Famous Quotes
Quote: The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness. Author: Oliver Goldsmith 1728-1774, Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Quote: Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. Author: Roy Goodman

Quote: Happiness... she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child. Author: David Grayson 1870-1946, American Journalist and Writer

Quote: Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance. Author: Graham Greene 1904-1991, British Novelist

Quote: Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower-Author Unknown People need your love the most when they appear to deserve it the least. Author: John Harrigan

Quote: 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. Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864, American Novelist, Short Story Writer

Quote: 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. Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864, American Novelist, Short Story Writer

Quote: Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits. Author: William Hazlitt 1778-1830, British Essayist

Quote: If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host. Author: Gabriel Heatter 1890-, American Journalist

Quote: Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. Another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pursuing pure research with no discernible result. Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics. Author: Robert Heinlein 1907-1988, American Science Fiction Writer

Quote: Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object Author: Hermann Hesse 1877-1962, German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet

Quote: The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt. Author: John Heywood 1497?-1580?, British Dramatist, Proverb Collection

Quote: Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. Author: Burton Hills

Quote: The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Author: Eric Hoffer 1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher

Quote: Happiness requires problems… Author: H. L. Hollingworth

Quote: 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. Author: Bob Hope 1903-, American Comedian, Actor

Quote: You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all. Author: Horace BC 65-8, Italian Poet

Quote: Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. Author: Doug Horton

Quote: It's not a question of happiness, it's a requirement. Consider the alternative. Author: Doug Horton

Quote: To buy happiness is to sell soul. Author: Doug Horton

Quote: You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. Author: Vernon Howard 19?-1992, American Author, Speaker

Quote: The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work. Author: Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915, American Author, Publisher

Quote: It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. Author: Kin Hubbard 1868-1930, American Humorist, Journalist

Quote: Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Author: Victor Hugo 1802-1885, French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: 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. Author: Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt 1767-1835, German Statesman, Philologist

Quote: Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition. composition. Author: David Hume 1711-1776, Scottish Philosopher, Historian

Quote: The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modeled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being. Author: David Hume 1711-1776, Scottish Philosopher, Historian

Quote: I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness. Author: Aldous Huxley 1894-1963, British Author

Quote: Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result. Author: Robert Green Ingersoll 1833-1899, American Orator, Lawyer

Quote: 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. Author: Robert Green Ingersoll 1833-1899, American Orator, Lawyer

Quote: Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it. Author: Holbrook Jackson

Quote: Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction. Author: William James 1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Quote: The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour. Author: Sir James Jeans 1877-1946, British Scientist, Astronomer Royal

Quote: A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. Author: Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Third President of the USA

Quote: Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. Author: Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Third President of the USA

Quote: 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. Author: Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Third President of the USA

Quote: 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. Author: Marcus Aurelius 121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Quote: The really happy man never laughs -- seldom -- though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension -- and the happy are not over strung. Author: Prof. F. A. P. Aveling American Professor

Quote: Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses. Author: Russell (Wayne) Baker 1925-, American Journalist

Quote: Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Author: Hosea Ballou 1771-1852, American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''

Quote: The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. Author: Sir James M. Barrie 1860-1937, British Playwright

Quote: Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. Author: Mildred Barthel

Quote: We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself. Author: R.J. Baughan

Quote: 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. Author: Arnold Bennett 1867-1931, British Novelist

Quote: Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. Author: William John Bennett 1943-, American Federal Official

Quote: When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention. Author: Edward Frederic Benson 1867-1940, American Author

Quote: The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. Author: Jeremy Bentham 1748-1832, British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

Quote: Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Author: Ingrid Bergman 1915-1982, Swedish-born American Screen, Stage Actress

Quote: There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. Author: Henri L. Bergson 1859-1941, French Philosopher

Quote: Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others. Author: Ambrose Bierce 1842-1914, American Author, Editor, Journalist, ''The Devil's Dictionary''

Quote: A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. Author: Josh Billings 1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer

Quote: 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. Author: Josh Billings 1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer

Quote: The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find. Author: Louis Binstock American Minister

Quote: 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. Author: Hugo Black 1886-1971, American Supreme Court Judge

Quote: The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. Author: Smiley Blanton 1882-?, American Author

Quote: Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. Author: John S. Bonnell

Quote: All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. Author: Daniel Boone 1734-1820, American Pioneer, Frontiersman

