that happiness is a way of travel not a destination.

— Roy Goodman

Enjoy your happiness while you have it and while you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.

— Joseph Farrell

What’s happiness for a reader? Be pleasantly surprised by a book from which he expected nothing.

— Gabrielle Dubois

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

— George Sand

The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.

— Shannon L. Alder

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accom plished something.

— Henry Ford

Constant remembrance of the Almighty will bring you everlasting happiness and peace

— Radhe Maa

Is happiness found in the nest where there’s no hardship? Or is it in the outer world with vast sky? When the time comes, what would you keep and what would you abandon?

— Norn9 norn+nonet

… there was no need for him to hasten towards the attainment of a happiness already captured and held in a safe place, which would not escape his grasp again.

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

All happiness is in the mind.

— Anonymous

If you can find happiness inside of you, nothing will be able to create angst in your mind.

— Debasish Mridha

The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love.

— Shannon L. Alder

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

Science and technology are a propellant for building a thriving country, and the happiness of the people and the future of the country hinge on their development.

— Kim Jong-un

Probably the wisest words that were ever uttered to me. Came from a therapist. I was sitting in her office, crying my eyes out. . . and she said, “So let me get this straight. You base your personal happiness on things entirely out of your control.

— Laura Munson, This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness

True happiness is not found. It finds you.

— Tony Reinke, The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it

— Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Life holds so much so much to be happy about always. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don’t set any conditions.

— Artur Rubinstein

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

— Jacques Prévert

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.

— Lucan

True sense of humour and true, deep happiness never depend on the after effects of destructive vices

— Angelica Hopes

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

— Olympia Brown

The direct pursuit of happiness is a recipe for an unhappy life.

— Donald Campbell, Understanding Perversion and Violence: Mervin Glasser’s Contributions to Psychoanalysis

Just being ourselves, feeling proud of what we are by God’s grace, believing in our own efforts to be successful in whatever we do…is real happiness 🙂

— Sriveena Dhagavkar

Some pursue happiness others create it.

— Anonymous

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.

— James Oppenheim

There is no religion better than love, no color better than the color of happiness and no language better than the language of compassion.

— Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

The positive vibrations of unregulated joy, peace, happiness and tranquility is freedom.

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

If you try to find success in fame or in things, you will fail. If you find happiness is the process you will be a success.

— Debasish Mridha

The gap inside you needs someone who deserves you to feel it. Once you found him/her you will always feel the deep happiness that you never had before. Love will always be there watching.

— Jean Nshimiyimana

People enter different paths seeking for happiness and fulfillment. We must respect other people’s individuality. Just because they’re not on your path doesn’t mean they are on the wrong track.

— Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy

True happiness will be there when we learn to respect and love our women.

— Debasish Mridha

Whenever you smile, whenever you care, whenever you love, whenever you share, your spirit will dance with joy because happiness is there.

— Debasish Mridha

Don’t let your mood or happiness be dictated by the judgement of others but stay true to that you believe in because you’re the architect of your own happiness.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

Either enjoy happiness or enjoy misery. The choice is yours.

— Debasish Mridha

The right to “liberty” and “pursuit” of happiness is incompatible with a government that makes choices for you.

— A.E. Samaan

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

Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.

— Petar Dunov

Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly a good inner life is difficult to achieve especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.

— W. L. Shirer

But I see nothing miraculous about it. Nothing makes one as healthy as happiness, and there is no greater happiness than making someone else happy.

— Stefan Zweig, Letter from an Unknown Woman and Other Stories

I know, but if I feel this bad for Gramps, how am I going to feel when it’s Dad?” Tyler told me. “You’ll feel even worse, of course, but you’ll carry on, because happiness has a way of creeping in again. It really does, ” I said.

— Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Now I’ll Tell You Everything

We search for happiness across every landscape, if only we knew that the seed in which it first grows, is planted within ourselves…

— Seja Majeed, The Forgotten Tale of Larsa

If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.

— Henry Miller

Hope is my guideline, happiness is my purpose, and love is my life’s strength and power.

— Debasish Mridha

A childhood filled with adventures, happiness and unabated love.If only I could remember …

— Lynda Fisher

and suddenly I am washed over by a wave of happiness for it, for my little story, because it is a place, a home even, and I can go back to it from wherever I am

— David Grossman, Her Body Knows

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

— Andre Gide

Life is here to be enjoyed, your smile and your happiness makes it even better”.

— Jim Jensen

A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Nothing is better than eternal happiness. So eternal happiness is beaten by a ham sandwich.

— Mark Forsyth, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Is the price of happiness not weighed in the cost of commitment, the value of life’s experience in the plurality of existence and measured in a love shared?

— Don Swann II

The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

I hoped that grief was similar to the other emotions. That it would end, the way happiness did. Or laughter.

— Neil Jordan

Having the right to happiness means having the right to earn it, not having it given to you without effort and action on your part.

— Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

What about thinking of happiness as a right instead than as a gift?

— Rossana Condoleo

And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.

— Gabrielle Williams, Beatle Meets Destiny

Children are a blessing. They are a happiness so sharp that it feels like pain.

— Maureen F. McHugh, Nekropolis

Those who seek happiness miss it and those who discuss it lack it.

— Holbrook Jackson

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

I came to understand that happiness and vulnerability are often the same thing.

— Oliver Burkeman

he is both the source of my happiness and the one i want to share it with.

— David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Nothing important in this world is measured by grades. Intelligence, character, integrity, success, happiness – do you want these things, or do you want to struggle with the arbitrary difference between an A minus and a B plus?

— Ryan Quinn, The Fall

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

..there is more to life than just pleasure. We want to achieve our happiness and not just experience it.

— Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World

God says happiness is contentment with what you already have, with what He provides you, with what you can share.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

I’m so happy that I’m having the chance to create amazing music that bringing happiness and joy to me and to others in this world, it’s a dream came true

— Sami Abouzid

Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom

— Gustave Flaubert, November

Many people think that happiness comes from having more power or more money.

— François Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

I am happy in every moment and every day. My happiness depends on me, not on the way.

— Debasish Mridha

-Wherever you go, there you are! You can’t run away from yourself, or the underlying situation, no matter where you go. You won’t find happiness anywhere, unless it’s already there in your heart, and therefore you have carried it with you.

— Andrew James Pritchard, Sukiyaki

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

— Ambrose Bierce

My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.

— Holly Ketchel

Florrie smiles with unmoderated joy, because she can’t see that most people bank their happiness like it’s something you might run out of

— Lauren Beukes, Broken Monsters

A selfless act out of even the purest desire to do for others, will be selfish in the satisfaction and happiness it brings to one doing it.

— Ashly Lorenzana, Sex, Drugs, and Being an Escort

Without God, all we do in life, no matter how great or significant, will pass and is useless. Only the things with Jesus at the center will bring true peace and happiness to both mankind and the world at large.

— Leon Lutje, Rounding Home: A Chicago Cubs Fan’s Guide to the Book of Ecclesiastes

The difference between a life laced through with frustration and one sustained by happiness depends on whether it is motivated by self-hatred or by real love for oneself.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.

— John Buchanan Robinson

Leadership, where happiness and work works.

— Alin Sav

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions-the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile a kind look a heart-felt compliment and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sadly a pinch of happiness is not sold in markets.

— Alamvusha

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes but in liking what one has to do.

— James M. Barrie

The glitter of the great world, you know, is only so much froth and spume: you may look in vain for happiness there.

— Jude Morgan, Indiscretion

If happiness shouldn’t make you so miserable, misery shouldn’t make you so happy.

— Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

True expectations never ever go unnoticed. So expect happiness and expect abundance.

— Debasish Mridha

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.

— Tyron Edwards

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

Don’t take your happiness forgranted. Be proactive aboutmaintaining and sustaining itin your life.

— Domonique Bertolucci, The Happiness Code: Ten Keys to Being the Best You Can Be

Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning – these little pieces of innocence – to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it.

— Michael Douglas

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

To be mindful entails examining the path we are traveling & making choices that alleviate suffering & bring happiness to ourselves & those around us.

— Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

We find the greatest happiness for every challenge we conquered.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Being happy is harder than being discontent. For happiness we have to roll up our sleeves and knock down houses of cards. Because of this exertion, many prefer to abide by ‘fake’ happiness.( ” Happiness blowing in the wind. ” )

— Erik Pevernagie

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. a

— Martha Washington

We hunger after the sweet nectar of happiness without understanding that it is harvested from the flowering field of good deeds.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

— Henry Ford

Make happiness your ultimatum goal in life, and only then you will live an inspired life. Ana Maria Frith, Limitless Change Your Life

— Ana M Frith

Deep-rooted happiness may require a sense of purpose. If I don’t feel that I am in some small way contributing to the greater good, holding on to happiness is like carrying water in my hands.

— Paula Poundstone, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

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

Serenity of mind brings joy and happiness in life.

— Debasish Mridha

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

— Ayn Rand

True happiness is a state of being, not one of doing or having.

— Domonique Bertolucci

And although it might be best of all to be Socrates satisfied, having both happiness and depth, we would give up some happiness in order to gain the depth.

— Robert Nozick, The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations

I earn that I eat get that I wear owe no man hate envy no man’s happiness glad of other men’s good content with my harm.

— William Shakespeare

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

— John Dryden

Compensate the lack of love from the world with an abundance of self-love. Work on happiness inside. The external world will respond.

— Ace Antonio Hall

Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

— Alexander Pope

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who stop to consider the antithesis; that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.

— Primo Levi

You have to hold on and be patient. Pain lasts for a while, but you must leave room for happiness when you find it.

— S.N. Lemoing, Powerful – Tome 1 : The Realm of Harcilor

The quest for power is strange in that, once the quest has begun, the destination always seems to shift ever further away. What power one has is never enough; whatever happiness one had turns to bitterness.

— Sonya Hartnett, The Children of the King

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory

— Horatio Nelson

I’d learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.

— Rick Pitino

Aim for happiness because if you keep looking to reach perfection, you’re never going to appreciate anything.

— Karen A. Baquiran

I actually hate Christmas, ” says Eileen. “Everybody has this idea you have to have a good time, like happiness comes in a ruddy packet.” Her face is flushed with heat. “One time, I stayed in bed all day. That was one of my best Christmases.

— Rachel Joyce, Perfect

As long as hope is alive happiness will be there.

— Debasish Mridha

Like love, like talent, like any other virtue, like anything else in this life, happiness needs to be nurtured – this is the truth of the whole matter.

— Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy

If you walk in joy, happiness is close behind.

— Todd Stocker

That’s life for you. All the happiness you gather to yourself, it will sweep away like it’s nothing. If you ask me I don’t think there are any such things as curses. I think there is only life. That’s enough.

— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The only means by which one could attain complete happiness is to avoid living in constant expectation of it. It’s the expectation that causes our unhappiness and consequent bitterness about life

— Mohammed Naseehu Ali, The Prophet of Zongo Street: Stories

There cannot be love without loss, just like there cannot be happiness without sadness, or light without dark.

