‘An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.’ – Lydia M. Child

‘The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.’ – Hosea Ballou

‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.’ – Omar Khayyam

‘Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.’ – Mother Teresa

‘Happiness depends upon ourselves.’ – Aristotle

‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.’ – Dalai Lama

‘There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.’ – George Sand

‘There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.’ – Epictetus

‘Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.’ – Denis Waitley

‘Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.’ – Helen Keller

‘It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.’ – Charles Spurgeon

‘If you want to be happy, be.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘Happiness can exist only in acceptance.’ – George Orwell

‘Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.’ – Thomas Merton

‘A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?’ – Albert Einstein

‘I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.’ – Groucho Marx

‘Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.’ – Guillaume Apollinaire

‘True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.’ – Martha Washington

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

‘Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.’ – Alice Walker

‘Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.’ – Clare Boothe Luce

‘The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.’ – Ashley Montagu

‘Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.’ – David Lee Roth

‘Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

‘All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.’ – Lord Byron

‘Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.’ – Ayn Rand

‘Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.’ – Zhuangzi

‘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

‘We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.’ – Walter Savage Landor

‘The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.’ – Robert Baden-Powell

‘True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.’ – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.’ – John Barrymore

‘A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.’ – Bil Keane

‘Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

‘To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.’ – Henry Ward Beecher

‘Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.’ – William E. Gladstone

‘Never mind your happiness; do your duty.’ – Peter Drucker

‘You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.’ – Julia Roberts

‘Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.’ – Robert Frost

‘Happiness is an inside job.’ – William Arthur Ward

‘It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.’ – Desiderius Erasmus

‘Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.’ – William Feather

‘Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.’ – Baruch Spinoza

‘Happiness is a direction, not a place.’ – Sydney J. Harris

‘The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.’ – Richard Bach

‘Happiness is good health and a bad memory.’ – Ingrid Bergman

‘Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.’ – Alexandre Dumas

‘The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson

‘Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.’ – Dennis Prager

‘The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.’ – William Inge

‘Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.’ – Adam Smith

‘Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.’ – Napoleon Hill

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

‘In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy? – Leslie Caron’ – Leslie Caron

‘Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.’ – Ovid

‘Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.’ – Andre Gide

‘Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.’ – Austin O’Malley

‘Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.’ – Ogden Nash

‘Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.’ – Frank McCourt

‘One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.’ – Rita Mae Brown

‘Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.’ – Oscar Levant

‘In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.’ – W. H. Auden

‘Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.’ – Rollo May

‘Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!’ – Lawrence G. Lovasik

‘Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.’ – Carl Sandburg

‘Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.’ – Bertolt Brecht

‘It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.’ – Agnes Repplier

‘Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.’ – Bernard Meltzer

‘I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.’ – J. D. Salinger

‘Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.’ – Leo Rosten

‘The secret of happiness is something to do.’ – John Burroughs

‘Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.’ – Joseph Wood Krutch

‘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

‘True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.’ – Helen Keller

‘Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.’ – Benjamin Spock

‘True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.’ – Ben Jonson

‘It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.’ – Kin Hubbard

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

‘It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.’ – Thomas Moore

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

‘The right to happiness is fundamental.’ – Anna Pavlova

‘For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.’ – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

‘Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.’ – Andy Rooney

‘Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.’ – Saul Bellow

‘Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.’ – Sam Levenson

‘The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.’ – F. H. Bradley

‘Joys divided are increased.’ – Josiah Gilbert Holland

‘The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.’ – Dale Carnegie

‘What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.’ – Leo Buscaglia

‘You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.’ – Ernie Banks

‘When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.’ – Malcolm Forbes

‘Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.’ – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?’ – Albert Camus

‘A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.’ – Bette Davis

‘It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘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

‘If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.’ – Dalai Lama

‘Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain!’ – Frederick William Faber

‘There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.’ – Alfred de Musset

‘Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.’ – Alphonse Karr

‘The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.’ – William Ellery Channing

‘To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.’ – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

‘That should be the measure of success for everyone. It’s not money, it’s not fame, it’s not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.’ – Lupe Fiasco

‘If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.’ – David Brainerd

‘If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.’ – Richard Bach

‘Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.’ – Fyodor Dostoevsky

‘Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.’ – Don Marquis

‘To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.’ – Jose Marti

‘Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.’ – Joseph Roux

‘Happiness does not consist in self-love.’ – Joseph Butler

‘Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.’ – Andrei Platonov

‘If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.’ – Leon Kass

‘The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.’ – Andre Maurois

‘Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.’ – Plutarch

‘The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.’ – Albert Camus

‘Happiness is no laughing matter.’ – Richard Whately

‘To forget oneself is to be happy.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.’ – Sarah McLachlan

‘Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘When ambition ends, happiness begins.’ – Thomas Merton

‘Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.’ – Euripides

‘Love is trembling happiness.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.’ – Ernest Hemingway

‘Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.’ – John Dryden

‘I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.’ – Zhuangzi

‘Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.’ – Richard Bach

‘All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.’ – Baruch Spinoza

‘Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.’ – Henry Van Dyke

‘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

‘To describe happiness is to diminish it.’ – Stendhal

‘Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.’ – George Sand

‘Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.’ – Nathaniel Hawthorne

‘It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.’ – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.’ – Jane Austen

‘Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.’ – Douglas William Jerrold

‘There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.’ – Denis Diderot

‘You can be happy where you are.’ – Joel Osteen

‘Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others.’ – Henry Drummond

‘We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘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

‘Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.’ – Ayn Rand

‘You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.’ – Percy Ross

‘Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.’ – Swami Sivananda

‘There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.’ – Jose Marti

‘A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.’ – Joseph Addison

‘Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.’ – Alphonse Karr

‘It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.’ – Immanuel Kant

‘To buy happiness is to sell soul.’ – Douglas Horton

‘The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.’ – Joseph Roux

‘Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.’ – Mary Baker Eddy

‘Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.’ – Joseph Franklin Rutherford

‘Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.’ – Anatole France

‘Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton

‘So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.’ – Booth Tarkington

‘Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘Happiness seems made to be shared.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.’ – Sophocles

‘Desire is individual. Happiness is common.’ – Julian Casablancas

‘Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.’ – Robert Staughton Lynd

‘Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.’ – Henri Frederic Amiel

‘Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.’ – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

‘There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.’ – Baltasar Gracian

‘People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.’ – Lucinda Williams

‘The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.’ – William Dean Howells

‘Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.’ – Buddha

‘The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.’ – William Morris

‘Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!’ – Dita Von Teese

‘Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.’ – Joel Osteen

‘The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.’ – Thucydides

‘Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.’ – Kevyn Aucoin

‘Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.’ – Nathaniel Hawthorne

‘Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.’ – Dale Carnegie

‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.’ – Albert Camus

‘Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.’ – Aeschylus

‘God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.’ – Joseph Addison

‘Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.’ – Carrie Underwood

‘What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money.’ – Henny Youngman

‘Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.’ – Jim Rohn

‘My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.’ – Denzel Washington

‘Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.’ – George Burns

‘The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.’ – Marie Kondo

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

‘Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.’ – Maria Mitchell

‘A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.’ – Tom Wilson

‘A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.’ – Brene Brown

‘Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.’ – Democritus

‘There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.’ – Fyodor Dostoevsky