Quote: We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet. Author: William Boyd 1952-, British Novelist

Quote: Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Author: Amanda Bradley

Quote: The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ''Let no one be called happy till his death;'' to which I would add, ''Let no one, till his death be called unhappy.'' Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861, British Poet

Quote: What would you call the highest happiness? Wratislaw was ask. The sense of competence, was the answer, given without hesitation. Author: John Buchan 1875-1940, Scottish Writer, Statesman

Quote: Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again -- this is the brave and happy life. Author: J.E Buckrose

Quote: 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. Author: Buddha 568-488 BC, Founder of Buddhism

Quote: Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet

Quote: 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. Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet

Quote: The secret of happiness is something to do. Author: John Burroughs 1837-1921, American Naturalist, Author

Quote: To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin. Author: Lord Byron 1788-1824, British Poet

Quote: But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead. Author: Albert Camus 1913-1960, French Existential Writer

Quote: To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Author: Albert Camus 1913-1960, French Existential Writer

Quote: When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter. Author: Albert Camus 1913-1960, French Existential Writer

Quote: But the whim we have of happiness is somewhat thus. By certain valuations, and averages, of our own striking, we come upon some sort of average terrestrial lot; this we fancy belongs to us by nature, and of indefeasible rights. It is simple payment of our wages, of our deserts; requires neither thanks nor complaint. Foolish soul! What act of legislature was there that thou shouldst be happy? A little while ago thou hadst no right to be at all. Author: Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

Quote: The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done. Author: Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

Quote: Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. Author: Dale Carnegie 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Quote: Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. Author: Dale Carnegie 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Quote: Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. Author: Dale Carnegie 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Quote: In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness-otherwise how would you know when you're happy? Author: Leslie Caron

Quote: 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. Author: Joseph Addison 1672-1719, British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Quote: Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Author: Joseph Addison 1672-1719, British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Quote: 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. Author: Joseph Addison 1672-1719, British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Quote: Happiness is a positive cash flow. Author: Fred Adler

Quote: Call no man happy till he is dead. Author: Aeschylus BC 525-456, Greek Dramatist

Quote: Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. Author: Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888, American Author

Quote: It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich. Author: Alan Alda 1936-, American Actor

Quote: To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. Author: Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Quote: Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. Author: Greg Anderson American Author of ''The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness''

Quote: 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. Author: Barbara De Angelis American Expert on Relationship & Love, Author

Quote: Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Author: Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918, Italian-born French Poet, Critic

Quote: Happiness depends upon ourselves. Author: Aristotle BC 384-322, Greek Philosopher

Quote: Happiness is a sort of action. Author: Aristotle BC 384-322, Greek Philosopher

Quote: Happiness is activity. Author: Aristotle BC 384-322, Greek Philosopher

Quote: If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence. Author: Aristotle BC 384-322, Greek Philosopher

Quote: Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Author: Marcus Aurelius 121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Quote: That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great. Author: Willa Cather 1876-1947, American Author

Quote: It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow. Author: Miguel De Cervantes 1547-1616, Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Quote: They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Author: Allan K. Chalmers

Quote: Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man. Author: Oswald Chambers 1874-1917 Scottish Preacher, Author

Quote: The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it. Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin 1814-1880, American Author, Clergyman

Quote: Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized. Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton 1874-1936, British Author

Quote: Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. Author: Deepak Chopra East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer

Quote: Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Author: Chuang Tzu c 369 BC-286 BC, Chinese Philosopher

Quote: We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind. Author: Marcus T. Cicero c. 106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician

Quote: Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy. Author: Stuart Cloete

Quote: The greatest joy of life is to love and be loved. Author: R.D. Clyde

Quote: Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives. Author: William Cobbett 1762-1835, British Journalist, Reformer

Quote: Be happy or die. Author: Rob Cohen

Quote: Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route Author: Charles Caleb Colton 1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer

Quote: There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. Author: Charles Caleb Colton 1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer

Quote: We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves. Author: Confucius BC 551-479, Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Quote: Happiness seems made to be shared. Author: Pierre Corneille 1606-1684, French Dramatist

Quote: Happiness lies first of all in health. Author: George William Curtis 1824-1892, American Journalist

Quote: Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Author: Dalai Lama 1935-, Tibet Religious Leader Resides In India