— Markus Peterson

Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.

— Carolyn Crane

The greatest happiness of the greatest number.

— Cesare Beccaria

Success is getting what you want happiness is wanting what you get.

— Anonymous

Truly speaking -finding happiness is to do with being selfish, but that doesn’t mean true selfish

— Praveen Chenna

I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Gaiety alone as it were is the hard cash of happiness everything else is just a promissory note.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

— George Washington

Employment… is so essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered the mother of misery.

— Robert Burton

If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.

— G.K. Chesterton

Health and happiness are interconnected.

— Toni Sorenson

Create your own “LUCK” in your personal life—instead of relying on “fate” and hoping that your happiness will spontaneously materialize sometime and somehow, as if by magic.Be the “magician” of your own destiny. Take control of your own fate.

— Sahara Sanders, Romantic Activities and Surprises: 800 Dating Ideas

The feeling or emotion of happiness or joy is always momentary, but it’s only your imaginations, that extend your momentary happiness, for some more time.

— Roshan Sharma

It isn’t easy to be the person who sometimes has to try to preserve your happiness at the expense of your fun.

— Margaret Culkin Banning

The secret of childhood happiness is to succeed to be happy with the simplest things ever possible!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The level of happiness you experience through your interactions depends on the quality of your walk in love.

— Mensah Oteh

The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.

— J.M. Coetzee

I have fooled life and life has fooled me. We are quits. I say good-bye. Think sometimes in the hour of happiness of your poor, comical fool who loved you truly and so well.

— Richard von Krafft-Ebing

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realise – sometimes with astonishment – how happy we had been.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

To claim that one can be happy without being free is to prove that one has no idea what happiness means.

— Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski, The Pith of Life: Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty

Simply by changing our thoughts, we can sow the seeds of happiness in the garden of our minds.

— Debasish Mridha

The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being.

— Brianna Wiest

The happiness I feel in having a family has brought me a real beauty.

— Kate Winslet

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

— Wayne Gretzky

Fight, fight, fight and get that money, money, money. ’Cause happiness can’t buy even a nickel.

— Ari Gold, The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By

Low expectations is the key to happiness in life.

— Christopher Miller

People will ask you the question ‘how is life treating you?’ But my question is ‘how are you treating life?’ On that your happiness rests

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Ah, happiness courts the light so we deem the world is gay. But misery hides aloof so we deem that misery there is none.

— Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

Money makes the world go round; however, happiness greases the axle. Without this lubricant, life will seize.

— Paul Van Der Merwe

Some can be rich and not be happy because money does not buy happiness and happiness wont change the past.

— Matthew A Rodriguez

You can never catch real happiness without making others happy!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Life is here to be enjoyed, your happiness and your smile makes it even better

— Jim Jensen

Real happiness and peace is attained only if one comes into one’s true Self.

— Dada Bhagwan

Christ said there is a happiness in that acknowledgement of spiritual poverty which lets God come into our souls.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Every creature thinks itself best in its own element, that is the place it thrives in, and enjoys its happiness in; now Christ is the element of a Christian.

— Richard Sibbes, Christ Is Best

I accept life unconditionally. … Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.

— Arthur Rubinstein

If our life has no meaning other than our own happiness, we are likely to find that when we have obtained what we think we need to be happy, happiness itself still eludes us.

— Peter Singer, Practical Ethics

The more we practice sympathetic joy, the more we come to realize that the happiness we share with others is inseparable from our own happiness.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

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

The purpose of empowerment is to urge you towards freedom, to help each of you to break free of all limitations. It is that freedom that will give you eternal happiness and finally connect you with the unconditional realization of TRUTH.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Don’t forget that your happiness is the most important thing, and that you should never equate your GPA or school with your sense of self-worth. . . . If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and remind yourself that you are not your grades.

— Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

I do not think we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.

— Marlene Dietrich, Marlene Dietrich’s ABC

Men are made for happiness and anyone who is completely happy has a right to say to himself: “I am doing God’s will on earth.”

— Anton Chekhov

Buddhism has a term for the happiness we feel at someone else’s success or good fortune. Sympathetic joy, as it is known, invites us to celebrate for others.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Life is for happiness and we feel it with appreciation and kindness.

— Debasish Mridha

Maybe the secret to happiness is simplicity.

— Amy Harmon, The Bird and the Sword

That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I’m fifty years old and there might be someone else out there. People waste their happiness – that’s what makes me sad. Everyone’s so scared to be happy.

— Wally Lamb, She’s Come Undone

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

The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word “luxury.

— Alain de Botton

Before strongly desiring anything we should look carefully into the happiness of its present owner.

— La Rochefoucauld

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

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Success is the moon and happiness is moonlight.

— Debasish Mridha

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

…feeling as if all the happiness and support of their lives was about to be taken from them.

— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Together, in that room, our childhood notions of love melted away. We discovered love was not a fairytale. Sometimes there were no happy endings, and when there were, you needed to work like hell to keep the happiness alive.

— Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story

All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation?

— Dalai Lama XIV

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

— John Stuart Mill

On that search for happiness we did nothing with all those other emotions that made us human.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.

— Elbert Hubbard

Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them.

— Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

— Helen Keller

People have to snatch at happiness when they can, in this world. It is always easier to lose than to find…

— Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World

Ultimately, I want to be a good person and spread happiness through my acting. If I don’t forget to be appreciative and thankful, then that would be the most important thing that I’ll ever achieve.

— Park Bo-gum

Fate would never permit happiness to a man of such talent-a content poet is a mediocre one, a happy poet is insufferable.

— Rabih Alameddine

True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self and in the next from the friendship and conversations of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.

— Euripides

Your happiness is a beacon of light in my life. Although you may not realize so now, your bright disposition will smooth many paths ahead for you. Whatever happens—don’t ever let that light go out.

— Jayne Castel, The Whispering Wind

The Universe has gifted us with abundance of everything, whether it’s love, happiness or prosperity. We should tap into the higher frequency to receive it.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

Was it happiness I’d found in my long marriage? Or capitulation? Or is that all happiness is, capitulation?

— Maria Semple, Today Will Be Different

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

— Albert Camus

And so silence and …darkness hold happiness and joy?” he said softly.”Assuredly, ” she said, “provided one listens to the silence and gazes deeply into the darkness. Everything is there. Everything.

— Mary Balogh, Simply Perfect

No sapient could sustain happiness all of the time, just as no one could live permanently within anger, or boredom, or grief.

— Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Make up your minds that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.

— Pericles, The Funeral Oration of Pericles

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

— Anton Chekhov

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.-Thomas Jefferson

— Thomas Jefferson

Success becomes worthwhile if it fills your heart with happiness and not with stress.

— Debasish Mridha

Man’s rise or fall success or failure happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude … a man’s attitude will create the situation he imagines.

— James Lane Allen

Music is happiness with a steady pulse.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Were all trying to find meaning to make sense of our realities; in search of happiness within, Without realising our happiness within; is the only reality that gives life a meaning.

— Nikki Rowe

Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.” —Sanskrit poem

— Robin Craig Clark, The Garden

The key to happiness was achievable dreams.

— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

— William James

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

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

If love and kindness is life’s investment, then joy and happiness will be life’s profit and dividend.

— Debasish Mridha

…because all happiness is contagious, and disarms the spirit of hatred.

— Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française

Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty.’ It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism.’ It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.

— Bobbe Sommer

When ill luck besets us to ease the tension we have only to remember that happiness is relative. The next time you are tempted to grumble about what has happened to you why not pause and be glad that it is no worse than it is?

— Dale Carnegie

Though money cannot acquire you happiness, it does not mean that both money and happiness cannot exist together.

— Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

The trouble is not that we are never happy-it is that happiness is so episodical.

— Ruth Benedict

We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant.

— Charles Frazier

Possessions and positions may promote our happiness but cannot create it. Happiness is a state created by self through the realization of how the self is important to the creator.

— Israelmore Ayivor

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

He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.

— Oliver Goldsmith

No one is perfect… absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.

— Richard Simmons

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles safe on her nose all the time.

— Josh Billings

If everything really does get better, the way everyone claims, then happiness should be graphable. But that’s crap, because better isn’t quantifiable.

— Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

Never pursue happiness, just create the happiness inside you.

— Debasish Mridha

Our ancestors derived less from life than we do, but they also expected much less and were less intent on controlling the future. We are of the arrogant generations who believe a lasting happiness was promised to us at birth. Promised? By whom?

— Amin Maalouf, Orígenes

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.

— William Shakespeare

Some pursue happiness others create it.

— Anonymous

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

I know well that happiness is in little things.

— John Ruskin

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.

— Tyron Edwards

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

— Sydney Smith

There isn’t a single definition of happiness to suit everyone’s requirements, but you know it when you feel it

— Mensah Oteh, The Good Life: Transform your life through one good day

Nobody can give you happiness than yourself.

— Jared Nyairo Onduso

Every job has drudgery. … The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.

— M. C. Mcintosh

He who leaves his house in search of happiness pursues a shadow.

— Anonymous

Please don’t let the unhappiness you knew in the past keep you from accepting happiness now.

— Susan Meissner, Secrets of a Charmed Life

The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government.

— Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

You put your own joy in prison if you work hard to make other people’s happiness suffocate.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Real happiness comes from loving you’re inner self and excepting the things you can’t change. Flaws perfectly imperfect.

— Shellie Palmer

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

And I chose life and love and happiness and pain

— Anna Akana, Surviving Suicide

You experience true happiness when the things you desire rise up to the level of the things you deserve.

— Robert J. Braathe

Chain of envy linked them, showing each what was lacking in life, but offering also the consolation that happiness was present right next door, in the life of a neighbour, an element of the same society.

— Aravind Adiga, Last Man in Tower

But ’tis a sad thing that all one’s happiness is only that the world does not know you are miserable.

— Dorothy Osborne, Letters to Sir William Temple

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

— Ambrose Bierce

Even in the saddest moments of life, the happiness of simply being, the joy of just having existence must be remembered strongly!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

But I am king. And the well-being of my kingdom depends on my sound judgment and clear head. And those things depend on my state of happiness. And I have known for a long time that my state of happiness depends on you.

— Sharon Shinn, Summers at Castle Auburn

We rarely recognize the extent to which human happiness requires struggle.

— Phil Harvey

So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character.

— Olivia Wilde

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

Happiness is the only sanction in life where happiness fails existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

— George Santayana

I don’t think that … one gets a flash of happiness once and never again it is there within you and it will come as certainly as death….

— Isak Dinesen

She was another gift, surely, to us all. She was a happiness that made me cry.

— Wendell Berry

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation foolish preparation?

— Jane Austen

How strange it was to think that he, who such a short time ago dared not believe in the happiness of her loving him, now felt unhappy because she loved him too much!