‘Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.’ – Taylor Swift

‘I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton

‘Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.’ – James E. Faust

‘Independence is happiness.’ – Susan B. Anthony

‘It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.’ – George Foreman

‘Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.’ – Robert A. Heinlein

‘Beauty is the promise of happiness.’ – Edmund Burke

‘No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.’ – Christian Nestell Bovee

‘They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.’ – Confucius

‘Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better person – not perfect, but still a work in progress.’ – Alana Stewart

‘I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.’ – Christina Milian

‘There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.’ – Dante Alighieri

‘Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.’ – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.’ – Daniel Boone

‘Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.’ – Immanuel Kant

‘The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.’ – J. Donald Walters

‘The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.’ – Daniel Dennett

‘Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.’ – Theodore Isaac Rubin

‘Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.’ – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

‘We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.’ – George Bernard Shaw

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

‘Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.’ – John Harrigan

‘The most simple things can bring the most happiness.’ – Izabella Scorupco

‘Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.’ – Euripides

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

‘Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.’ – Dada Vaswani

‘Low expectations is the key to happiness in life.’ – Christopher Miller

‘Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.’ – Heraclitus

‘Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.’ – Wayne Gretzky

‘Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘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

‘So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.’ – Nicki Minaj

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

‘Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.’ – Shawn Achor

‘Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.’ – George Washington

‘The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness.’ – Martin Seligman

‘Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘The groundwork of all happiness is health.’ – Leigh Hunt

‘Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.’ – Helen Gurley Brown

‘Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.’ – Brad Pitt

‘Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfillment; it’s the ability to give.’ – Adam Neumann

‘Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.’ – Lesley Ann Warren

‘Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.’ – William Butler Yeats

‘We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.’ – Mary Oliver

‘It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure.’ – Jordan Peterson

‘Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.’ – Michael Novak

‘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

‘No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.’ – Barbara De Angelis

‘Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.’ – Marcel Proust

‘Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.’ – John Lubbock

‘The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.’ – Eric Hoffer

‘No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.’ – Mary Wollstonecraft

‘I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.’ – Kanye West

‘Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.’ – Daphne du Maurier

‘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

‘There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.’ – Henry Ford

‘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

‘Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘Happiness is only real when shared.’ – Christopher McCandless

‘At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.’ – Holly Holm

‘No amount of money can replace the kind of happiness and satisfaction I derive out of writing.’ – Sreenivasan

‘The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.’ – Karl Marx

‘All the riches in the world do not come close to the happiness of having children and being a mother.’ – Jocelyn Wildenstein

‘Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.’ – Beyonce Knowles

‘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

‘Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!’ – Freddie Mercury

‘Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.’ – John Dewey

‘Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.’ – Margaret Lee Runbeck

‘The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.’ – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

‘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

‘It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.’ – Dolley Madison

‘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

‘Happiness isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you got.’ – Garth Brooks

‘Happiness, for me, has to be real – life that is made of real conversations, of spending quality time with close friends, walks in nature and woods, praying, feeling real gratitude, reading good books, being able to be in the moment and hearing the sounds of nature.’ – Bhumika Chawla

‘Happiness is the natural flower of duty.’ – Phillips Brooks

‘My definition of beauty is happiness. I believe that when you are happy, it shines through and makes you a more attractive and beautiful person!’ – Bianca Balti

‘We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.’ – Charlie Chaplin

‘The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.’ – Gary Larson

‘Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.’ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

‘The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.’ – Bryant H. McGill

‘Like anything worth doing in life, happiness takes time and patience and consistency.’ – Mark Manson

‘Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.’ – Harold Kushner

‘Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.’ – Thomas Aquinas

‘I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.” – Sandra Bullock

‘It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.’ – Thomas Paine

‘A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then, it’s too late.’ – Frank Sinatra

‘I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.’ – Frederic Chopin

‘The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.’ – Frederick Douglass

‘The revolutionary sees his task as liberation not only of the oppressed but also of the oppressor. Happiness can never truly exist in a state of tension.’ – Steven Biko

‘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

‘The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.’ – Plato

‘Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.’ – Bill Vaughan

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

‘I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.’ – Swami Sivananda

‘Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.’ – Valerie Bertinelli

‘I always had a larger view. I’m interested in real life – my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.’ – Amy Adams

‘I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.’ – Audrey Hepburn

‘True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.’ – John W. Gardner

‘When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.’ – Bob Hope

‘Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.’ – Iris Murdoch

‘For me, cinema is happiness.’ – Rajkumar Hirani

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

‘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

‘Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.’ – Muhammad Yunus

‘Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.’ – William S. Burroughs

‘True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness. The only thing that can give us true refuge is the awareness and love that is intrinsic to who we are. Ultimately, it’s our own true nature.’ – Tara Brach

‘We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.’ – Epicurus

‘Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.’ – Dionne Warwick

‘Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.’ – William Samuel Johnson

‘In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.’ – Marla Gibbs

‘Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.’ – Martha Beck

‘I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.’ – Bobby Davro

‘Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.’ – Hafez

‘To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.’ – Henry Van Dyke

‘A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.’ – Shah Rukh Khan

‘We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.’ – Alanis Morissette

‘The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.’ – Thomas Huxley

‘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

‘Growing up, my dad was ‘get a real job, don’t go pursuing your dreams, that’s how you become homeless.’ So, do I pick my family or do I pick my own happiness, and how much does my own happiness depend on my family?’ – Jimmy O. Yang

‘An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.’ – Clara Barton

‘Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.’ – Alphonse de Lamartine

‘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

‘We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.’ – Jeremy Bentham

‘We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.’ – Tom Waits

‘My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.’ – Michael J. Fox

‘All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.’ – John Gunther

‘My size is a huge part of me. You just have to appreciate those kinds of things. So I wasn’t born with long legs – who cares. You just have to embrace it. Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness.’ – Sabrina Carpenter

‘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

‘Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.’ – Henri Matisse

‘Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.’ – Norman Lear

‘The culture of a workplace – an organization’s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.’ – Adam Grant

‘Happiness is always a coincidence.’ – Jose Bergamin

‘Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives.’ – Tara Stiles

‘Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.’ – Andrea Hirata

‘Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.’ – Prem Rawat

‘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.’ – Montesquieu

‘Good clothing is a passport to happiness.’ – Yves Saint Laurent

‘Personal health is related to self-control and to the worship of life in all its natural beauty – self-control bringing with it happiness, renewed youth, and long life.’ – Maria Montessori

‘I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.’ – Mitski

‘The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.’ – Franz Kafka

‘Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.’ – Kareena Kapoor Khan

‘Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.’ – Jacques Prevert

‘People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.’ – Gary Vaynerchuk

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

‘I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.’ – Tobey Maguire

‘Gamble, cheat, lie, and steal. Let me explain: Gamble for your best shot in life – dare to take risks. Cheat those who would have you be less than you are. Lie in the arms of those you love. And finally, steal every moment of happiness.’ – Caitlyn Jenner

‘Happiness is fleeting – I think that’s the main lesson I have learned.’ – Cate Blanchett

