Quotes of Happiness

“ Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it. ”

- Al Batt

“ Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

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

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

“ A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. ”

- Anatole France

“ Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult. ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. ”

- Anthelme Brillat Savarin

“ Happiness depends upon ourselves. ”

- Aristotle

“ Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. ”

- Baruch Spinoza

“ Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ 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. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it! ”

- Bob Newhart

“ The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. ”

- C. P. Snow

“ Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. ”

- Charles de Montesquieu

“ Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. ”

- Christopher Morley

“ This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors. ”

- Chuck Sigars

“ With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud. ”

- Confucius

“ Sometimes it's hard to avoid the happiness of others. ”

- David Assael

“ He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random it would be a cool photograph. Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary. ”

- David Nicholls

“ All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. ”

- Doris Lessing

“ Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ”

- Eddie Cantor

“ Happiness is a mystery like religion, and should never be rationalized. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ”

- George Burns

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

- George Santayana

“ To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ 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

“ Man is the artificer of his own happiness. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it. ”

- Immanuel Hermann Fichte
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