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Be careful whom you choose to love. This decision will impact your future life and happiness in ways you cannot yet imagine.

— Toni Coleman

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

What can be added to the happiness of man who is in health out of debt and has a clear conscience?

— Adam Smith

True happiness comes when you give your best in something beyond yourself.

— Jeffrey Fry

Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today do not let yourself be cheated out of it.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Look for Joy: that’s God’s echo, and his footprint. Happiness . . . happiness and wittiness and cleverness do not count for much when the darkness falls. Joy is tougher.

— Sean Stewart, Nobody’s Son

Money doesnt buy happiness of a lady. I mean a real lady not aSLUT. TRUST, LOVE and treating her like a queen is all that counts, nomatter what you have.

— Tumelo Molotsi

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion, but happiness rests upon truth.

— Nicolas Chamfort

One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure id that your trips to beach never end.

— Jasleen Kaur Gumber

The greatest sorrow in the life of a peasant is that his donkey is lost. And the greatest happiness is that he finds it back.

— Khalid Farooq

Nourish yourself with the water of love to grow flowers of happiness in the garden of your heart.

— Debasish Mridha

There was some rhythm, some ecstasy in this dance of flight that expressed the fact that happiness which touches depths and rises beyond physical confines is as old as consciousness, yet ever renewed, and is like the glorying flight of the birds

— Elyne Mitchell, On the Trail of the Silver Brumby

Whether it be in the sun, the rain, or the snow, You should always have fun, wherever you go.Think of all the amusing things you can do, To bring much laughter and happiness too.

— Susanne Alexander-Heaton, The ABC Field Guide to Faeries

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

We only have one life and two choices: sadness and regret for a past we cannot change or happiness for every moment we can choose how to live.

— Marino Baccarini

You shall find true happiness once you have learnt to accept your loneliness.

— Adhish Mazumder

There are no means of finding what either one person or many can do, but by trying – and no means by which anyone else can discover for them what it is for their happiness to do or leave undone

— John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women

Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.

— Plato

Conformity is painful. You know, it’s too tight. Conformity leads to rebellion. So a desire for happiness is in direct conflict with a desire for freedom.

— Thomas Jane

Sympathetic joy is a practice. It takes time and effort to free ourselves of the scarcity story that most of us have learned along the way, the idea that happiness is a competition, and that someone else is grabbing all the joy.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Dreaming is an option to be happy, dare to do so. If you are able! – you are halfway done. where happiness is a feeling, why not in a dream?

— Praveen Chenna

As you have learnt something of time, value and make a proper use of it. Once past, it knows no return; how necessary, then, that you spend it in improving your mind and fitting it for future happiness and usefulness.

— Dorothea Dix

That is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great.

— Willa Cather

Never have I been frightened by circumstances. A little warmth, a little bread, my little ones with me, and life begins, happiness begins.

— Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.Linus Pauling

— Linus Pauling

It may be difficult, but thru sorrow, it’s important to find happiness in our memories and be very thankful to have them!

— Wendy Card

Stay close 2 those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and those eyes sparkle wiz happiness is contagious and will always manage 2 find a solution, whereas logic can find only an explanation 4 the mistake made.” me!! 😉

— Paulo Coelho

Wherever you are, you must be very happy; because I am fasting for your happiness forever

— M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

The secret of domestic happiness is to let God, the party of the third part in the marriage contract, have His rightful place in the home. Make peace with Him and then you can be a real peacemaker in the home.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

When you win and the other fellow loses, what do you see? A losing face. There is great joy in losing and making the other person win and have a happy face. Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others.

— Swami Satchidananda

How does one craft happiness out of something as important, as complicated, as unrepeatable and as easily damaged as life?

— Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost’s Child

He was persuaded he could know no happiness but in the society of one with whom he could for ever indulge the melancholy that had taken possession of his soul.

— Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative a momentary cessation of unhappiness.

— Bertrand Russell

You are unique in the world, a friend like no other. It’s so amazing that we have so much in common so your happiness is also mine.

— Auliq Ice

Where happiness was not a possibility, the illusion of it was always more important.

— Colum McCann, Zoli

Nothing in this life will bring true meaning and happiness apart from God.

— Jim George

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

— Henry Ford

When my words are concealedWith lies and disguises, truth and beyondInsecurities in the veil of trustBetrayal in bounds of liesIt’s just the charm of words darlingGiving the illusion of happiness inside misery

— Irum Zahra, Psychaotic: See The World In Red And Black

I believe the happiness we feel in relation to animals is immensely significant. I believe it is absolutely central to our physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

— Linda Bender, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

Gratification and happiness are becoming important measures of our quality of life.

— Charles Kennedy

If you seek happiness through someone else’s perspective, you might as well get comfortable in sorrow.

— Unarine Ramaru

By his [God’s] help I will arise and address myself diligently to my appointed duty. If happiness in this world is not for me, I will endeavor to promote the welfare of those around me, and my reward shall be hereafter.

— Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

All the happiness of man stems from one thing only: that he is incapable of staying quietly in his room.

— Paul Auster

Remember, Montag, we’re the happiness boys. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.

— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence.

— Leo Tolstoy

If this world affords true happiness it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years where the necessities of life come without severe strain where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.

— A. Edward Newton

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, Where is Science Going?

Together, we overcome the drought of happiness and goodness, by seeing our glasses half full and helping fill others’ glasses back up with love.

— Emilyann Girdner

Spread your happiness to others and let them spread theirs to you.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The most important thing in marriage is not happiness but stability.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāya:For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.

— Gautama Buddha

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

It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.

— Pharrell Williams

You cannot fill your life with happiness when you insist on living a stressful life.

— Debasish Mridha

We think that comfort and convenience will bring happiness and forget that only love can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

Beyond the curve of his days he glimpsed neither superhuman happiness nor eternity–happiness was human, eternity ordinary.

— Albert Camus, A Happy Death

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

— Charles Caleb Colton

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

Be the gardener of gratitude to grow flowers of happiness in your garden.

— Debasish Mridha

But I think there comes a point in love, a unique moment which later on the soul seeks in vain to surpass, and that the effort to revive such happiness depletes it; that nothing thwarts happiness so much as the memory of happiness.

— André Gide, The Immoralist

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.

— Benjamin Disraeli

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

— John Mason Brown

My mother described her reactions better than I ever could mine: she said she was “surprised with thunder” that her boy had come back, and that the happiness in her heart was “as deep as the sea”.

— Saroo Brierley, A Long Way Home

Children are happy because they have the power of finding happiness in the simplest things.

— Debasish Mridha

Once more I realized to what an extent earthly happiness is made to the measure of man. It is not a rare bird which we must pursue at one moment in heaven, at the next in our minds. Happiness is a domestic bird found in our own courtyards.

— Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco

Like swimming riding writing or playing golf happiness can be learned.

— Dr. Boris Sokoloff

The only thing that holds true happiness is that moment when you’re in it. Nothing can be controlled.

— Eliza Doolittle

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation foolish preparation!

— Jane Austen

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

— Dalai Lama

Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

— Spike Milligan

Our thoughts and our happiness are inseparable. Our happiness depends on our thoughts.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

Remember how strong we are in our happiness and how weak he is in his misery!

— Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

My dad’s contentment is all that matters to me. When he’s laughing, I’m laughing. When he’s happy, I’m happy. I would give up my soul for him. To me, nothing else but his happiness matters.

— Rebecah McManus, Colliding Worlds

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life

— Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts

I don’t know whether it is beautiful or sad, that I find such blissful happiness within the confines of my own mind, than I do in the reality that surrounds me.

— Kendal Rob

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

Much of your happiness and joy in life will come from your ability to get along with people –but more importantly your decision to walk in love every day.

— Mensah Oteh

The secret to happiness is low expectations.

— Barry Schwartz

The hidden keys of true happiness are individual responsibility and an incessant quest for joy.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Be a person that radiates happiness with her every movement and enlightens every place she goes with her smile.

— Debasish Mridha

The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy with the unimportant.

— A. Edward Newton

Abundance does not come in packages, it comes from the happiness within.

— Stephen Richards

What worse you expect? World’s cheapest thing is happiness and it is scarce.

— Mahrukh

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

— Martha Washington

How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

Much of modern life is based upon a false logic, a logic that assumes that happiness and well-being come from financial prosperity.

— Nic Marks, The Happiness Manifesto

When wealth goes only happiness goes, when health goes even the hope goes.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

The secret to happiness is the journey, not the destination.

— Claire Chilton

You will find the greatest happiness in letting yourself be.

— A.D. Posey

Happiness is as fragile and fleeting as a bubble soap. Water down the last dregs of happiness and turn them into bubbles to fill the void. It may nothing more than an illusion, but it was still better than the emptiness.

— Kanae Minato

People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.

— Eckhart Tolle

If having an imagination means imagining all the things you don’t have – imagining, in fact, the impossibility of your own happiness – is an imagination a good thing?

— Cathleen Schine, She Is Me

Authentic happiness lies in your state of perspective and not all about the state of your income. Real happiness runs deep from within and does not just walk on shallow waters.”- Elizabeth’s Quotes

— Elizabeth E. Castillo

My happiness with the future and the present depends on my ability to let the past go and make peace with it.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

We used to be best friends but the first time I saw you, my heart beats fast like my happiness can never be surpassed. I don’t know why but if I lost you promise I will always cry.

— Berry Quotes

Heloise learned to love Abelard solely for who he was. That forbidden love brought her nothing but pain, but she would rather have shame and pain with Abelard than peace and happiness without him.

— Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

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

At least my happiness doesn’t depend on Ron’s goalkeeping ability.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

When you surround yourself with wonderful, productive people, you become enhanced. Your level of happiness increases, which is your success.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

Happiness is not found in a life lived for the expectations of others.Rather than seek happiness living my life to please the will of others, I will seek happiness where I know it can be found—living my life to please the will of my heart.

— Scott Stabile

Share your happiness with others—its contagious!

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

And it’s true what I read about joy. It’s the kind of happiness that not only fills you up but spills over. Really, all you have to do is look for it, and then have the strength to let it in. And believe it or not, that’s the hardest part.

— Jolene Perry

Enjoy losing weight. Enjoy eating healthy, delicious food. Do not wait until you reach your destination to feel good. Take as much happiness and joy as you can from your weight loss journey.

— Harry Papas

True happiness is when the love that is within us finds expression in external activities.

— Mata Amritanandamayi

There is no happiness like mine.I have been eating poetry.

— Mark Strand

That sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself.

— Jane Austen

Your happiness depends on people around you and people you love, but peace of mind you alone can cultivate. Never loose your peace of mind even when unhappy.

— bajju

Most people yearn for one thing more than anything else: inner peace. Without it they have no lasting happiness or security.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.

— Samuel Johnson

Why should we refuse the happiness this hour gives us because some other hour might take it away?

— John Oliver Hobbes

That no man can truly imagine being happy and that’s why happiness isn’t for sale here.