‘Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.’ – Martin Yan

‘It gets better: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It may take one day, it may take ten years. But one day, you will find happiness if you manifest it. Put that energy out, and it’ll come back.’ – Lil Xan

‘I just want to say to women, ‘Be yourself – it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that – and it takes a few heartbreaks – you can be happy.” – Cherie Lunghi

‘Isolation is the one sure way to human happiness.’ – Glenn Gould

‘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

‘The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can’t completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.’ – Sushant Singh Rajput

‘Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.’ – Sharon Draper

‘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

‘People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.’ – Joan Rivers

‘The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.’ – Kelsang Gyatso

‘Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.’ – Jean-Paul Marat

‘Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.’ – Frances Burney

‘Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.’ – Viktor E. Frankl

‘With trans people, I just think you can’t help the way you are born, though. You know, it’s DNA, it’s genetics. I’m just glad people can do things about their own happiness. I think this thought process that they’re trying to wipe out women is a bit ridiculous – it’s a minority of people.’ – Kathy Burke

‘Money can’t buy you happiness, but it helps you look for it in a lot more places.’ – Milton Berle

‘Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.’ – Oswald Chambers

‘The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I’m interested in happiness.’ – Ruth Reichl

‘The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.’ – Jonathan Edwards

‘We desire the good of the world and the happiness of the nations that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened… what harm is there in this?… these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come.’ – Baha’u’llah

‘Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.’ – Maxim Gorky

‘The child asks, ‘Why don’t I have this happiness thing you’re telling me about?” – Shel Silverstein

‘Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.’ – Langston Hughes

‘I’m completely honest with everyone I deal with. I genuinely care about people. I want to see people succeed and be the best that they can be. So, I wanted to write a motivational book about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.’ – Bruce Buffer

‘There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.’ – Henry Drummond

‘To me, flowers are happiness.’ – Stefano Gabbana

‘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

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

‘Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.’ – Barry Sanders

‘Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.’ – Logan Pearsall Smith

‘I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.’ – Queen Latifah

‘I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.’ – Wilhelm von Humboldt

‘Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I’m totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself.’ – Maeve Binchy

‘There is absolutely nothing in this world that will provide more comfort and happiness than a testimony of the truth.’ – Thomas S. Monson

‘He who avoids complaint invites happiness.’ – Abu Bakr

‘Nothing makes you feel better than when you get into a hotel bed, and the sheets feel so good. Why shouldn’t you wake up like that every day? Spend money on your mattress and bedding because these things make a difference on your sleep and, ultimately, your happiness.’ – Bobby Berk

‘Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.’ – Louise Hart

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

‘Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on ‘being more’ rather than simply having more.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.’ – Greg Anderson

‘There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.’ – Anwar Sadat

‘Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money’s not related to happiness.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.’ – Freya Stark

‘Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.’ – George Santayana

‘Inside every adult there’s still a child that lingers. We’re happiness merchants – giving people the opportunity to dream like children.’ – Guy Laliberte

‘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 foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.’ – P. T. Barnum

‘Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process.’ – George Takei

‘Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.’ – Jane Austen

‘The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘It’s always there, it’s in your bones, every single piece of grief or loss or happiness or sadness you feel in your life is there.’ – Jacob Elordi

‘There is nothing that you can’t overcome. So it’s never too late for happiness.’ – Pepa

‘We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

‘Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘The power of cosmetics and the effect they can have on one’s happiness and confidence is very real.’ – Huda Kattan

‘Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.’ – Thomas Szasz

‘That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.’ – Willa Cather

‘I define my life around happiness, being safe, being able to enjoy life and live this life for a long time.’ – George Hill

‘I honestly believe true happiness lies in lowered expectations. In opening the door to let the air in.’ – Sara Pascoe

‘You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.’ – Brad Garrett

‘I’m not a showoff. My happiness comes from very basic and simple things.’ – Dennis Lloyd

‘Happiness is the longing for repetition.’ – Milan Kundera

‘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

‘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

‘When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.’ – W. Bruce Cameron

‘My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.’ – Clara Schumann

‘There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.’ – James K. Polk

‘When it comes to relationship compromise, it’s a fine balance between doing something for your own happiness, and finding happiness in being of service to another person, in whatever way that ends up being.’ – Chris Sullivan

‘You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.’ – Tracy Kidder

‘Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!’ – Shweta Basu Prasad

‘If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.’ – Evita Peron

‘The necessary thing for anyone to be happy and contented as long as he lives is working for the ones who will come after him rather than working for himself… One can reach the true delight and happiness in the life only by working for the existence, honor, and happiness of the future generations.’ – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

‘The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.’ – Al Green

‘Happiness is not a luxury. It is a necessity. When we are happy, we are in the best possible place to be good to ourselves and those we love.’ – Suze Orman

‘Everyone wants to be happy – people find happiness in different ways. While you want to pursue your career 100 percent, I think it is very hard to give 100 percent in something else. It’s important to find this balance, and priorities change throughout life.’ – Ana Ivanovic

‘I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.’ – Giorgio Armani

‘It’s the most beautiful job in the world to give happiness to people.’ – Hubert de Givenchy

‘Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.’ – Zoe Saldana

‘Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that.’ – Nick Cave

‘The happiness of society is the end of government.’ – John Adams

‘I get way too much happiness from good food.’ – Elizabeth Olsen

‘The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.’ – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

‘Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.’ – Saint Augustine

‘I try to have a very optimistic outlook on life. I try not to take anything too seriously. I try to – and I do – find a ton of joy and happiness in my life, and I think that helps you stay youthful.’ – Sutton Foster

‘In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.’ – Tsai Ing-wen

‘It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘Marriage and family are ordained of God. The family is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Under God’s great plan of happiness, families can be sealed in temples and be prepared to return to dwell in His holy presence forever. That is eternal life!’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘My aim in life isn’t so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.’ – Charles Saatchi

‘I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.’ – Drew Barrymore

‘Happiness lies first of all in health.’ – George William Curtis

‘Happiness is only attained by the free will agreeing in its freedom to accord with the will of God.’ – Sabine Baring-Gould

‘I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.’ – Malcolm Muggeridge

‘Everyone needs resilience. It’s a virtue essential to growth and essential to happiness.’ – Eric Greitens

‘We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.’ – Sydney Smith

‘No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.’ – Graham Greene

‘I always found myself feeling that happiness rises and frustration trickles down. If the people at the top are frustrated, then everybody down the line feels that. But if the people at the bottom are happy and fulfilled, then they do their jobs a little better, and it goes up that way.’ – Wyatt Cenac

‘I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.’ – Nana Mouskouri

‘It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.’ – William Wilberforce

‘Money can’t buy happiness.’ – Howard Hughes

‘The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It’s an active process.’ – Kate Hudson

‘I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn’t have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today.’ – Tom Ford

‘It’s so essential to happiness to speak your truth out loud – because this sharing of your core pain is what creates a necessary healing shift – from negative beliefs about the world – to positive beliefs – and frees you up to be able to fully view life with meaning, purpose and connection with others.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.’ – John Prine

‘The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.’ – Virginia Woolf

‘One of the eternal truths is that happiness is created and developed in peace, and one of the eternal rights is the individual’s right to live.’ – Bertha von Suttner

‘I’m not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn’t bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation.’ – William Clay Ford, Jr.