Quote: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Author: Dalai Lama 1935-, Tibet Religious Leader Resides In India

Quote: Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. Author: Robertson Davies 1913-, Canadian Novelist, Journalist

Quote: Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Author: Democritus c.460-370 BC, Greek Philosopher

Quote: 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. Author: John Dewey 1859-1952, American Philosopher, Educator

Quote: Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine. Author: Denis Diderot 1713-1784, French Philosopher

Quote: The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. Author: Ernest Dimnet 1866-1954, French Clergyman

Quote: Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. Author: Fyodor Dostoevski 1821-1881, Russian Novelist

Quote: The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. Author: Fyodor Dostoevski 1821-1881, Russian Novelist

Quote: Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. Author: Norman Douglas 1868-1952, British Author

Quote: A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Author: Hugh Downs American Television Host

Quote: Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Author: Alexandre Dumas 1802-1870, French Novelist, Dramatist

Quote: It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Author: Wayne Dyer 1940-, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

Quote: There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Author: Wayne Dyer 1940-, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

Quote: Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door Author: Tryon Edwards 1809-1894, American Theologian

Quote: Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself. Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Quote: I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply. Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Quote: To fill the hour -- that is happiness. Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Quote: There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Author: Epictetus 50-120, Stoic Philosopher

Quote: Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. Author: Epictetus 50-120, Stoic Philosopher

Quote: If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. Author: Epicurus c.341-270 BC, Greek Philosopher

Quote: It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. Author: Epicurus c.341-270 BC, Greek Philosopher

Quote: It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Author: Desiderius Erasmus c.1466-1536, Dutch Humanist

Quote: Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters -- where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness. Author: Erik H. Erikson Austrian Developmental Psychologist

Quote: Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation. Author: Joseph Farrall

Quote: One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. Author: William Feather 1888-18, American Writer, Businessman

Quote: Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it. Author: William Feather 1888-18, American Writer, Businessman

Quote: If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness. Author: Johann G. Fichte 1762-1814, German Philosopher

Quote: To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness. Author: Johann G. Fichte 1762-1814, German Philosopher

Quote: Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. Author: Henry Fielding 1707-1754, British Novelist, Dramatist

Quote: A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. Author: Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle 1657-1757, Scientist, Man of Letter

Quote: When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. Author: Malcolm S. Forbes 1919-1990, American Publisher, Businessman

Quote: Happy were men if they but understood There is no safety but in doing good Author: John Fountain.

Quote: Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Author: Anne Frank 1929-1945, German Jewish Refugee, Diarist

Quote: Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life. Author: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Quote: There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means -- either may do -- the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier. Author: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Quote: One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be ''happy'' is not included in the plan of ''Creation.'' Author: Sigmund Freud 1856-1939, Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

Quote: Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Author: Robert Frost 1875-1963, American Poet

Quote: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Author: Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Quote: True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. Author: John W. Gardner 1912-, American Educator, Social Activist

Quote: The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness. Author: Theodosia Garrison 1874-1944, American Poet, Author

Quote: Do you want my one-word secret of happiness -- It's growth -- mental, financial, you name it. Author: Harold S. Geneen 1910-, American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT

Quote: There's a hope for every woe, and a balm for every pain, but the first joys of our heart come never back again! Author: Robert Gilfillan 1798-1850, Scottish Poet

Quote: Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living. Author: Haim Ginott

Quote: A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens. Author: Douglas William Jerrold 1803-1857, British Humorist, Playwright

Quote: For who is pleased with himself. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: If you can't be happy where you are, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't. Author: Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones American Motivational Speaker, Author

Quote: True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. Author: Ben Jonson 1573-1637, British Dramatist, Poet

Quote: Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Author: Carl Jung 1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist

Quote: In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it. Author: Franz Kafka 1883-1924, German Novelist, Short-Story Writer

Quote: It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy Author: Immanuel Kant 1724-1804, German Philosopher

Quote: Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Author: Helen Keller 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

Quote: True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope. Author: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Quote: My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy. Author: Holly Ketchel

Quote: Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept. Author: Ken Keyes Jr. 1921-1995, American Author

Quote: The secret of happiness and prosperity in this world, as in the world to come, lies in thinking of the welfare of others first, and not taking one's self too seriously. Author: J. Kindleberger

Quote: I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes -- the finer things of life -- would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense. Author: Coretta Scott King