— Robin Hobb, Ship of Magic

he is both the source of my happiness and the one i want to share it with. i have to believe that’s a sign.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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

And though I’ve lived to be an old man with my very own share of happiness for all the mess I made, I still judge every joyous moment, every victory and revelation against those few seconds of living.

— Tim Winton, Breath

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

— Pierre Corneille

Is this what sadness is all about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?

— Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Let the pain of past not ruin the happiness of present and dreams of future. Move on.

— Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

No true and permanent Fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.

— Charles Sumner

Your real personality identity is not an option, it is the foundation for your happiness and health.

— Diana Dentinger, Modus Vivendi: Your Life Your Way

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

— Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

I guess money can’t buy happiness if you shop in the wrong places.

— Nora Roberts, Tribute

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.

— Philip Slater

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Happiness only comes when you make yourself worthy of happiness by loving others.

— Debasish Mridha

But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach.

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Unfortunately, wisdom and happiness are old enemies, and where one can be found, the other seldom lingers. – Wollof

— Joseph Lallo

I’m a suck-it-up-and-move-on kind of person. Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.

— Carrie Underwood

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

— Samuel Johnson

It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

— Samuel Johnson

Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent entertainment.

— Amit Kalantri

We shall find true happiness once you have learnt to accept your loneliness.

— Adhish Mazumder

There’s a lesson here, and that is I have to find happiness inside myself before I try to partner again.

— Ellen Hopkins, Traffick

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

— James Madison

I had a dream that I made millions of dollars in life and was the happiest girl… when I woke up I realized that money could never buy my happiness in life, because my happiness comes from the ones I love.

— Starley Ard, Dreaming is for lovers

The only way to find happiness is to make someone happy.

— Debasish Mridha

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means and so make for themselves different modes of life.

— Aristotle

One of the greatest keys to happiness is learning how to accept reality while stretching forth to create a new one.

— Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

We are individually responsible for our own happiness and destiny

— Margo Vader

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

Now God, who has made us, knows what we are and that our happiness lies in Him.

— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.

— Roy M. Goodman

When you drink alcohol you are just borrowing happiness from tomorrow.

— Jessica Nigri

Deliberately to pursue happiness is not the surest way of achieving it. Seek it for its own sake and I doubt whether you will find it.

— Robert J. McCracken

Destiny and fate are of one’s own making, and riches and happiness are rarely found at the end of an easily-traversed path.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

I prayed in silence that perhaps even now, the queen might have a son and might know joy like this, such a strange, unexpected joy- the happiness of caring for a child whose whole life was in my hands.

— Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool

Don’t turn your back on your own happiness just to hug your pride.

— Nora Roberts, Enchanted

Health and happiness are the two most precious and elusive of human conditions. At their core, they are one and the same. Both are a function of balance.

— Victor Shamas, The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun & Celebration

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

— John W. Gardner

Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

Was she happy? She thought – yes, reasonably so. Then again, what was happiness but the vast terrain between ecstasy and agony? Was this too small an ambition?

— Roy L. Pickering Jr., Matters of Convenience

None of us are perfect, so a true friend will never look for defects in you as a person, it won’t even cross their mind. Your happiness will be their main concern.

— Ron Baratono

The more we identify and acknowledge moments when we’re unable to share in someone else’s pleasure and ask ourselves whether another person’s happiness truly jeopardizes our own, the more we pave the way for experiencing sympathetic joy

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

What does spirituality, money and happiness have in common? Everything.

— Robin Sacredfire

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.

— Billy Graham

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

— Epictetus

just like the rain that patters on the ironsheets when your are having your best dream on the most important day of the of your life .thats the kind of happiness awaiting for us: would you marry me my sweatest word

— mashood dash

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

— Michael J. Fox

A happiness trick:do more things that make you happy, and you’ll be happy more often.

— Scott Stabile

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

One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure is that your trips to beach never end.

— Jasleen Kaur Gumber

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

God is working on your behalf, for your happiness and inner peace. So move forward in faith, believing that He is with you and for you because He is.

— Toni Sorenson, Aligned By Christ

If one’s life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. (28)

— Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

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

— Benjamin Disraeli

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work youbelieve in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you willfind happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

— Dale Carnegie

You mistake us for abstaining your kind from undeserving happiness when all we do is to fight for our cause. We are soldiers, not rebels.

— Calvin Vronsky, The Gambit

What we call happiness is what we do not know.

— Anatole France

This was the simple happiness of complete harmony with her surroundings, the happiness that asks for nothing, that just accepts, just breathes, just is.

— Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April

So long as we can lose any happiness we possess some.

— Booth Tarkington

It was too much happiness. Happiness puts you at too much risk – what if you were to lose it? Too much happiness is a paradox. It’s a tragedy, even: getting something you’ve always wanted but being unable to keep it.

— Jowita Bydlowska, Drunk Mom

The pathos of the human life teaches one that idolatry of the ego is a sham. Only by living in harmonious accord with the entire world can a person distill happiness that flows from cultivating a state of mindfulness.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

A good man lives for the joy in life and the happiness of being alive, not shackled to the wants of the future or the regrets of the past.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Being open is happiness and being closed is sadness. So free your mind from the prison of binding ideas and thoughts.

— Debasish Mridha

What if happiness is a choice?

— Sunanda J. Chatterjee

The sacred h”s : hope, happiness and health.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do something to love and something to hope for.

— Joseph Addison

Those who know me know I’m passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path.

— Richard Branson

If you like happiness, then worship that wherein happiness is inherent. Happiness is in God. God is an abode of infinite bliss. If you worship the inanimate (the non-Self, [Jad]), then you will have pain because there is only pain in the inanimate.

— Dada Bhagwan

A compassionate leader always feel motivated to bring happiness and relieve the suffering of customers, investors, suppliers, employees, government and the communities.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

— Daniel Boone

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

— Artie Lange

I had never imagined that happiness could hurt so much.

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove

You can enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness in life despite challenging circumstances. It’s all in how you think about it.

— Kristi Bowman

A happy childhood can fortify one against the ravages of life, and part of that happiness is found in books, which become our constant companions for the rest of our lives.

— Suzy Davies, Snugs The Snow Bear

You could write your way into happiness. It might not be the happiness you’d experience if Eldric pushed Leanne from a cliff, but there’s a firefly glimmer in writing something that would please Rose.

— Franny Billingsley, Chime

If you cultivate inner peace, flowers of happiness will grow in your garden to spread the fragrance of peace all over the world.

— Debasish Mridha

One recipe for happiness is to have to sense of entitlement.’ To this she added a star and noted at the bottom of the page: ‘This is not a lesson I have ever been in a position to learn.

— Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Not only is happiness not money, it is not even like money.

— Richard Koch, The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

Where there is great love, there are always happiness and joy.

— Debasish Mridha

When large numbers of people share their joy in common the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other’s flame.

— Saint Augustine

Happiness is never found in materialistic things; it exists in things that cannot be physically possessed. Therefore, happiness is priceless. It can never be purchased. Love is happiness.

— Ellen J. Barrier, How to Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

— Samuel Johnson

It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.

— Joseph Joubert

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

— Oprah Winfrey

Let him who believes in immortality enjoy his happiness in silence without giving himself airs about it.

— Goethe

In God, happiness and purposeful work are a package deal.

— Jennifer Dukes Lee, The Happiness Dare: Pursuing Your Heart’s Deepest, Holiest, and Most Vulnerable Desire

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

— George Sand

It is only you, treading in the blessed path of peace and freedom, who can bring about the true regeneration of society, and with it the true happiness of your own lives.

— Auberon Herbert

Unless and until you give happiness to others you truly cannot be happy.

— Amit Abraham

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

When you make up your mind to forgive, your happiness will almost automatically follow.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

The history of your happiness is the history of your feeling connected.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

The ferocity of Santiago Nasar’s fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination.

— Gabriel García Márquez

It seemed to me then that to have published a book – any kind of book – would be the greatest possible happiness I could ask from life.

— Christopher Isherwood, Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties

I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

I have a wish for world peace and the truth. I would like to see a society that will bring happiness to all life forms. Of course, to the Nazis, I appear a rebel, but to the rebels, I appear like a normal person from Venus.

— Nina Hagen

You can’t afford to leave your happiness to others. Create what you wish to experience.

— Mensah Oteh

…And talking of the dear family party which would then be restored, of their mutual pursuits and cheerful society, as the only happiness worth a wish.

— Jane Austen

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.

— Honore de Balzac

It is not settled happiness but momentary joy that glorifies the past.

— C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

We want the happiness of the Philippines, but we want to obtain it through noble and just means. If I have to commit villainy to make her happy, I would refuse to do so, because I am sure that what is built on sand sooner or later would tumble down.

— José Rizal, The Rizal-Blumentritt Correspondence

Maybe life involves the pairing of unsuitable people, those who wait and those who keep others waiting, and the key to happiness is finding the one person with whom you share the same internal chronometer.

— Jacob M. Appel, The Biology of Luck

Draw a curve with your each smile & let your happiness be known to the world like a stunning rainbow!

— Somya Kedia

When happiness is liked by me and others equally, what is so special about me that I should strive after happiness only for myself?

— Śāntideva

Our perception of happiness is determined by what we experience.

— Julie Maroh, Le bleu est une couleur chaude

I don’t see how anyone can find happiness in this world.

— Denice Envall

When I was your age…I wish I’d known that I already had everything I needed within myself to be happy, instead of looking for happiness at beauty counters.

— Ilene Beckerman

One Need activates hundreds of Desires. Find long lasting happiness and fulfillment by knowing your Personality Needs instead of following your desires.

— Diana Dentinger, Modus Vivendi: Your Life Your Way

It is proved by surveys that happiness does not come from love, wealth, or power but the pursuit of attainable goals.

— Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary

There is only one happiness in life. To love, and to be loved

— Shilpi, Hangover

One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns and derives from love.

— Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.

— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.

— David A. Bednar

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 pursuit of happiness seems worthwhile only because of the chase. You love it only if you don’t realize you’re never going to catch up.

— Bryan Way, Life After: The Void

But maybe happiness isn’t in the choosing. Maybe it’s in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along.

— Lauren Oliver, Requiem

When I was a boy, I naively thought that this thing called happiness would be something I would wake up to find every day once I could smoke, drink and fornicate.

— Jeffrey Bernard, Reach for the Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard

Hope is a dream of which we long to have. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t hope for something because hope brings joy and joy brings happiness and its all tied up in a big ball of love.

— Peace Gypsy, Souls Deep

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.

— Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

If everyone practices the power of their love, there will be happiness and no war.

— Debasish Mridha

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.

— Tom Wilson

Fill the cup of happiness for others and there will be enough overflowing to fill yours to the brim.

— Rose Pastor Stokes

Through strength I found loveIn time I found myself in happiness with you

— Alexis Jordan

The happiness of a family is such a complex matter. Like a table laid out with a tea service, it looks so ordinary until it’s threatened. Then it becomes infinitely precious.