‘Just staying healthy, that is true wealth and true happiness.’ – Jon Jones

‘Happiness means nothing to me. I just want to have meaning and purpose.’ – Jon Krakauer

‘The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘The drive for happiness is vital; it’s what keeps us in motion.’ – Richard Gere

‘Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don’t necessarily know how to obtain happiness.’ – Gregg Easterbrook

‘The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.’ – Annie Besant

‘God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.’ – Josephine Baker

‘It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.’ – Philip Sidney

‘Happiness is very simple and minimal.’ – Tablo

‘Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.’ – Tecumseh

‘Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one’s self to do without it.’ – George Eliot

‘To increase the power, develop the resources and promote the happiness of a Confederacy, it is requisite there should be so much of homogeneity that the welfare of every portion would be the aim of the whole.’ – Jefferson Davis

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘Don’t depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That’s when good things come around – when you do your own thing and you’re not worried about a man. It will happen in due time.’ – Keke Palmer

‘Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.’ – Stendhal

‘When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants – that that’s our purpose.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘Football brings happiness.’ – Lucas Vazquez

”Sunrise Sunset’ is about trying to get to a place where life is simple and not letting the stress and happenings in the world get in the way of your happiness.’ – Benny Cassette

‘Life should be blissful, and blissful doesn’t mean just a small happiness. It’s huge. It is profound.’ – David Lynch

‘It is the chief joy of all holy beings to witness the joy and happiness of those around them.’ – Ellen G. White

‘The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it’s the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights.’ – Mike Crapo

‘What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don’t really find happiness within materialistic things. Like, it’s cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it’s amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I’m like, ‘Oh, so I guess that wasn’t really happiness.” – Kylie Jenner

‘The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.’ – Winifred Holtby

‘I am quite miserable because I’m never satisfied with what I’ve got. You’re always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness.’ – Simon Cowell

‘Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom.’ – Lawrence Kudlow

‘Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others.’ – Indira Gandhi

‘Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.’ – Marie Osmond

‘During my last voyage to America, I enjoyed the happiness of seeing that revolution completed, and, thinking of the one that would probably occur in France, I said in a speech to Congress, published everywhere except in the ‘French Gazette,’ ‘May this revolution serve as a lesson to oppressors and as an example to the oppressed!” – Marquis de Lafayette

‘I try to live my life with happiness and with a smile on my face. I try to do my best.’ – Joao Moutinho

‘People often confuse self-respect with arrogance. I believe that there is a very thin line between the two. Balance between the two is often what leads to happiness.’ – Sonali Bendre

‘By letting go of my fears and concerns, I’ve gained so much happiness and freedom. With that freedom I’ve also gained confidence.’ – Sabrina Claudio

‘The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.’ – Carrie Snow

‘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

‘I saw ‘Joy Luck Club’ when it came out, so that was early mid-’90s, and I remember seeing it with my long-time collaborator, Mina Shum. We’d just done ‘Double Happiness,’ and we saw this movie, and we were weeping. Like, shuddering weeping. Weeping more than really the film deserved.’ – Sandra Oh

‘When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.’ – Arthur Ashe

‘Our vision and commitment is towards the country’s progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people.’ – Narendra Modi

‘It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.’ – Giacomo Casanova

‘In the end, you’re trying to find God. That’s the result of not being satisfied. And it doesn’t matter how much money, or property, or whatever you’ve got, unless you’re happy in your heart, then that’s it. And unfortunately, you can never gain perfect happiness unless you’ve got that state of consciousness that enables that.’ – George Harrison

‘The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.’ – Victor Hugo

‘Joe E. Lewis said, ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.’ And that is how I feel about a film being well-received.’ – Alexander Payne

‘Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.’ – William James

‘Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.’ – Storm Jameson

‘Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.’ – Helen Keller

‘Happiness is not something you achieve. It’s not something you do or someplace you get to. Happiness is something you inhabit.’ – Mark Manson

‘Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.’ – David O. McKay

‘It sounds strange to say, but someone’s bad luck is sometimes the happiness of the other.’ – Michy Batshuayi

‘You should be relaxed before taking the free kick. You should have confidence in your ability and happiness that you are going to score a goal.’ – Roberto Carlos

‘If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.’ – Josh Billings

‘I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland.’ – Islom Karimov

‘I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.’ – Lupita Nyong’o

‘Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.’ – Alexander Pope

‘Ironically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us into the eternal trap of chasing unhappiness.’ – Justin Kan

‘When you analyze happiness, it turns out that the way you spend your time is extremely important.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘Anyone who starts piercing the bubble of happiness, get ’em out of your life.’ – Robert Kraft

‘Just stop for a minute and you’ll realize you’re happy just being. I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it’s right here.’ – James Hillman

‘My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.’ – Tina Turner

‘Eros is not tranquil – it gives us spikes of happiness rather than a constant feeling of wellbeing. It’s the love we feel at the beginning of a love affair and corresponds to the expression ‘falling in love’ since it is as involuntary an impulse as a physical fall.’ – Francois Lelord

‘Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.’ – Sophocles

‘There’s no reason why children in inner cities or rural areas do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighborhoods. If we truly believe in giving all citizens a chance to pursue happiness and pursue their goals, then we cannot continue to marginalize entire groups of people.’ – Al Sharpton

‘People can hate on you for doing what it is that makes you happy, but ultimately, it has to belong to you. It shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Life is not easy. The road to happiness is not a path well trotted. You have to find your own path to enlightenment.’ – Jamie Campbell Bower

‘All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and untroubled pleasure lie in knowledge of God and love of God; they cannot exist without them.’ – Said Nursi

‘Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘Mind you, I’ve always been musical… Mother used to sit me on her knee and I’d whisper, ‘Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,’ and she’d say: ‘Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.” – Les Dawson

‘More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.’ – Thomas Traherne

‘When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.’ – Nicole Kidman

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

‘Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.’ – Johnny Carson

‘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

‘One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.’ – Tryon Edwards

‘Money will not give you happiness; it’s part of the key.’ – Logic

‘Happiness is found by deeply experiencing the exact moment we are in.’ – Tim Ryan

‘Childhood is Last Chance Gulch for happiness. After that, you know too much.’ – Tom Stoppard

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.’ – Immanuel Kant

‘Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.’ – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

‘The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.’ – V. S. Pritchett

‘My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.’ – Alain Delon

‘You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true. I got a new car because the old one’s lease expired.’ – Sergey Brin

‘You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel.’ – Gordon B. Hinckley

‘Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.’ – August Strindberg

‘Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.’ – Chanakya

‘Honestly, just live your life to the fullest. Laugh a lot, love and find your true happiness.’ – Cody Walker

‘Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.’ – Aristotle

‘Happiness isn’t a fortune in a cookie. It’s deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that.’ – Elvis Costello

‘God’s children and their happiness are my reasons for being.’ – Red Skelton

‘I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice.’ – Steve Gleason

‘Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.’ – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

‘Once you are satisfied with your goal, it is the real happiness.’ – Saina Nehwal