Quote: We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Author: Charles Kingsley 1819-1875, British Author, Clergyman

Quote: We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Author: Frederick Koenig

Quote: Happiness is the longing for repetition. Author: Milan Kundera 1929-, Czech Author, Critic

Quote: We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Classical Writer

Quote: We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine. Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Classical Writer

Quote: No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Quote: We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier. Author: Walter Savage Landor 1775-1864, British Poet, Essayist

Quote: We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented. Author: Walter Savage Landor 1775-1864, British Poet, Essayist

Quote: Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open. Author: Rose Wilder Lane 1886-1968, American Author and Journalist

Quote: Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness. Author: Lao-Tzu BC 600-?, Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

Quote: I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude. Author: Bruce Lee 1940-1973, Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

Quote: Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads. Author: Nikolaus Lenus

Quote: It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.'' Author: Sir Roger L'Estrange

Quote: Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. Author: Oscar Levant 1906-1972, American Pianist, Actor

Quote: Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself. Author: Samuel Levenson

Quote: God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. Author: C. S. Lewis 1898-1963, British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

Quote: A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Author: Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the USA

Quote: Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. Author: Sir John Lubbock 1834-1913, British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist

Quote: Suspicion of happiness is in our blood. Author: E. V. Lucas 1868-1938, British Journalist, Essayist

Quote: The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity. Author: Lucian c.117-c.180, Syrian Rhetorician

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

Quote: Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness. Author: Maurice Maeterlinck 1862-1949, Belgian Author

Quote: Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Author: Og Mandino 1923-1996, American Motivational Author, Speaker

Quote: Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. Author: Orison Swett Marden 1850-1924, American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Quote: The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience. Author: Orison Swett Marden 1850-1924, American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Quote: Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. Author: Don Marquis 1878-1937, American Humorist, Journalist

Quote: Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool. Author: John Mason

Quote: Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind. Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Quote: Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep. Author: William Maxwell 1676-1744, British - 5th Earl of Nithsdale

Quote: Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. Author: Bernard Meltzer 1914-, American Law Professor

Quote: Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize. Author: Owen Meredith 1831-1891, British Politician, Poet

Quote: Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. Author: Alice Meynell 1847-1922, British Poet, Essayist

Quote: Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. Author: John Stuart Mill 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist

Quote: I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. Author: John Stuart Mill 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist

Quote: Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will. Author: Dan Millman

Quote: The smallest annoyances, disturb us the most. Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne 1533-1592, French Philosopher, Essayist

Quote: 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. Author: Charles De Montesquieu 1689-1755, French Jurist, Political Philosopher

Quote: If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. Author: Charles De Montesquieu 1689-1755, French Jurist, Political Philosopher

Quote: We wish to be happier than other people; and this is difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. Author: Charles De Montesquieu 1689-1755, French Jurist, Political Philosopher

Quote: 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. Author: Malcolm Muggeridge 1903-1990, British Broadcaster

Quote: There is something ridiculous and even quite indecent in an individual claiming to be happy. Still more a people or a nation making such a claim. The pursuit of happiness... is without any question the most fatuous which could possibly be undertaken. This lamentable phrase ''the pursuit of happiness'' is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world. Author: Malcolm Muggeridge 1903-1990, British Broadcaster

Quote: No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days. Author: Max Muller 1823-1900, British Philosopher, Philologist

Quote: He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. Author: Hector Hugh Munro 1870-1916, British Novelist, Writer

Quote: Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self. Author: Iris Murdoch 1919-, British Novelist, Philosopher

Quote: Most of us experience happiness when we are enjoying life and feeling free, enjoying the process and products of our creative and intellectual processes, enjoying the ecstasy of transcendent oneness with the universe. Author: James Muriel American Author, Lecturer

Quote: What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. Author: Fay B. Nash

Quote: The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. Author: Ogden Nash 1902-1971, American Humorous Poet

Quote: Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. Author: A. Nielsen 1897-1980, American Businessman, Market Researcher

Quote: What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain? Author: Margaret Oliphant 1828-1897, British Novelist, Historian

Quote: Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. Author: Austin O'Malley

Quote: The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet. Author: Julius Robert Oppenheimer 1904-1967, American Nuclear Physicist

Quote: Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness Author: George Orwell 1903-1950, British Author, ''Animal Farm''