— Lynda Williams, Holy war

And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better – cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better?

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

No social system will bring us happiness health and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism.

— Clement R. Attlee

Sometimes people in abusive situations think they’re responsible for the other person’s happiness or that they’re going to fix them and make them feel better. The practice of equanimity teaches that it’s not all up to you to make someone else happy.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

When we learn to love unconditionally we will find endless happiness and infinite peace.

— Debasish Mridha

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

Whoever said happiness needs a plan?

— Robert Holden

Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.

— Yongey Mingyur, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

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

The opposite of grief is not laughter or happiness or joy. It is love. It is love. It is love.

— Akif Kichloo, Poems That Lose

Will never be happy if you continue to disturb the happiness of others

— Novia Ratnasari

To believe that if only we had this or that we would be happy or to pursue any excessive desire diverts us from seeing that happiness depends on an adequate self.

— Eric Hoffer

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition. Your qualifications are not your life.

— J.K. Rowling

Now that I have made peace with the imperfections, I no longer look around for happiness. I found the eternal happiness that has always been there, somewhere within me!

— Arcilia Mankoai Mothae, The Metamorphosis

Man needs for his happiness not only the enjoyment of this or that but hope and enterprise and change.

— Bertrand Russell

The moral purpose of every human life should be to attain happiness through service to humanity.

— Debasish Mridha

Love is a divine and universal attraction, which hold the universe together and fills it with beauty, life, and happiness forever.

— Debasish Mridha

I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.

— Maurice Sendak

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

— John Gunther

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

— Martha Washington

It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.

— Bertrand Russell

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

— William Feather

In Hollywood if you don’t have happiness you send out for it.

— Rex Reed

It is a man’s proper business to seek happiness and avoid misery.

— John Locke

Taiki was watching the kings talk, feeling the kind of happiness that can only come after a long sorrow.

— Fuyumi Ono, The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Wind

A life out of balance is a person that doesn’t believe happiness can be achieved now, or in the future. It is as fleeting as the wind.

— Shannon L. Alder

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

There are days when I walk through the center of Stockholm when I get this sudden feeling of happiness – a sense of belonging and at the same time gratitude that I’m so privileged that I can live my life in my city.

— Bjorn Ulvaeus

My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I’m an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai.

— Tony Jaa

What determines each person’s state of happiness or unhappiness is not the event itself, but what the event means to that person.

— Chris Prentiss, Zen and the Art of Happiness

Life is not steady, you’ll be happy at times, sad at time’s, all we have to do is be patient, for a moment of happiness is worth a thousand moments of sadness and dread.

— Maitha Alshamsi

They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Man is created for happiness, that happiness lies in himself, in the satisfaction of simple human needs; and that all unhappiness is due, not to privation but to superfluity.

— Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

I think happiness is love.

— Vladimir Putin

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.

— Joseph Roux

The road to happiness is paved with good deeds for others.

— Lisa Schroeder, Falling For You

It was not often that Flay approved of happiness in others.

— Mervyn Peake, The Gormenghast Trilogy

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

Freedom is more than just a willingness to live; it is a force that binds us all. Being truly free is seeing America as our “heart and home.” Uniting around a common good will help bring us together in true happiness into the future.

— Phil Mitchell, A Bright New Morning: An American Story

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

The Sun has no chance to be nobody and that is the punishment for being a sun! If you can be nobody just like a humble tree in a silent forest, you can find the happiness too!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.

— Arthur Ashe

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.

— Martha Washington

To create happiness all around, be loving to all.

— Debasish Mridha

Our thoughts have prepared for us the happiness or unhappiness we experience.

— Hazrat Inayat Khan

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

— Leo Buscaglia

And i chose life and love and happiness and pain…

— Anna Akana

The air was swollen with music, shouting, and something I could not quite place- a feeling of happiness, but happiness with an edge, a sense of joy that was all the more meaningful because it was so fleeting.

— Chelsey Philpot, Even in Paradise

We cannot experience free joy and happiness without experiencing the depths of pain.

— Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation it is understanding.

— Winifred Holtby

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

— Rita Mae Brown

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

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— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

Why should I laugh?’ asked the old man. ‘Madness in youth is true wisdom. Go, young man, follow your dream, and if you do not find the happiness that you seek, at any rate you will have had the happiness of seeking it.

— Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.

— Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

A man or woman becomes happy by choosing happiness every day.

— Marty Rubin

‎”We shouldn’t wait to be happy until we reach some future point, only to discover that happiness was already available–all the time!

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Entertain only those thoughts which bring health, vitality and happiness in your life. Start now and think right for you are the painter of the canvas of your life.

— Sanchita Pandey, Cancer to Cure

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

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future.

— C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

— Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

More focus has been placed on these subjects through human history than on anything else—mystery and mysticism, God, imagination, intuition, the nature of relationships, human purpose, happiness and salvation…

— Darrell Calkins

Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

— Spike Milligan

All human happiness revolves around love. Love is central to the bonds on which a family is built.

— Margaret Way, His Heiress Wife

Happiness is the purpose of humans so it must need to be for the good of others otherwise one’s happiness could hurt many others.

— Zaman Ali, Humanity

We never enjoy perfect happiness our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.

— Pierre Corneille

Science of happiness lies in our understanding. The secrets of happiness lie in our capacity to expand our heart.

— Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

And if insight were sufficient, if the inner life were the whole of life, their happiness has been assured.

— E.M. Forster

Love, caring, and the spirit of kindness always bring happiness. Our greatest happiness depends on what we love, how we care, and how we share.

— Debasish Mridha

Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people.

— Scott Weiss

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

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

Wealth is a small blessing, health is a great asset, happiness is an extraordinary treasure, and life is a remarkable reward.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.

— Chip Conley

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

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

— George Bernard Shaw, Candida

Remember that the one person who can make you joyous and happy is YOU! You do not have to put the key to your own happiness in someone else’s pocket!

— Sanchita Pandey

Your happiness is my happiness.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.

— Arthur Rubinstein

I am a conduit of happiness and abundance. It comes to me effortlessly so I can give it away with love.

— Debasish Mridha

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.

— Steve Kerr

You Mabden seem to think that happiness must be bought with misery… It is not easy for Vadhagh to understand that. We believe — believed — that happiness was a natural condition of reasoning beings.

— Michael Moorcock, The Knight of the Swords

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.

— Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Momentary happiness is worse than permanent misery.

— Ahmed Mostafa

I figure, sometimes, bad things happen to us so we can achieve a higher purpose and attain greater happiness and fulfillment in life.

— Omoakhuana Anthonia

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty justice and happiness which is everything in this world.

— Pascal

I don’t really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

— Eddie Albert

The search for happiness has long been a dominant feature of American life. It’s a byproduct of prosperity, not to mention the most famous line in the Declaration of Independence.

— Meghan Daum

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

— George Bernard Shaw

She knows what it is to be sad and miserable, but those emotions are almost enjoyable. They throw moments of happiness and laughter into sharper relief.

— Simon Mawer, The Glass Room

Live the life you love to live. Because love is all what makes you happy and happiness is all what makes life.

— Kritika

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

Don’t put off happiness you can have today. Tomorrow is a hope, not a promise

— Debra Anastasia

In all climates under all skies man’s happiness is always somewhere else.

— Giacomo Leopardi

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.

— Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously… I’m Kidding

Exciting happiness is joy, celebration, travelling, being in bed with a woman you desire.

— François Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

I pour another drink and wash the taste of dashed dreams from the back of my tongue. I feel half-dead, but my broken heart somehow still beats. What a stubborn, senseless organ, to keep going when all hope and happiness are lost.

— Julie Johnson, The Monday Girl

You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.

— Wayne W. Dyer

We must not seek happiness in peace but in conflict.

— Paul Claudel

God and the Angels can and want to assist you with all aspects of your life. Your happiness and life is their primary mission.

— Jan Porter, Angel Guides: love communication

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.

— Bob Marley

The secret of happiness is something to do.

— John Burroughs

the secret to happiness is counting your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

— T. Greenwood, Bodies of Water

The key to ultimate happiness and fulfillment lies within our own transformation. The more we learn and grow and evolve as individuals, the more we will find happiness and satisfaction in relationships, work and life.

— Kristi Bowman

I’d realized that in writing happiness is useless-without suffering there is no story.

— Isabel Allende, Maya’s Notebook

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

— Democritus

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Find out what makes you happy and do it. If you are happy, you bring happiness for the world.

— Debasish Mridha

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

— Mark Twain

I share my happiness and sorrowCos I know for once there will be no tomorrowIf I wish to live in your memoriesI too have to be there to share your worriesSpeak up to your friend, am just a call away

— Prashant Balan

True happiness consists in making others happy.

— Hindu proverb

We are chasing happiness, and don’t care about happiness of people who matter. Probably, we got our priorities right, but failed to set an order. We created a chaos hoping the world would fall in place itself..

— Crestless Wave

If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?

— Bo Bennett

Memory is the happiness of being alone.

— Lois Lowry, Anastasia Krupnik

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do something to love and something to hope for.

— Joseph Addison

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 have a sure knowledge that Thanks are the highest form of thought, and that true gratitude brings unbounded happiness doubled by miracles.

— Raymond D. Longoria Jr.

The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose aiming at something outside self.

— Hugh Black

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

— Jeremy Bentham

A man enjoys the happiness he feels, and a woman the happiness she gives.

— A.J. Rich, The Hand That Feeds You

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

..I buried myself in accomplishments, because with accomplishments, I believed I could control things, I could squeeze in every last piece of happiness before I got sick and died.. which I figured was my natural fate.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.

— Adrian Grenier

I feel the reason we are all here, our purpose of being, is to help others find their little piece of happiness and heaven right here on earth.

— Ken Poirot, Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

To speak of happiness is to create happiness.

— Marty Rubin

There is no greater peace than work and no greater happiness than progress.

— Sharad Vivek Sagar

Complaining from lack of food doesn’t always affect my emotions. complaining from lack of knowledge, passion, creative ideas and happiness always does.

— Sameh Elsayed

If you think happiness is a rare bird you won’t see much of it.

— Marty Rubin

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. — Victor Hugo

— Swapna Rajput

People say you can’t have peace without a war, but on the contrary they say they don’t support war. You can not, ever achieve happiness from focusing on suffering, you have to change your perspective. World peace starts with Inner peace.

— Mark Ryan

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 say to my children, the reason that marriage – and having children – is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself.

— Terry Wogan

…the truest feeling of happiness is the security that comes with being loved.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

Life is for happiness not for success.

— Debasish Mridha

The pursuit of happiness … is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.

— Robert Henri

Cut away the nonsense, the drama, the regret, the scars of the past, and make a decision to no longer let them govern your happiness and freedom.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

But let that not be the moral of my story. True happiness doesn’t come from simply getting married. I don’t believe a woman’s worth should be measured by whether or not she’s married.