‘Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.’ – Mike Rowe

‘I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.’ – Victoria Woodhull

‘Few and far between are the books you’ll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read.’ – Michael A. Stackpole

‘In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘When ‘happiness’ eludes us – as, eventually, it always will – we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again.’ – Richard Rohr

‘People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church – even if they don’t share your beliefs – as long as they find the content engaging and helpful.’ – Andy Stanley

‘My happiness is not dependent on others; it comes from within. Spiritual growth in a person is never encouraged, but it is important. I don’t know why people want to judge others instead of doing their own thing. I firmly feel that I don’t need to follow or live according to other people’s rules. I like living life the way I want to.’ – Sonu Nigam

‘The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.’ – Doug Larson

‘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

‘We believe, as our founders did, that ‘the pursuit of happiness’ depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.’ – Paul Ryan

‘Once I thought that if you had a house on a hill with a fence and 2.5 baths and 3.5 kids, that was happiness. I naively thought that if I lived in a house like that there was no reason for me to be stressed or depressed, that the things I was experiencing would be untouchable and solved and I would do great.’ – Stephanie Land

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

‘It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.’ – Walter Benjamin

‘There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.’ – Liberty Hyde Bailey

‘Happiness is the target one only has to aim at in order to miss.’ – John Cooper Clarke

‘There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.’ – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.’ – Parker Palmer

‘For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness.’ – Aeschylus

‘Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.’ – Alice Meynell

‘The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually.’ – Martin Seligman

‘Try harder to be better and the universe will work towards giving you more happiness.’ – Heart Evangelista

‘I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.’ – Ric Ocasek

‘People get a little sidelined thinking that fame and fortune is going to bring them happiness, peace and contentment in their lives. Everyone thinks they want to be famous until the paparazzi are in their face, and then they’re asking, ‘Just give me some privacy.” – Linda Thompson

‘If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘There were instances when I felt cheated because my feeling of social service was neither acknowledged or reciprocated by the second party. It is with growing age and experience that I realised, I was doing it for myself and not for others. Hence, I found my happiness and satisfaction in it.’ – Sudha Murty

‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.’ – Diane Lane

‘Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.’ – Andrew Weil

‘There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.’ – Ogden Nash

‘Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.’ – Daniel Gilbert

‘I want to have the kind of career in which I’m accomplished and respected enough that I’m able to open doors for other people, especially those who look like me. That’s what happiness and success could look like for me.’ – KiKi Layne

‘Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.’ – John Mason Good

‘Each week, I post a video about some ‘Pigeon of Discontent’ raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the ‘Bluebird of Happiness,’ we’re also plagued by those small but pesky ‘Pigeons of Discontent.” – Gretchen Rubin

‘One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.’ – Isabelle Eberhardt

‘Sometimes I feel like crying, tears of happiness, tears of joy, to see the distance we’ve come and the progress we’ve made.’ – John Lewis

‘Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘Being uprooted from your own culture, provided you take with you the way of thinking and being that characterises the more integrated social culture from which you come, is not as disruptive to happiness and well-being as becoming part of a relatively fragmented culture.’ – Iain McGilchrist

‘As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.’ – Amber Riley

‘Our life here on Earth has as its purpose precisely to prepare for our eternal happiness. This world is a large womb. It is a ‘test’ as all opportunities are tests.’ – Peter Kreeft

‘Everything is about looking for happiness and God. That was a sentiment shared by my dear friend Ronald Reagan.’ – Mickey Rooney

”Utopia’ is a positive and constructive program that gives people the opportunity, if you can start all over again, start from scratch and create laws and make decisions, will you be able to build a society that is better than the one we have; will it be chaos or happiness.’ – John de Mol, Jr.

‘Sometimes in life, we try to do our very best to help others, and in the process, it brings some anguish to us. But we can’t ever let that stop us. We can’t ever be stopped from helping others and allowing them to have some sense of happiness and joy in their life.’ – Jon Huntsman, Sr.

‘You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger – all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.’ – Common

‘The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .’ – Dale Carnegie

‘Money doesn’t buy happiness. But happiness isn’t everything.’ – Jean Seberg

‘The most important thing in anyone’s life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift.’ – Ginger Rogers

‘I am extremely satisfied and content. I am happy and I think happiness is enough for everything.’ – Waheeda Rehman

‘It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.’ – James Smithson

‘Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I’m doing, God is pleased with that. It’s complete peace for me.’ – Tyler Perry

‘A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.’ – James Allen

‘I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness – and some happiness, if you’re lucky.’ – Kim Cattrall

‘I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘I don’t like rules of any kind. And I seek people who break rules with happiness – and not bringing pain to themselves.’ – John Waters

‘Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.’ – Queen Victoria

‘The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of my mosque.’ – Sai Baba

‘It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.’ – Denis Waitley

‘Death just comes, not happiness. Because when you’re trying to find happiness, you’re trying to navigate a very, very murky minefield of distractions, of disappointments, of deceptions. That’s why you have to work on happiness.’ – Ian K. Smith

‘My life has run from misery to happiness.’ – Loretta Lynn

‘See, it’s not until you start accepting who you are that you can really find success, or more importantly, happiness.’ – Oliver Stark

‘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

‘To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.’ – Buddha

‘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

‘Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.’ – Maurice Sendak

‘I find my greatest happiness in thinking of those days in Homestead when I labored to bring a thing to perfection entirely by myself. In the evenings, I would go into the hills and look down on my work, and I knew that it was good, and my heart was elated.’ – Charles M. Schwab

‘Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.’ – Meir Kahane

‘I share everything with my family; all my happiness and success is theirs.’ – Philippe Coutinho

‘There’s happiness in having less.’ – Fumio Sasaki

‘In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.’ – James E. Faust

‘If someone has children, the first thing they want is for them to be happy, and then become someone in life and all that. But the educational system, I mean always, not just now, creates competitive, successful people, and does not educate them to be happy. The problem is that success gives money, not happiness. The eternal problem.’ – Jorge Bucay

‘Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘I wanted Jesus in ‘A.D.’ to be very, very, very human – to have those qualities of vulnerability and doubt and pain and sadness and loneliness. Once the resurrection happens and we see that Jesus has risen, it’s almost complete, right? It’s all about the joy and the smile and the happiness and the closeness to the disciples.’ – Juan Pablo Di Pace

‘I wish all happiness, good health and togetherness to those close to me.’ – Shriya Saran

‘No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.’ – Charles Sumner

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

‘When you’re in love, you’re so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have.’ – Emily Blunt

‘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

‘A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.’ – Elsa Schiaparelli

‘I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.’ – Janet Jackson

‘I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.’ – Brittany Murphy

‘Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘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

‘Contempt is the only asymmetrical expression in the muscular facial system: Disgust, fear, happiness, surprise and anger typically express themselves symmetrically. Contempt is marked by one lip corner pulled up and in a dismissive sneer.’ – Pamela Meyer

‘You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.’ – John Mayer

‘I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.’ – Taylor Swift

‘To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.’ – Charles Inglis

‘It’s the pursuit of love and happiness that is the driving force of the romantic novel.’ – Susanna Kearsley