Quote: Happiness is a by product of an effort to make someone else happy. Author: Gretta Brooker Palmer

Quote: Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast. Author: Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

Quote: As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me! Author: Samuel Pepys 1633-1703, British Diarist

Quote: Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do. Author: Wilferd A. Peterson

Quote: 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. Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps 1844-1911, American Writer

Quote: The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others. Author: William Lyon Phelps

Quote: The happier the moment the shorter. Author: Pliny The Elder c.23-79, Roman Neophatonist

Quote: Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Author: Plutarch 46-120 AD, Greek Essayist, Biographer

Quote: Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. Author: Alexander Pope 1688-1744, British Poet, Critic, Translator

Quote: Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. Author: Alexander Pope 1688-1744, British Poet, Critic, Translator

Quote: Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared. Author: Jane Porter 1776-1850, British Novelist

Quote: Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire. Author: Duchess Prazlin

Quote: Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Author: Jacques Prevert 1900-1977, French Poet

Quote: Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible. Author: Marcel Proust 1871-1922, French Novelist

Quote: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Author: Marcel Proust 1871-1922, French Novelist

Quote: Where one is wise two are happy. Author: Proverb

Quote: Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring. Author: Chinese Proverb Sayings of Chinese Origin

Quote: If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else. Author: Chinese Proverb Sayings of Chinese Origin

Quote: If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree. Author: English Proverb Sayings of British Origin

Quote: While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment. Author: Hasidic Proverb Sayings of Hasidic Origin

Quote: He is rich who owes nothing. Author: Hungarian Proverb Sayings of Hungarian Origin

Quote: Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it. Author: Russian Proverb Sayings of Russian Origin

Quote: Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. Author: Scottish Proverb Sayings of Scottish Origin

Quote: There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. Author: Spanish Proverb Sayings of Spanish Origin

Quote: If you cannot renounce the world the genius of happiness will never salute you. Author: Prutz

Quote: It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Author: Agnes Repplier 1858-1950, American Author, Social Critic

Quote: Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. Author: Jean Paul Richter 1763-1825, German Novelist

Quote: It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. Author: John D. Rockefeller 1839-1937, American Industrialist, Philanthropist, Founder Exxon

Quote: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Author: Jim Rohn American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

Quote: The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it. Author: Richard Rohr

Quote: Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. Author: Andy Rooney American Television News Personality

Quote: Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Author: Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962, American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian

Quote: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882-1945, Thirty-second President of the USA

Quote: The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man. Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778, Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

Quote: 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. Author: Theodore I. Rubin

Quote: Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. Author: Arthur Rubinstein 1887-1982, Polish-born American Pianist-artist

Quote: Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: 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 paradise in a few years. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: 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. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life slowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Author: Bertrand Russell 1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Quote: 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. Author: Marquis De Sade 1740-1814, French Author

Quote: It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery 1900-1944, French Aviator, Writer

Quote: True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery 1900-1944, French Aviator, Writer

Quote: Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experience. Author: George Santayana 1863-1952, American Philosopher, Poet

Quote: Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. Author: George Santayana 1863-1952, American Philosopher, Poet

Quote: 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. Author: David Sarnoff 1891-1971, Belarus-born American Entrepreneur

Quote: The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. Author: William Saroyan 1908-1981, American Writer, Novelist,, Playwright

Quote: Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. Author: Rabbi H. Schachtel

Quote: The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Author: Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860, German Philosopher

Quote: Joy comes from using your potential. Author: Will Schultz

Quote: Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. Author: Charles M. Schwab 1862-1939, American Industrialist, Businessman

Quote: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Author: Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher

Quote: True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Author: Seneca 4 B.C. – 65 A.D., Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

Quote: But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. Author: William Shakespeare 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Quote: I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. Author: William Shakespeare 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Quote: A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: The soul's joy lies in doing. Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792-1822, British Poet

Quote: There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. Author: Sri Swami Sivananda 1887-, Indian Physician, Sage

Quote: What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Author: Adam Smith 1723-1790, Scottish Economist

Quote: We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. Author: Alexander Smith 1830-1867, Scottish Poet, Author

Quote: Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. Author: Logan Pearsall Smith 1865-1946, Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

Quote: If you pursue happiness you never find it. Author: C(harles) P(ercy) Snow 1905-1980, British Novelist, Physicist