— Holly Madison, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

— William Dean Howells

One has to learn contentment, forgiveness, and purpose on her own before the universe allows her to share her happiness with another soul.

— Benyf, 11.11.11 After so Many Years of Tears: Letters to My Distant Soul-Mate

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

— Thucydides

Hooking up with people who do not care about your happiness or you; is a serious and big decision. If you do decide to hook up, you must have a good reason for it just as you would to have a relationship.

— Shahla Khan, Friends With Benefits: Rethinking Friendship, Dating & Violence

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

— Thornton Wilder

I feel the reason we are all here, our purpose of being, is to help others find their little piece of happiness and heaven right here on earth…

— Ken Poirot, Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

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

I have long since chosen him for my only good, my all; my pleasure, my happiness in this world as in the world to come… -Susanna Wesley

— Arnold A. Dallimore, Susanna

At times, he admitted, he had been very happy in the apple business. He knew what Larch would have told him: that his happiness was not the point, or that it wasn’t as important as his usefulness.

— John Irving, The Cider House Rules

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

— Matthew Arnold

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.

— George Bernard Shaw, Androcles and the Lion

It’s not the circumstances of your life that are preventing you from being happy; it’s the excuses you’re making not to be happy! Like attracts like, happiness attracts happiness, so just drop the excuses – drop every one of them – and be happy now!

— Rhonda Byrne, How The Secret Changed My Life: Real People. Real Stories.

Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness. Society promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, government negatively by restraining our vices. Society encourages intercourse. Government creates distinctions.

— Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.

— Duchess Prazlin

Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, –will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, –or to diminish something of their pains.

— Jeremy Bentham

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

— Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

…I realized my happiness was artificial. I felt happy because I saw the others were happy and because I knew I should feel happy, but I wasn’t really happy.

— Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.

— Bo Derek

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness it has no taste.

— Charlotte Bronte

Life has a purpose and that is to be happy, and happiness is the fruits of our love and labor.

— Debasish Mridha

I wanted to hold happiness in reserve, like a bottle of champagne. I postponed it because I was afraid, because I overvalued it, and then I didn’t want to use it up, because what do you wish for then?

— Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness and he will never come to utter ruin.

— Aeschylus

All of us are in the manufacturing industry – manufacturing either our own happiness or unhappiness.

— Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.

— Doug Larson

The only way to find happiness is to create it inside your mind.

— Debasish Mridha

The real secret of happiness in life is to be contented of what you have.

— Napz Cherub Pellazo

It was a pity that people did not risk enough to speak out in behalf of one another’s happiness and their own.

— Louis Zukofsky, Collected Fiction

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

— Drew Barrymore

If you know the art of being happy with simple things, then you know the art of having maximum happiness with minimum effort!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Believing happiness to be in the eternal thing is called the enlightened vision (samkit).

— Dada Bhagwan

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness but in allowing happiness to change its form … happiness like a child must be allowed to grow up.

— Charles L. Morgan

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

— Baruch Spinoza

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only YOU can be responsible for it. You have to invest in yourself, or no one else will.

— Stacy Charter

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.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It turns out that what money buys has rapidly diminishing emotional returns … As long as we’re not destitute, happiness depends less on getting what we want than appreciating what we already have.

— Robert B. Reich

I love him wholly and unconditionally and without reservation. I love him enough to sacrifice a friendship. I love him enough to accept my own happiness and use it, in turn, to make him happy back.

— Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

No medicine is more valuable none more efficacious none better suited to the cure of all our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble and with whom we may share our happiness in time of joy.

— Saint Alfred of Rievaulx

The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Pleasure” is different from “happiness”. It has its own definition. Pleasure may or may not come from hard work; Pleasure may or may not come from sin; However, happiness is always divine and comes from fulfillment!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

When sorrows surround you few will comfort you. When happiness arises many will be part of the celebrationsAnd when Tragedy happens only the Lord is a prayer by calling out his Glorious name

— Sonny Cele

But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth that is the happiness of being truly loved.

— Lafcadio Hearn

we need deep cleansing of our thoughts on and often so that we can recharge our energy for our own health, happiness and purpose

— Kishore Bansal

Nothing thwarts happiness so much as the memory of happiness.

— André Gide, The Immoralist

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

— C. S. Lewis

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

— Samuel Johnson

Silence can symbolize many things; fear, anger, sadness, or shame. But one thing that silence cannot symbolize is happiness because silence is dark, silence is quiet, silence is everything happiness should not acquire.

— Keysi

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

— J.M. Barrie

Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.

— Victor Hugo

we are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility.

— Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Power means happiness power means hard work and sacrifice.

— Beyonce Knowles

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

— Helen Keller

There are only 2 paths to happiness in life. Utter Stupidity or Exceptional Wealth.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures – if not happiness – its hopeful pursuit.

— John Updike

Peace and happiness are powerful weapons against the Egos.

— Belsebuub

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.

— Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

there’s more to liberation than trying to avoid discomfort, more to lasting happiness than pursuing temporary pleasures, temporary relief.

— Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change

Expect the unexpected from the expected is key to happiness though they will be far

— Sabin Basnet

I’ve always been able to transform happiness and pain and sorrow and tears into positive energy.

— Thalia

The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.

— J. Petit-Senn

There is no greater power than that of a laugh and happiness is a force which can save a person from the horrors of the world.

— Hillary DePiano, The Love of Three Oranges: A Play for the Theatre That Takes the Commedia Dell’arte of Carlo Gozzi and Updates It for the New Millennium

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

— Helen Keller

As much longing for worldly happiness (of 5 senses) there is, that much less is the spiritual development.

— Dada Bhagwan

Life is paradoxical, but I believe that I could also be the same person I am today, if life would have cut me with happiness instead of pain.

— Haidji, SG – Suicide Game

Do they hate the idea of her, because she’s different from them, and that in this difference there might be some sort of inferiority or superiority that is hers or theirs, that in the end threatens the potential happiness of everyone?

— Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo

I have learned to find happiness not by possessing wealth and splendor but by giving it away for mankind.

— Debasish Mridha

I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness at any price is no happiness at all.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

Authentic happiness is not selfish, egotistical or narcissistic, in fact, it is essential in order for humankind to thrive

— Lisa Cypers Kamen, Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations of misery.

— Aldous Huxley

We are nothing without them, our scars and our blemishes. Take away our delusional smiles if you must, snatch away our illusory happiness if you must, but please leave us our flaws for we do not wish to exist without them.

— Shruti Upadhaya, White Noise

How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

— Jane Austen, Emma

The venerable teachers, philosophers & spiritual practitioners throughout history have concluded that the greatest happiness we can experience comes from the development of an open, loving heart.

— Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

If you share your happiness with profound love, it will grow by leaps and bounds.

— Debasish Mridha

The way to achieve happiness is to have a high standard for yourself and a medium one for everyone else.

— Marcelene Cox

As far as I’m concerned, eighteen holes of golf is the only happiness that money can buy. – Momofuku Ando

— Andy Raskin

A man can’t talk of true happiness if he has never known true love—the trusting, selfless and unconditional love that I took for granted.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

Thank God for dirty dishes they have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry we’re eating pretty well. With home and health and happiness we shouldn’t want to fuss For by this stack of evidence God’s very good to us.

— Anonymous

You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.

— Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

I came here to show you the way to happiness is not through success but through love, compassion, and kindness.

— Debasish Mridha

Happiness got me two ungrateful sons, a husband who hates me, and a painful reality living as the shunned wife. If you think this happiness you’re clinging to will last, think again.

— Suilan Lee, Kiss Me to Spring Time

There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.

— Frederick Delius

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.

— Anonymous

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.

— C.G. Jung

The best philosophy is to do one’s duties to take the world as it comes submit respectfully to one’s lot and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it whatever it is.

— Horace Walpole

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

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.

— Hannah Arendt

The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy.

— Luther Burbank

Happiness resides in your mind. Never infect your mind with negative thoughts or happiness will fly away.

— Debasish Mridha

For some people, she thought, trials were only temporary; they sailed towards happiness through the roughest weather.

— Emma Donoghue, Slammerkin

I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.

— Parker Palmer

Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.

— Shawn Achor

Ones life will have much more meaning and happiness if one makes their own decisions

— Duncan William Gibbons

God waits only the separation of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward. Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness — to glory?

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.

— Ezra Taft Benson

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.

— C.S. Lewis

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

Jalebi (dessert) makes tea taste bland [tasteless]. Similarly, when one tastes the happiness of the Self, it makes worldly happiness bland. One cannot break free from the worldly life until one finds worldly happiness bland.

— Dada Bhagwan

Power means happiness power means hard work and sacrifice.

— Beyonce Knowles

Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness – to glory?

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

When you see Happiness as a far sighted vision or goal, you miss the happiness within!

— Harrish Sairaman

All things, even the deepest sorrow or the most profound happiness are all temporary. Hope is fuel for the soul, without hope, forward motion ceases.

— Landon Parham, First Night of Summer

Remember your true self. You are more than just flesh and bones; you are unlimited energy and power. Knowing this, you will understand why happiness and prosperity are your birth right.

— Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering Guide

I can only point out a curious fact. 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 Day Hershey

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.

— Georges Bataille

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

— John Stuart Mill

We tend to search for happiness and love forgetting that both can be found when we stop searching for sadness and hate.

— Hisham Fawzi

Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!

— Ludwig van Beethoven

We were an imperfect family. I knew that. But at last we were on each other’s side, dug in with a new and more profound commitment. Our happiness was hard won, it was ours and I was determined to keep us whole.

— Dorothea Benton Frank, The Hurricane Sisters

saying goodbye isnt hard, but saying it to something you care about is whats hard, because you dont want to forget the emmotional pain and happiness they caused in you’re life.

— Annoymous

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

Don’t ever lose your smile. Don’t ever let anything take away the joy from your laugh. You never know when the taste of laughter on the tongue or the scent of happiness in the air might save one’s life.

— Emory R. Frie, Wonderland

Each person on this planet is inherently intrinsically capable of attaining “dizzying heights” of happiness and fulfillment.

— Wayne Dyer

Just for the record: happiness is not bullshit.

— Andrew Sean Greer, Less

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

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.

— C.S. Lewis

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

— Bertolt Brecht

What a happy woman I am, living in a garden, with books, babies, birds and flowers, and plenty of leisure to enjoy them. Sometimes I feel as if I were blest above all my fellows in being able to find happiness so ea

— Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

— Hosea Ballou

The happiest people in the world are those who give happiness to others.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I am not here, I am somewhere else, my body is here but mind is in the skyflying with the clouds, spreading her wings of imagination to find the rainbow of happiness and joy.

— Debasish Mridha

Mrs. Gruber said that happiness was not something she aspired to, that when we had seen as much of the world as she had, we would know that what lies right behind the horseshit is not a prize pony, my dears, it’s more horseshit.