‘There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘What is happiness? Happiness, I think, has to come in the beginning, truly, from feeling a sense of well-being within yourself.’ – Goldie Hawn

‘I want to show everyone in this world that the soul is the source of our happiness, strength and health. Love actually comes from the soul, from the light.’ – Wim Hof

‘It’s horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn’t bring them the happiness they think it will.’ – Miuccia Prada

‘Aristotle was talking about happiness 2,000 years ago. Every area of our life has been disrupted and innovated apart from personal growth and self-awareness.’ – Jay Shetty

‘We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.’ – Maxwell Maltz

‘What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?’ – Margaret Oliphant

‘Wellness is associated with happiness. When you’re happy, you’re feeling good in your mind and body. That ties into being healthy, eating well, and exercising regularly. It also ties into being excited about things – like getting up in the morning and having a healthy breakfast.’ – Stella Maxwell

‘Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.’ – Billy Wilder

‘Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.’ – Bryant H. McGill

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

‘Meeting with people is awesome in every sense of the word. It can inspire you with glee. It can inspire you with happiness. It can inspire you with sadness and melancholy, but also hope.’ – Emma Gonzalez

‘Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization.’ – Louis D. Brandeis

‘Working with Will Smith was one of the highlights of my career. He is so talented and has a tremendous work ethic. We are still friends, and I reach out to him and his partner to pitch ideas. He loves my mother. In fact, my mother was his son Jaden’s acting coach for the movie ‘Pursuit of Happiness.” – Kim Fields

‘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

‘I have sacrificed not only my favorite scheme of life, but the softer affections of the heart, and my prospects of domestic happiness, and I am ready to sacrifice my life also, with cheerfulness, if that forfeiture could restore peace and good will among mankind.’ – John Paul Jones

‘Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.’ – David Sarnoff

‘We must forget the prewar time, which was totally different. The sooner we adjust ourselves to the new, changed world, to its new, albeit harsh, beauties, the sooner will each individual be able to find his own personal happiness. The distress of Germany will spiritualize and deepen us.’ – Walter Gropius

‘I was able to find myself spiritually by realizing that my happiness started with me.’ – NLE Choppa

‘Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted.’ – Kamal Haasan

‘There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.’ – George Washington

‘An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke – although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘If you are striving to have more happiness in your life, it helps to guide your mind towards starting to recognize what are selfish motivations and what are constructive motivations.’ – Adam Yauch

‘Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.’ – Hosea Ballou

‘Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘Playing is just about feeling. Playing isn’t necessarily about misery. Playing isn’t necessarily about happiness. But it’s just about letting yourself feel all those things that you have already on the inside of you, but you’re all the time trying to push them aside because they don’t make for polite conversation or something.’ – Janis Joplin

‘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

‘Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.’ – Emile Zola

‘While the concert is instant communication with the audience, composing is a creative process where a song comes up out of nowhere and then transmits happiness to many, translates into money, fame, or whatever.’ – Shankar Mahadevan

‘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.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man.’ – Robert Baden-Powell

‘I think if we want to find happiness by finding a life partner, then it’s a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you’re in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect it.’ – Shahid Kapoor

‘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

‘Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.’ – Robert Trout

‘No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.’ – Helen Keller

‘The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.’ – Jeremy Bentham

‘True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.’ – Dada Vaswani

‘I don’t believe in God, in prayer, in going to temples begging God to give me and my family happiness. I am not asking everyone to be an atheist, but good thoughts are not spent in a temple.’ – Suhasini Maniratnam

‘The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.’ – Vernon Howard

‘We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.’ – Ethel Percy Andrus

‘I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.’ – Pratibha Patil

‘I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.’ – David Letterman

‘Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It’s such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace.’ – David Lynch

‘Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.’ – Rosalia de Castro

‘Parties are organised happiness but happiness is accidental. You can’t legislate for it.’ – Dennis Skinner

‘There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man – that is, the more divine – the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.’ – Miguel de Unamuno

‘Understanding your employee’s perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness.’ – Kathryn Minshew

‘Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.’ – Artie Lange

‘Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.’ – George A. Smith

‘Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.’ – George Orwell

‘When you’re happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness – and that’s a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.’ – Suze Orman

‘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

‘Football is my happiness.’ – Son Heung-min

‘There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.’ – Pete Rose

‘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

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

‘To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.” – Viktor E. Frankl

‘This age thing is all up to you. It’s like happiness is up to you. You just have to understand what it is before you get it.’ – Elaine Stritch

‘One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.’ – Maria Montessori

‘What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?’ – Adam Smith

‘Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.’ – Marcel Proust

‘Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.’ – Henry Ford

‘Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.’ – Alexander Smith

‘The true object of moral and political disquisition is pleasure or happiness.’ – William Godwin

‘I think you can be depressed and flourish, I think you can have cancer and flourish, I think you can be divorced and flourish. When we believed that happiness was only smiling and good mood, that wasn’t very good for people like me, people in the lower half of positive affectivity.’ – Martin Seligman

‘My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life.’ – Alexandra Stoddard

‘I am living my dream because I get to work with my kids and watch them find their happiness. It’s so rewarding – we brainstorm around a conference table and have a really great time doing it.’ – Kris Jenner

‘Happiness doesn’t depend on how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have.’ – Tom Wilson

‘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

‘We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.’ – Victor Hugo

‘Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.’ – Andrew Solomon

‘Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.’ – George Santayana

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

‘I find happiness in the tiniest things.’ – Sai Pallavi

‘One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.’ – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘I’ve done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I’ve found no evidence that it brings happiness.’ – Mary McCormack

‘When you give as a family, not only are you sharing the happiness that giving brings you by watching it translate into positive change, but you are also transmitting your giving values to your children by engaging them in the giving process itself.’ – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

‘The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.’ – Milan Kundera

‘The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ – Frank Norris

‘My obvious happiness and open, sharing nature made me vulnerable to people with ulterior motives.’ – Sonja Morgan

‘Of course, the most important factor of all for long life is a good family. When a person goes home with the wife or the kids giving him endless headaches, then it’s hard for that person to enjoy a long life. I am very fortunate, because my wife Elizabeth and my obedient children are very good; they have given me happiness.’ – John Gokongwei

‘Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.’ – Conor Oberst

‘Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect.’ – Adam Clarke

‘Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.’ – George A. Sheehan

‘Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

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

‘Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?’ – Jonathan Safran Foer

‘You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.’ – Franz Schubert

‘Everything has an opportunity cost, and the big things we want in life – like happiness and healthy relationships and wealth – they all have big opportunity costs.’ – Mark Manson

”Happiness’ is a pointless goal.’ – Jordan Peterson

‘I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.’ – John Burroughs

‘You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right – constitutional right.’ – Gore Vidal

‘Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.’ – John Dewey

‘If we want to talk about Gross Natural Product, we have to talk about the King of Bhutan’s index of Gross National Happiness, too. Certainly I have found, as many travellers before me, that people in the poorest places are often the readiest to shower me, from an affluent country, with hospitality and kindness.’ – Pico Iyer

‘I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.’ – Tim Ferriss

‘It is difficult to express in words the feelings of happiness and pride which fill me.’ – Gherman Titov