Quote: The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. Author: C(harles) P(ercy) Snow 1905-1980, British Novelist, Physicist

Quote: Call no man unhappy until he is married. Author: Socrates BC 469-399, Greek Philosopher of Athens

Quote: Happiness is unrepentant pleasure. Author: Socrates BC 469-399, Greek Philosopher of Athens

Quote: Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned. Author: Boris Sokoloff

Quote: Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. Author: Solon 636?-558? B.C., Greek Statesman

Quote: No man is happy; he is at best fortunate. Author: Solon 636?-558? B.C., Greek Statesman

Quote: A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1918-, Russian Novelist

Quote: Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. Author: Palmer Sondreal

Quote: Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. Author: Herbert Spencer 1820-1903, British Philosopher

Quote: It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834-1892, British Baptist Preacher

Quote: There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Author: Freya Stark 1893-1993, British Travel Writer

Quote: The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Author: Ben Stein American Professor, Writer

Quote: To describe happiness is to diminish it. Author: Henri B. Stendhal 1783-1842, French Writer

Quote: Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose. Author: John Stossel

Quote: 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. Author: J. August Strindberg 1849-1912, Swedish Dramatist, Novelist, Poet

Quote: Happiness is a journey… not a destination. Author: Ben Sweetland

Quote: The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick. Author: Anne Sophie Swetchine 1782-1857, Russian Author

Quote: Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived. Author: Jonathan Swift 1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Satirist

Quote: Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. Author: Thomas Szasz 1920-, American Psychiatrist

Quote: Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise. Author: John M. Thomas

Quote: Man is the artificer of his own happiness. Author: Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Quote: We are made happy when reason can discover no occasion for it. The memory of some past moments is more persuasive than the experience of present ones. There have been visions of such breadth and brightness that these motes were invisible in their light. Author: Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Quote: The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage. Author: Thucydides BC 460-400, Greek Historian of Athens

Quote: Men expect that religion should cost them no pains, that happiness should drop into their laps without any design and endeavor on their part, and that, after they have done what they please while they live, God should snatch them up to heaven when they die. But though the commandments of God be not grievous, yet it is fit to let men know that they are not thus easy. Author: John Tillotson 1630-1694, British Theologian - Archbishop of Canterbury

Quote: No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be. Author: A. W. Tozer ?-1963, American Preacher

Quote: 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. Author: Thomas Traherne 1636-1674, British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic

Quote: You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars. Author: Thomas Traherne 1636-1674, British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic

Quote: Happiness ain't a thing in itself --it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh. Author: Mark Twain 1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer

Quote: There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. Author: Mark Twain 1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer

Quote: After what we can say you can be sure the happy heart will make the happy day. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness Author: Source Unknown

Quote: It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Not what you have, but what you see; Not what you see, but what you choose; Not what seems fair, but what is true; Not what you dream, but what you do; Not what you take, but what you give; Not as you pray, but as you live. These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The biggest lie on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy. Author: Veda Upanishads c. BC 800-, Hindu Poetic Dialogues On Metaphysics

Quote: Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Author: Denis Waitley 1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

Quote: It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. Author: Denis Waitley 1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

Quote: That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. Author: Denis Waitley 1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

Quote: Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life. Author: Sir Hugh Walpole 1884-1941, New Zealand Writer

Quote: 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. Author: J. Donald Walters American Author, Lecturer, Playwright

Quote: 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. Author: J. Donald Walters American Author, Lecturer, Playwright

Quote: Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing. Author: Lilian Eichler Watson

Quote: If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. Author: Edith Wharton 1862-1937, American Author

Quote: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing Double Dahlias in his garden. Author: W Wolfe

Quote: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. Author: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939, Irish Poet, Playwright.

Quote: We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. Author: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939, Irish Poet, Playwright.

Quote: Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy! Author: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Indian Spiritual Teacher, Founder of Transcendental Meditation

Quote: Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. Author: Margaret Young American Author

Quote: Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself Author: James Van Der Zee

Quote: Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory. Author: Zig Ziglar American Sales Trainer, Author, Motivational Speaker

Quote: People who never achieve happiness are the ones who complain whenever they're awake, and whenever they're asleep, they are thinking about what to complain about tomorrow. Author: Adam Zimbler

Quote: Some people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about. Author: Mark Kostinec US tech worker - 1990's

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