— Amy Bloom

Ignorance is the only possible happiness this world has to offer

— Patrick Süskind

The first step to happiness and personal mastery is to start now.

— Robbie Vorhaus, One Less. One More.

The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to?

— Wayne Gerard Trotman

Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.

— E. V. Lucas

The point of simple living, for me has got to be:A soft place to landA wide margin of errorRoom to breatheLots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day

— Leo Babauta

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

Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability.

— Kehlani

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something to secure it in this world we must do something.

— Charlotte P. Gilman

True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.

— Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.

— Tom Holland

There is one experience that brings joy or happiness to every living being. The experience of love.

— Deepak Chopra, Training the Mind, Healing the Body

The law of nature is such that everyone gets happiness according to their needs. The ‘tender’ that everyone (of us) fills out, is indeed fulfilled.

— Dada Bhagwan

The only way to happiness is never to give happiness a thought.

— Elton Trueblood

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Love does as it undoes. It goes after with equal tenacity: joy and heartbreak. Her happiness was his unhappiness and that’s the unfair way it was.

— Jandy Nelson

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

Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.

— Samuel Chase

On the surface, there is something peculiar about turning a portion of one’s happiness over to a collection of ballplayers, and perhaps more peculiar still is concerning oneself about ball games played decades before one’s birth.

— Tom Swift, Chief Bender’s Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.

— Lydia M. Child

Reiko had not kept a diary and was now denied the pleasure of assiduously rereading her record of the happiness of the past few months and consigning each page to the fire as she did so.- Death in Midsummer and Other Stories

— Yukio Mishima, Patriotism

When we are happy, we forget to eat. Then happiness is a primary need, even more important for life than nourishing the body.

— Rossana Condoleo

Phineas didn’t really dislike West Point in particular or authority in general, but just considered authority the necessary evil against which happiness was achieved by reaction, the backboard which returned all the insults he threw at it.

— John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart develop the happiness habit and life will become a continual feast.

— Norman Vincent Peale

This I have known, and these have come againWith echoing happiness in heart and brain;Time standing still, surrendering to meBeauty that otherwise would cease to be.

— William Kean Seymour, The Cats of Rome: New and Selected Poems

What is the worth of anything But for the happiness ’twill bring?

— Richard Owen Cambridge

When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.

— Gabrielle Bernstein, May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

Do what you like and like what you doIt will bring success, joy and happiness to you.

— Debasish Mridha

On Easter day let us promise to resurrect, transcend, and transform our conscience for the happiness of mankind.

— Debasish Mridha

No one can steal your happiness unless you give them the key to your heart’s safe.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Success is relative, but happiness is absolute.

— Eraldo Banovac

Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.

— Ruth Fulton Benedict

Free yourself from the complexities of your life! A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

I’ve had a good life, full of more success and happiness than I ever expected.

— Maeve Binchy

They were both smiling so hard, it was surprising the frame could contain the happiness of that moment, surprising that it didn’t shatter into a million pieces, floating all over the funeral home like dust.

— Liz Welch, The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir

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

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

It may seem paradoxical, but you really do experience greater happiness when you choose to stop trying to control everything. And on a spiritual level, you evolve by learning the power of surrender and of love.

— Susan Barbara Apollon, An Inside Job: A Psychologist Shares Healing Wisdom for Your Cancer Journey

Real happiness is cheap enough yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

— Hosea Ballou

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

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

It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.

— Viktor Frankl

This will be triumph! This will be happiness! Yea that very thing happiness which I have been pursuing all my life and have never yet overtaken.

— Joanna Baillie

You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does

— Sri Chinmoy

Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality’s soil.

— Daisaku Ikeda

She is not with me, this grief is not bigger then this happiness that she is with her choice

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari

Are you going to allow the world around you to change while you remain stagnant? Make this the time you throw away old habits that have hindered your happiness and success and finally allow your greatest self to flourish.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Many women miss their greatest chance of happiness through a want of courage in a decisive moment.

— Winifred Gordon

Where fear is happiness is not.

— Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Our happiness or misery depends upon our perception Not on the situation.

— Debasish Mridha

Why is it that happiness remembered feels like despair?

— Heather Chaplin

There is no happiness in having or in getting but only in giving.

— Henry Drummond

The happiness of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she is destined to become the safe and venerable asylum of virtue, of honesty, of tolerance, and quality and of peaceful liberty.

— Marquis De Lafayette

We all have a different answer to what defines our happiness and fulfillment, but for all of us it begins with inner peace. Without inner peace, happiness and fulfillment is hard to reach.

— Ron Baratono

The drive for happiness is vital it’s what keeps us in motion.

— Richard Gere

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

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.

— Erasmus

Some people radiate happiness and make every one happy around them.

— Debasish Mridha

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

— Albert Camus

When our thoughts, our words, and our deeds are for happiness then we are happy.

— Debasish Mridha

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

One day of happiness is worth more than a lifetime of sorrow …. Under ordinary circumstances, jealousy is a suspicion to the person who excites it and degrading to the person who indulges it.

— Victor Hugo

Good heavens of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed … if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.

— James Russell Lowell

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

— V. S. Pritchett

If you stay in the company of anger, pain, or hurt, happiness will find someone else to visit.

— Kristen Crockett, The Gift of Past Relationships

My happiness comes from the kindness of those around me.

— Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket: The Complete Collection

Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

— George Santayana

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile a kind look a heartfelt compliment and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

— Ausonius

Just remember that those who feel profoundly depressed are those whose happiness is likewise intense. What’s so wrong with that?

— Ashly Lorenzana

I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.

— Taylor Swift

The dead don’t desire revenge, but the happiness of the livng. To dirty your small hands would bring joy to no one.-Kenshin to Eiji

— Nobuhiro Watsuki

A person with a forgiving heart knows where happiness dwells.

— Debasish Mridha

Everyone chases after happiness not noticing that happiness is at their heels.

— Bertolt Brecht

She couldn’t avoid being serious about things she cared for, and happiness made her grave at the thought of all the things which might destroy it.

— Graham Greene, A Gun for Sale

We will never find the perfect job, relationship, or situation. What we can do is search for happiness. Our ideals in life are set by others, and it’s because they haven’t mastered the art of the happiness search.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

Let happiness bloom. In the caring love, In the softness of your tender voice, In the nonjudgmental love, In the beauty and pureness of a smile.

— Debasish Mridha

Search not for happiness outside yourself, for nothing could be further from the truth.

— Eric Micha’el Leventhal

In the midst of happiness or despairin sorrow or in joyin pleasure or in pain:Do what is right and you will be at peace.

— Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Average people have a world view that says being comfortable with who and where they are in life is the key to happiness. The great ones have a world view that says happiness is learning, growing and becoming.

— Steve Siebold

Every form of happiness if one, every desire is driven by the same motor–by our love for a single value, for the highest potentiality of our own existence–and every achievement is an expression of it.

— Ayn Rand

A glass of happiness fills whole body. (Un verre de bonheur – Remplit tout le corps)

— Charles de Leusse

The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.

— Herbert Read

Joy and happiness are the treasures of life and it comes when we appreciate and express gratitude for the abundance of our life.

— Debasish Mridha

People wear masks in the light because true happiness are the agents of deception and delusion.

— Lionel Suggs

It was never built for the comfort and happiness of its citizens, but to astonish the world.

— Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky

Much that for us is fraught with with happiness or misery, remains almost unnoticed by the rest of the world.

— Marcel Proust, Jean Santeuil

Why must we cling to those who walk away instead of granting freedom? We must give the same liberty God gives to prodigals-an ability to let them go-or we’ll be perennially bound to others for our happiness and effective service.

— Mary E. DeMuth, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus

When you snatch happiness in little bits, fits and starts, and lose it, like me, you become coarse, little by little, you become hateful.

— Sarah Ruhl, Chekhov’s Three Sisters & Woolf’s Orlando

Do you want a world with . . . more joy and happiness? Then find your own joy and happiness and contribute to the joy and happiness of others.

— Bo Lozoff

Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

For the likes of you, the path to happiness is one mean son of a bitch of a path.

— Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life. I have discovered happiness in being true to who I am.

— Julianne Donaldson

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The purpose of life is to be happy and then spread the fragrance of happiness to enhance the beauty of life.

— Debasish Mridha

The worldly life means a market place of sensual pleasures. Worldly life means false (temporary) happiness all the time. And moksha (liberation) means permanent happiness all the time.

— Dada Bhagwan

Man’s happiness springs mainly from moderate troubles which afford the mind a healthful stimulus and are followed by a reaction which produces a cheerful flow of spirits.

— E. Wigglesworth

How could any Lord have made this world?… there is no reason, order, justice: but suffering, death, the poor. There was no treachery too base for this world to commit… No happiness lasted.

— Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

where love n happiness makes us blind, pain n hurt helps to see truth. So, pain in good.

— deepakgogna

Be thankful for a breath of fresh air to be alive and well. Allow love and happiness to penetrate throughout your mind and soul. Take time to relax and live in the moment, the now, the present. Enjoy today.

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana

The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy.

— A. Edward Newton

Before searching for happiness in others, we must first find it in ourselves.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

If a man has important work and enough leisure and income to enable him to do it properly he is in possession of as much happiness as is good for any of the children of Adam.

— R. H. Tawney

I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that.

— Marissa Mayer

Doing the next “right thing” will always bring more genuine happiness than simply doing the next fun thing.

— John Bruna

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. ‘Made-in-China’ goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can’t manufacture the happiness of our people.

— Ai Weiwei

People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

Depression is not an absence of happiness, it’s a feeling that happiness may never return.

— Steven Aitchison

As you act with more control, compassion, and love, the lives of those around you improve. When you let yourself find happiness, your friends, family, and acquaintances will begin to find their happiness too.

— Avina Celeste

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

— William James

It is my observations, though, that happiness limits the amount of suffering one is willing to inflict upon others

— Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

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

One way you can trace your way back to real and true happiness and joy is through forgiveness.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Death, I’ve dreamed of it, I’ve desired it, but what real happiness can come from it?

— Jonathan Anthony Burkett, Neglected But Undefeated

Man’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude … a man’s attitude will create the situation he imagines.

— James Lane Allen

Sometimes life knocks you down, but all you need to do is to get up because happiness isn’t in the absence of problems but the strength to overcome.

— Ane Krstevska

In my worst moments, I think the biggest effect of ‘Eats, Shoots & Leaves’ was to kill the happiness of people who had previously skipped through life, unaware of all the atrocities lurking in the world around them.

— Lynne Truss

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

Without knowing it, Javert in his awful happiness was deserving of pity, like every ignorant man who triumphs. Nothing could have been more poignant or more heartrending than that countenance on which was inscribed all the evil in what is good.

— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Happiness is not something to be pursued, it is something met, an encounter. Most encounters, however, have a sequel; this is their promise. The encounter with happiness has no sequel. All is there instantly. Happiness is what pierces grief.