‘Our happiness is certainly mixed in with the tragedies of life. You have to find the lemonade. You have to find the silver lining in the middle of everything that happens in life.’ – Chandra Wilson

‘Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.’ – Bernard Meltzer

‘Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.’ – John Howe

‘The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.’ – Malcolm Muggeridge

‘A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.’ – George Eliot

‘My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.’ – Horatio Nelson

‘For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.’ – Matthew Stewart

‘I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re all responsible for our own happiness and the happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. I’m a big believer in positive thinking.’ – Katie Piper

‘Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.’ – William Feather

‘After the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanians were crazed with happiness. People who never met each other before hugged each other in the streets – convinced that tomorrow things would look different. Then came the many disappointments.’ – Octavian Paler

‘Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life’s true meaning.’ – Ben Carson

‘Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you’ll be successful.’ – Tyga

‘Happiness is the cessation of suffering.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.’ – William E. Gladstone

‘My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.’ – Selena Gomez

‘Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.’ – Dale Carnegie

‘My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.’ – Jennifer Garner

‘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

‘To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own – this is happiness.’ – J. B. Priestley

‘I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy.’ – Ursula K. Le Guin

‘There is even a happiness – that makes the heart afraid.’ – Thomas Hood

‘I can’t believe it’s been four years now, and from watching that pilot, we really all looked like babies. It’s unbelievable just how far everything has come. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been on the show and in my life. I really owe so much of my happiness to ‘Glee.” – Lea Michele

‘There are terrible jerks, and there are an unusually large concentration of them in the workplace. And that means that you do have to make some changes in your behavior, but there is absolutely no need for you to give them power over your happiness.’ – Srikumar Rao

‘We have to surmount the difficulties that face us and work steadfastly for the happiness and prosperity of our country.’ – Lal Bahadur Shastri

‘Trolling can be a great way to engage with the world, a way to regain self-esteem and happiness, or, dare I say it, a way of life.’ – Limmy

‘Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.’ – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

‘I don’t belong to anyone else but myself. I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me.’ – Keke Palmer

‘How can you tell somebody whose is pursuing happiness that they’re somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made?’ – Dan Savage

‘I’ve learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.’ – Brene Brown

‘All I’m after is a few square metres to be myself. A space where I can continue to profess my creed: take the ball, give it to a team-mate, my team-mate scores. It’s called an assist, and it’s my way of spreading happiness.’ – Andrea Pirlo

‘Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.’ – Albert Camus

‘So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who’s drunk come up and tell you you’re great.’ – Rick Derringer

‘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.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘It’s afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn’t necessarily prove that you loved him.’ – Marguerite Duras

‘Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.’ – Henry Fielding

‘I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment – something you don’t create, you encounter.’ – Yoko Ono

‘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

‘Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness. It’s hard to see someone with a ‘perfect’ body and be like, ‘Why can’t I be like her?’ But that person was born to be who she is, and you’re born to be who you are.’ – Sabrina Carpenter

‘There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.’ – John Buchan

‘The will of man is his happiness.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘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

‘Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.’ – William Cobbett

‘There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness.’ – Euripides

‘Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.’ – Thomas S. Monson

‘Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.’ – Rachel Field

‘Money cannot buy happiness.’ – Frida Lyngstad

‘Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘I was married once. When the tinsel from Tum Bin’ was wearing off, so was the happiness from my first marriage. Ever since, I’ve been wary of marrying again.’ – Priyanshu Chatterjee

‘I envy the happiness of others… I envy the sense of belonging… I seem always to be remaking myself.’ – Richard Eyre

‘Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.’ – Red Skelton

‘Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.’ – Thomas Traherne

‘Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘The Creator of the seas, sands, and endless stars is reaching out to you this very day! He is offering the grand recipe for happiness, peace, and eternal life!’ – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

‘Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘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

‘A good education is another name for happiness.’ – Ann Plato

‘Bringing humor and bringing happiness and joy to an audience is a wonderful opportunity in life, believe me.’ – Angela Lansbury

‘The gospel is a message of peace. Christianity is a system which, received and obeyed, would spread peace, harmony, and happiness throughout the earth.’ – Ellen G. White

‘Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.’ – Plato

‘Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.’ – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

‘What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.’ – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

‘While television is a good servant, it’s a bad master. It can swallow up huge quantities of our lives without much happiness bang for the buck.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren’t very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it’s about stock options.’ – Nathan Myhrvold

‘Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.’ – Helen Keller

‘My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.’ – Anne Lamott

‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘May the States be so bound to each other as forever to defy European politics. Upon that union, their consequence, their happiness, will depend. This is the first wish of a heart more truly American than words can express.’ – Marquis de Lafayette

‘I’ve realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it’s my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘Happiness is very powerful and contagious.’ – Ant Anstead

‘The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.’ – William Ellery Channing

‘It’s nonsense to say money doesn’t buy happiness, but people exaggerate the extent to which more money can buy more happiness.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘I am Gabrielle Anwar: mother, lover, daughter, sister, friend, and creator in the pursuit of happiness.’ – Gabrielle Anwar

‘Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.’ – Anna Pavlova

‘You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel.’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘In every human society, there is an effort continually tending to confer on one part the height of power and happiness, and to reduce the other to the extreme of weakness and misery. The intent of good laws is to oppose this effort and to diffuse their influence universally and equally.’ – Cesare Beccaria

‘I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.’ – Jamie Lee Curtis

‘The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.’ – Chanakya

‘The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.’ – Ellen DeGeneres

‘I always was a rich person because money’s not related to happiness.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.’ – Hugo Black

‘Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ – Leonard Boswell

‘Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.’ – William Cowper

‘People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you’re not looking for it.’ – Hugh Laurie

‘Happiness is making your dreams come true.’ – Jourdan Dunn

‘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

‘An award means a lot to me. It brings happiness along with a kind of fear. It brings fear because the award is the responsibility which audiences have put on us. So a singer winning an award should always try to give best of him to the audiences.’ – Shreya Ghoshal

‘I don’t have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.’ – Vanessa Paradis

‘The first rule of negotiation is to always be willing to walk away from the deal. The first rule of happiness is to not be attached to pleasing moments.’ – Tara Stiles

‘In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you’ve become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that’s the height of intelligence.’ – Alice Walker

‘For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.’ – Jimmy Carter

‘Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does pay for therapy.’ – Travis Kalanick

‘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

‘Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.’ – Marguerite Gardiner

‘Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with.’ – Ranbir Kapoor

‘Breathing in South Korea, even though the life here is not easy, makes me so happy. I feel that sitting in a coffee shop, having a cup of tea, and looking out of the window at the blue sky – this is happiness. Truly happiness.’ – Lee Hyeon-seo

‘I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.’ – Arthur Rimbaud

‘Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.’ – Mason Cooley

‘Happiness is a very subjective thing – it comes to people in different forms.’ – Bhumika Chawla

‘The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action.’ – Madame de Stael

‘Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available – more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘When the whole world reads your books, is there any other happiness for a writer? I am happy that my books are read in 57 languages. But I am focused on Istanbul not because of Istanbul but because of humanity. Everyone is the same in the end.’ – Orhan Pamuk

‘People don’t realize the great happiness there is in living to be very old and together all the time.’ – Gunnar Myrdal

‘Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘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

‘Happiness isn’t happiness unless there’s a violin-playing goat.’ – Julia Roberts

‘Happiness lies so far from man, but he must begin by daring to will it.’ – Ellen Key

‘More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.’ – Dalai Lama

‘I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘Where fear is, happiness is not.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘I guess I’m the happiest when I’m picking up my kids from school. The most important things on my list are my wife and kids and my health. Happiness is having a family you love.’ – Phil Hellmuth

‘Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend’s griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother’s happiness.’ – Charles Spurgeon

‘I find that the older I get, the more I see that there really aren’t huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be.’ – Paula Cole

‘Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.’ – James Allen

‘Happiness? No, it’s not there for me.’ – Robert Mapplethorpe

‘For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom.’ – Sushant Singh Rajput

‘Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must improve our understanding of the mind.’ – Kelsang Gyatso

‘Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.’ – Henry St. John

‘The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.’ – Steven Pinker

‘Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.’ – George Sand

‘At my aunt’s funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be bound by the belief that I’m supposed to stay in anything – whether it’s a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance – if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.’ – Jill Scott

‘To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.’ – Charles Caleb Colton

‘Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.’ – Ellen Pompeo

‘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

‘Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.’ – Aristotle

‘You become a good martial artist, you’re going to become a happier person, because you’re able to conquer your happiness outside of the mat.’ – Rickson Gracie

‘Regardless of what the naysayers believe about human interaction and social media, the data show us that the abundance of technology is actually increasing the abundance of happiness all over the world.’ – Peter Diamandis

‘I wanted to write a commentary on the Bible, to write about the Talmud, about celebration, about the great eternal subjects: love and happiness.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.’ – Stendhal

‘I see happiness as a by-product. I don’t think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.’ – James Hillman

‘I think life is difficult and that’s that. I am not at all – absolutely not at all – interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.’ – Jamaica Kincaid

‘If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.’ – Epictetus

‘Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.’ – J. Donald Walters

‘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

‘In a culture obsessed with happiness, Americans may not be allowing for acceptance that it’s OK to sometimes not be perky.’ – Mary Pilon

‘It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.’ – Robert Wyatt

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.’ – Cab Calloway

‘They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it’s nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that’s happiness.’ – RM

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

‘Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market – I have so many vintage pieces from there it’s unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules.’ – Kaya Scodelario

‘People are pursuing happiness, but they’re pursuing things that will never, ever make them happy, and they don’t know that. They’ve got a distorted view of what will make them happy, what happiness is, and it’s based on what they see on television.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us… While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness?’ – C. S. Lewis

‘If I can do something in less than one minute, I don’t let myself procrastinate. I hang up my coat, put newspapers in the recycling, scan and toss a letter. Ever since I wrote about this rule in ‘The Happiness Project,’ I’ve been amazed by how many people have told me that it has made a huge difference in their lives.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.’ – Eustace Budgell

‘May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house.’ – Islom Karimov

”SuperBetter’ is fundamentally about a mind shift. It’s about claiming your power to be in charge of how you spend your time and energy, and focusing it on the things that matter the most to you. Focusing on things that will bring real happiness, real well-being.’ – Jane McGonigal

‘Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.’ – Richard Bach

‘Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.’ – Walter Savage Landor

‘Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.’ – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness.’ – Martin Seligman

‘It is doubtless true that men are bad because they are unhappy. If anyone could give them real happiness, the happiness of brotherhood, they would all want to live the true and brotherly life.’ – Edwin Markham

‘Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.’ – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

‘That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.’ – Francis Hutcheson

‘The idea that modernisation makes for enhanced national power and rapid progress and helps everyone achieve greater happiness has its origins in the astonishing political, economic and military successes of western Europe in the 19th century.’ – Pankaj Mishra

”Revolutionary Road’ is a fascinating study of the human condition of a fragmenting marriage and the torment that these two people put themselves through in their efforts to try and find happiness and try and stay together, actually.’ – Kate Winslet

‘The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.’ – Nathaniel Hawthorne

‘Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.’ – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘Happiness, the feeling of positivity, really is the foundation of productivity.’ – Miguel McKelvey

‘The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.’ – Martha Washington

‘A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.’ – Suze Orman

‘Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that’s why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting.’ – Emily Oster

‘Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.’ – Amy Lowell

‘Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.’ – Victor Hugo

‘When I was growing up, I don’t remember being told that America was created so that everyone could get rich. I remember being told it was about opportunity and the pursuit of happiness. Not happiness itself, but the pursuit.’ – Martin Scorsese

‘I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.’ – Julia Ward Howe

‘Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you.’ – Aron Ralston

‘There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.’ – Francois Fenelon

‘Though I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness.’ – John Paul Jones

‘For a child everything is wonderful, be it going to a fair or visting a temple with parents. This happiness and enthusiasm needs to reflect in my writing.’ – Sudha Murty

‘To me, ‘Alors On Danse’ is the definition of clubbing. Because everyone is just trying to forget their problems, but actually, it’s so sad, clubbing. We try to sell happiness in clubs, but you can’t.’ – Stromae

‘I’ve often thought if I didn’t make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.’ – Bethenny Frankel

‘I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.’ – Lord Byron

‘A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.’ – Sydney Smith

‘Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Real happiness comes from discovering a sense of importance in one’s actions and in one’s life.’ – Mark Manson

‘Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.’ – Red Skelton

‘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

‘We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.’ – Maxwell Maltz

‘Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘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

‘Religion will prove to the believer a comforter and a sure guide to the fountain of true happiness.’ – Ellen G. White

‘The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.’ – Ogden Nash

‘From their teenage years on, children are considerably more capable of causing parents unhappiness than bringing them happiness. That is one reason parents who rely on their children for happiness make both their children and themselves miserable.’ – Dennis Prager

‘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

‘I suppose even when I was growing up, I noticed I was most happy when I was absorbed in something, lost in the moment and forgot the time, whether was conversation, movie, or a game I was playing. That was my definition of happiness. And I was least happy when I was all over the place, distracted and restless.’ – Pico Iyer

‘The concept of happiness has to be reorganised.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.’ – Louis D. Brandeis

‘Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.’ – Douglas Horton

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

‘Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.’ – Albert Camus

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

‘I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that’s not really what happiness is.’ – Alanis Morissette

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

‘It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one’s earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.’ – Ashley Montagu

‘How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.’ – William James

‘Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton

‘Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern… No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.’ – Helen Keller

‘The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.’ – George Eliot

‘The word ‘happiness’ always bothered me, partly because it was scientifically unwieldy and meant a lot of different things to different people, and also because it’s subjective.’ – Martin Seligman

‘With compassion you can die for other people, like the mother who can die for her child. You have the courage to say it because you are not afraid of losing anything, because you know that understanding and love is the foundation of happiness. But if you have fear of losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do it.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘When you look at the books about well-being, you see one word – it’s happiness. People do not distinguish.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.’ – Bertrand Russell