— John Berger

Only strong people can find happiness from the sadness surrounding them.

— Sahaj Oberoi

Years and years of happiness only make us realize how lucky we are to have friends that have shared and made that happiness a reality.

— Robert E. Frederick

For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about an inner happiness and an overall well-being.

— Rakul Preet Singh

Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.

— Tecumseh

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

— Clara Schumann

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

— Sigmund Freud

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities..

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

— Greg Anderson

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

— Douglas Horton

Life is directly proportional to happiness and sadness.

— Santosh Kalwar

From my tears of happiness I have became a mountain of strength surrounded by a sea of Joy.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.

— Chuang-tzu

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

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes but in liking what one does.

— J. M. Barrie

I want you with me, my dearest. Not just as a friend, though also as that. I want you as my wife. I want to know that we share our lives and cares, we share our health and ill, and we share our happiness and sorrow.

— Aleksandra Layland, Far Haven: A Quest for Certitude. A Fight for Justice.

A little misery, at times, makes one appreciate happiness more.

— L. Frank Baum, The Patchwork Girl of Oz

I wanted color. I wanted to soar with happiness even if it meant dealing with the weight of fear and guilt, too. I wanted to live.

— Heather Anastasiu, Glitch

He believed with all his heart that we should spend our lives in happiness and service, in joy and work, in kindness and in love, and he lived… and died… what he believed.

— Aleksandra Layland, Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. The Triumph of the Heart.

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given the powers we have not used the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which shirking pain misses happiness as well.

— Mary Cholmondeley

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 Henri

Only a fool would find happiness from an achievement that is detrimental to those he loves.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando

It is in the pursuit of a goal that happiness is found. Achievement is shortlived compared to the satisfaction found in knowing that you have consistently worked towards your goals. Dream big, work hard and find even bigger dreams to pursue.

— Avina Celeste

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

Don’t be fooled into thinking that love is special. That it’ll fill you up forever. Anyone can fall in love, but only you can make the art you were born for. And that’s the kind of happiness that lasts.

— J.C. Lillis, A&B

Unfortunately, wisdom and happiness are old enemies, and where one can be found, the other seldom lingers. – Wolloff

— Joseph R. Lallo, The Book of Deacon

Not that happiness is dull. Only that it doesn’t tell well. And of our consuming diversions as we age is to recite, not only to others but to ourselves, our own story.

— Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

True happiness is impossible without solitude. The fallen angel probably betrayed God because he longed for solitude, which angels do not know.

— Anton Chekhov

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

…. Blesstheir believing happiness will make them happy;that the ocean is magical, a kingdomwhere we go to be human, and grateful.

— Philip Schultz, Failure

don’t let the pursuit of happiness stop you from being happy right here, right now.

— Karen Salmansohn

One of the best ways to support the development of patience is to cultivate happiness with yourself.

— Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Never mind your happiness do your duty.

— Will Durant

If happiness always depended on what we had, then the richest would always be Glad, not Sad.


Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

— Andre Maurois

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.

— Maria Montessori

A lifetime of lonely regret or happiness with some pain along the way.

— Melissa Nathan, Persuading Annie

If life is a magnificent journey, then peace is the way and happiness is the destination.

— Debasish Mridha

The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Life is all about being in the labyrinth just to seek happiness but the only way to escape it is to stop and wait what’s next in this line

— Bianca Agoncillo

The secret of happiness is to be loving, cheerful, and appreciative.

— Debasish Mridha

There is no happiness in what worldly people believe happiness in, there is happiness in what Gnani [the enlightened one] believes the happiness in. What people regard as happiness is not happiness.

— Dada Bhagwan

Happiness, … even the smallest happiness, is like a step out of Time, and the greatest happiness is sharing in Eternity.

— Josef Pieper, Happiness and Contemplation

It is always worth itemizing happiness, there is so much of the other thing in a life, you had better put down the markers of happiness while you can.

— Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture

It’s time I stopped looking for men and time I start looking for me. Then I’ll find the happiness I’ve always wanted.

— Ella December

His words back thenstill press down my throat with happiness and sorrow.

— Mika Yamamori, ひるなかの流星 3 [Hirunaka no Ryuusei 3]

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.

— Dalai Lama XIV

Let your resolution and confession be, ‘I will change these things because I want to succeed, and I want to succeed because it will bring me the happiness I seek and desire.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

— Linus Pauling

I was delighted to see you again, and forgot for the moment that all happiness is fleeting.

— Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Frustration… when our happiness or sadness looses control. The blissful intensity of sensations, the disappointing realisation that dissatisfaction is not enough.

— Strohberry

Motherhood is still the great unknown. For some, it brings incomparable happiness and enriches their identity. Others manage as best they can to reconcile contradictory demands.

— Élisabeth Badinter, The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women

It is there as it is, not in the past, not in the future, just in the present moment. To live in the present gives a person true happiness as well as the perception of being connected to the world.

— MD. Muhtashimur Rahman

The common element in all the special forms of contemplation is the loving, yearning, affirming bent toward that happiness which is the same as God Himself, and which is the aim and purpose of all that happens in the world.

— Josef Pieper, Happiness and Contemplation

Cultivate and nurture being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. Remembering that In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

— Angie karan

The greatest happiness of life was to stand at the difficult border between success and failure.

— Eiji Yoshikawa, Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

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

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

Own your happiness and let people understand that they have to own theirs. If you make it your job to make people happy, you have made it your job to keep people happy.

— Saji Ijiyemi

Always give away your pure love without expecting any love in return. The universe will fill your heart with an abundance of love, joy and happiness again and again.

— Debasish Mridha

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

— Agnes Repplier

… motherhood is a game you must enter with as much energy, willingness, and happiness as possible.

— Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

Tell her happiness is just practice, ” he said. “If only she acted happy, she would be happy.

— Nancy Horan, Loving Frank

Many of us seem to live our lives looking for happiness. That is not always a bad thing, but it can be if we continually believe that happiness is someplace else and not in the present.

— Barbara Barrington Jones

There is only one way to happiness and that is through service.

— Debasish Mridha

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

— William James

Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live.

— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

How close we can approach the land of happiness with the heavy shackles on our feet of injustice permeated deeply into every corner?

— Mehmet Murat ildan

A simple act of kindness is happiness gained.

— Julia Kushemererwa

I want to be part of the happiness team – let’s create the happiness team – from love, not greed, love of life & our planet, true & free.

— Jay Woodman

The keys of happiness and success lie beyond your fear fences. Jump over the fences NOW

— Mohammed Sekouty

Your commitment to your happiness and well-being serves our entire world in powerful ways. Stay committed.You change our world for the better by changing your world for the better.

— Scott Stabile

That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.

— James Thomson

The one happiness is to shut one’s door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.

— Eleonora Duse

Our vision and commitment is towards the country’s progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people.

— Narendra Modi

The demon was turning out to be an unpredictable, feral, bone-and-head-collecting, sexually ravenous happiness battery. She swallowed. All I have to do is plug him in.

— Kresley Cole, Demon from the Dark

Imagine for a moment that life has given you everything you dream about, but you won’t be happy, because happiness comes when you pursue your dreams, otherwise it is not your dream, but charity.


That is the secret of happiness and virtue – liking what you’ve got to do.

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

My happiness is not free to everyone…Abuse my smile and it will cost you…

— Virginia Alison

If honor and wisdom and happiness are not for me, let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell.

— Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel

And though I was currently living a fairy tale, some part of my soul knew that happiness couldn’t last forever. I didn’t deserve a happily ever after, and there weren’t many other cards to play when that was the truth.

— Alysha Speer, Sharden

Money is human happiness in the abstract.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

A great hope gets crushed every time someone reminds us that happiness can be neither assumed nor earned; that we are all prisoners of our own flawed brains; that the ultimate aloneness in each of us is, finally, inviolable.

— Andrew Solomon

If you did not live lovingly and love deeply, you would not feel the pain of separation. But neither would you feel the joy, passion, and happiness that living fully and loving deeply bring.

— Susan Barbara Apollon, Touched by the Extraordinary, Book Two

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

— Honore de Balzac

Happiness must be a jealous pet. When you try seeking yours out, it tends to keep hidden. But as soon as you turn to help a friend find his, your own happiness comes bounding out of the darkness like some crazed animal.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Your happiness is a prayer for me, therefore i will always pray for your happiness.

— Grats

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change happiness like a child must be allowed to grow up.

— Charles L. Morgan

All the hungers we have for love, for union, for happiness are given by God to lead us to him. The difference between a saint and the greatest sinner is where they go to satisfy that hunger.

— Christopher West

People who say that money can’t buy happiness just don’t know where to shop.

— Kathy Lette

The ‘egoism’ that is used to hurt others will hurt one’s own self. The ‘egoism’ that is used to give happiness to others becomes cause for his own happiness.

— Dada Bhagwan

If you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.

— C. P. Snow

We all have different paths in life. As in purpose, so is happiness. As our purposes differ, so do our roads to happiness differ, though we may have common grounds.

— Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy

Only when there is dharmadhyan (auspicious contemplation; to not hurt anyone, to give happiness to others) in the body, then there is shukladhyan in the Self (contemplation as the Self, the Soul).

— Dada Bhagwan

Originality brings more bumps in the road, yet it leaves us with more happiness and a greater sense of meaning.

— Adam Grant, Originals

For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom.

— Sushant Singh Rajput

Wearing fake happiness is as good as smearing foundation. A bit of moisture drains it all.

— Aniruddha Sastikar

In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.

— Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

— Confucius

Happiness is the ultimate purpose of life and supreme happiness comes from adding value in others life.

— Debasish Mridha

If one departs from the bliss of the Eternal, he will come across the happiness that is obtained from the temporary.

— Dada Bhagwan

We must find within us a happiness with ourselves which no one else can disturb. Otherwise we give them power over us.

— Aleksandra Layland, Bind Not the Heart: A Windflower Saga Novella

Love what you do, do it with passion, work hard, and never give up. Money and happiness will come to you.

— Joseph C. Kunz Jr.

As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.

— Ioan Gruffudd

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

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

— Maurice Maeterlinck

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

All who would win joy must share it happiness was born a twin.

— Lord Byron

Only when men are connected to large universal goals are they really happy-and one result of their happiness is a rush of creative activity.

— Joyce Carol Oates

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

— Thomas Merton

I am overflowing with love, peace, joy, happiness and abundance.” Let this be your morning prayer.

— Debasish Mridha

In an established love of reading there is a policy of insurance guaranteeing certain happiness till death.

— A. Edward Newton, End Papers: Literary Recreations

-make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere; that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being…

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Beginnings are easy, but after that, happiness takes some work.

— Liz Thebart, Walk Away

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

— Freya Stark

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions.

— Alfred Tennyson

Remember that existence comes before the happiness and thus to exist is more important than to be happy!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

True happiness that stands the taste of time comes by recognizing and appreciating what we do possess.

— Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy