We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Happiness Quotes from Charles Spurgeon, Al Green, Ogden Nash, Thomas Paine, Stendhal. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
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.
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
That’s the secret to happiness. Find something you can make money at that you really love to do.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
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.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
I was able to find myself spiritually by realizing that my happiness started with me.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
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!
The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.
Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness is a great power of holiness. Thus, kind words, by their power of producing happiness, have also a power of producing holiness, and so of winning men to God.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.
So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
There’s happiness in having less.
For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about an inner happiness and an overall well-being.
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.
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.
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.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Bringing humor and bringing happiness and joy to an audience is a wonderful opportunity in life, believe me.
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.
I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.
One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
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.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
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.
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.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
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.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Life happens fast. You have to have a Plan B, a backup plan and really figure out a way to have different avenues of income and just avenues of happiness. That is what is really important, being at peace and having that happiness.
A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then, it’s too late.
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.
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I’m kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that’s its own form of religion, and it’s not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.
Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people.
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.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
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.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
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.
Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor. Yet comparatively few people are happy. I believe the reason for this is that the majority don’t recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp.
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.
Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.
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.
Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.
Try pitching a story of happiness to your editors, and their toes are going to curl up.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.
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.
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.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
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.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
In my opinion happiness is nothing but satisfaction – satisfaction through work, thoughts and accomplishing our mission and vision.
There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.
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.
It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.
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.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
But my happiness in this world – my level of peace – is never going to be dictated by acting.
If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
I believe that all is illusion and vanity outside the treasure of truths slowly accumulated, and which will never again be lost. I believe that the sum of these truths, always increasing, will at last confer on man incalculable power and peace, if not happiness. Yes, I believe in the final triumph of life.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
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.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Happiness isn’t happiness unless there’s a violin-playing goat.
If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.
We have to surmount the difficulties that face us and work steadfastly for the happiness and prosperity of our country.
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.
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
Ironically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us into the eternal trap of chasing unhappiness.
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.
To me, flowers are happiness.
We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That’s a wealth that’s priceless. You can’t buy compassion.
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.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
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.
My aim in life isn’t so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.
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.
Happiness doesn’t depend on how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have.
I was always worried about things but I focused on finding happiness.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Work faithfully, and you will put yourself in possession of a glorious and enlarging happiness.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Religion will prove to the believer a comforter and a sure guide to the fountain of true happiness.
Independence is happiness.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
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.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s all. It doesn’t guarantee our rights to charity.
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.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
If you don’t wake up and have your own thing, whether it’s writing or reading or traveling or acting or dancing or singing or being a mother or a father, something that drives you, then it’s all worth nothing. One of the key elements in happiness is purpose.
Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.
I’ve never felt like I was in the cookie business. I’ve always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
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.
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?
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.
It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.
Happiness is not something you achieve. It’s not something you do or someplace you get to. Happiness is something you inhabit.
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
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.
One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one’s capacity for happiness, but also one’s efficiency.
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
For me, stardom is feeling happiness and being positive.
Happiness is only real when shared.
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.
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.
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.
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
Happiness is fleeting – I think that’s the main lesson I have learned.
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.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.
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.
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.
Having been in the restaurant business, our job in the restaurant business is to be responsible for our customers’ happiness. It’s the nature of the hospitality business. You need to take care of people. You take care of customers above all others. Customers are your lifeblood.
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!
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.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
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!
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.
Being rich and famous isn’t all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me.
What Western society teaches us is that if you get enough money, power, and beautiful people to have sex with, that’s going to bring you happiness. That’s what every commercial, every magazine, music, movie teaches us. That’s a fallacy.
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.
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.
Sugar brings happiness. Eating it once or twice a week in a dessert, that’s what life is about. There is nothing wrong with it.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
We fear that this moment will end, that we won’t get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete.
I honestly believe true happiness lies in lowered expectations. In opening the door to let the air in.
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
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.
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.
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
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.
‘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.
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.
People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.
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.
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.
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.’
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.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
I think of myself as somebody who, in a moment-to-moment way, I’m quite happy. But I think I am a bit doubtful and wary of true happiness, and, like a lot of my friends, there’s been a good degree of self-sabotage.
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.
I don’t have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.
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.
I love acting. It’s my playground; it lets me explore. But my happiness in this world, my level of peace, is never going to be dictated by acting. My goal in life is to detach from the egoic mind.
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.
Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.
The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We’re all entitled to have the best we can.
If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.
I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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.
I love acting. It’s my playground, it let’s me explore. But my happiness in this world – my level of peace – is never going to be dictated by acting.
Money can’t buy you happiness, but it helps you look for it in a lot more places.
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.
People don’t understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does.
I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community.
I love dancing, and I dance for my own happiness.
We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
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.
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.
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.
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.
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.
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
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.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Her secret to happiness was simple and unpretentious. She had a beautiful house, would pick fruit and make jams, run the dogs in the fields, have a whiskey at five o’clock and cook a great plate of pasta. It wasn’t complicated.
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
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.
Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.
Happiness is very simple and minimal.
My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It’s been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.
Happiness lies in moments, and while you have it, you’re not even aware; only afterwards do you know you were happy.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Money’s a necessary evil, there to give you moments. It gives me things I couldn’t have – nice things – but happiness? That’s a not a question of money and fame. Quite the opposite.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
Ultimately, I want to be a good person and spread happiness through my acting. If I don’t forget to be appreciative and thankful, then that would be the most important thing that I’ll ever achieve.
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.
When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
It’s nonsense to say money doesn’t buy happiness, but people exaggerate the extent to which more money can buy more happiness.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
Happiness, the feeling of positivity, really is the foundation of productivity.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
Seek first what is true and of value, and then whatever happiness follows will be of the appropriate quantity and, more importantly, quality.
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.
I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland.
The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
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.
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
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.
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.
Every age has its happiness and troubles.
The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I’m interested in happiness.
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?
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.
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.
Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Who doesn’t love ‘Frogger?’ It draws its power from our shared memories of powerlessness. Wherever we are now, at one time or another we have all felt the poor frog’s anxiety in the face of the world’s intransigence, its blind and callous disregard for our happiness or well-being.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
This is our country and our home and our families. We can decide that one person’s right to bear arms does not come at the expense of a neighbor’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
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.
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others.
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.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
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.
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.
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.
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.
Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.
I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
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.
God is my witness that up to now, my only aspiration in life is to be a useful element within the army! I have for long been convinced that, to safeguard the country and give happiness to the people, it is necessary first of all to prove once more to the world that our army is still the old Turkish army.
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.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
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.
Happiness is such a good state, it doesn’t need to be creative. You’re not creative from happiness, you’re just happy. You’re creative when you’re miserable and depressed. You find the key to transform things. Happiness does not need to transform.
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.
I envy the happiness of others… I envy the sense of belonging… I seem always to be remaking myself.
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.
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.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.
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.’
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The first person who ever told me that happiness was work was this manic-depressive artist I knew when I was in my 20s. I was like, ‘What are you talking about? Happiness just happens. That’s even the root of that word. How could it be work?’
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.
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.
To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
For me, beauty comes from natural happiness. I think that a woman glows, and a man, even, when they’re healthy and they’re happy.
I don’t believe in organised happiness.
Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
I always was a rich person because money’s not related to happiness.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
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.
All the riches in the world do not come close to the happiness of having children and being a mother.
I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.
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.
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.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.
Money can’t buy happiness.
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
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.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
What better is there to sigh for than happiness, yesterday’s or tomorrow’s.
You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
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.
I am proud of my kids and happy to brag about their achievements. Their success has been an immense source of happiness for me.
Sometimes people just need to be heard. They find happiness in sharing their thoughts.
With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
We believe, as our founders did, that ‘the pursuit of happiness’ depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
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.
If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
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.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I define my life around happiness, being safe, being able to enjoy life and live this life for a long time.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
Another car is not going to help me out, a nicer car, I’ve already got it. A bigger house ain’t gonna do anything for me, and you know, a yacht, it’s not going to do anything for me anymore. So how can I find happiness?
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
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.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.
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.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
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.
I think happiness really happens when you least expect it: it’s when you’re not really thinking about it, when you’re not trying to achieve it, when you’re not trying to get the perfect holiday, the perfect life, the perfect body, the perfect existence.
Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
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.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happiness is making your dreams come true.
For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That’s when I realized that excitement, if it’s happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization.
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.
Happiness is only attained by the free will agreeing in its freedom to accord with the will of God.
There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with.
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.
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.
Sometimes I feel like crying, tears of happiness, tears of joy, to see the distance we’ve come and the progress we’ve made.
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.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
The will of man is his happiness.
Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
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.
Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
I’ve heard that the true love of country music is alive and well. That gives me so much hope and so much happiness.
Could we not argue that America is about freedom, whether we live it out or not, but it really is about freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s what church is all about.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
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.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.
Happiness is always a coincidence.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
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.
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.
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
I’m constantly tortured, and that’s why I say happiness is irrelevant. Happiness is for children and yuppies.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
I’m not a showoff. My happiness comes from very basic and simple things.
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.
Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
When your primary function is to be happy, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness is your true manifestation.
Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
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.
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.
There is absolutely nothing in this world that will provide more comfort and happiness than a testimony of the truth.
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
I’ll never forget the blooming happiness that spread in me like the sun coming up when Lydia’s obstetrician poked me awake: ‘Congratulations… you have a fine son.’
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
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.
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
How could anybody possibly have a problem with two people falling in love and finding happiness together?
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
I’ve been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don’t bring happiness, ultimately.
Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Life should be blissful, and blissful doesn’t mean just a small happiness. It’s huge. It is profound.
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.
My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
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.
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
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.
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.
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Isolation is the one sure way to human happiness.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
People who look at my painting say that it makes them happy, like the feeling when you wake up in the morning. And happiness is the goal, isn’t it?
Joys divided are increased.
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.
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.
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.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
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!
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that’s what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
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.
All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness.
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.
I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
Just staying healthy, that is true wealth and true happiness.
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
A good education is another name for happiness.
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.
It’s up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you’re not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can’t rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you.
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.
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.
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.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
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.
Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
My definition of God is the highest supreme feeling of beauty and light and happiness.
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life.
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.
Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one’s wife alone.
I don’t desire happiness. I think it’s a myth, and I don’t think it’s… and it makes you complacent. I feel very satisfyingly uncomfortable. I have the freedom to feel uncomfortable in the way I want to, is maybe a way to put it.
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.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Although I never married, my brother fortunately did, and I have had the pleasure of watching his three sons and daughter grow up. Several of them now have children of their own. We have been a close-knit family, although often separated by distance, and have shared each other’s happiness, sorrows, and aspirations.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Keep da money, cars, fame, and jewelry, and jus give me all the happiness – I’ll be good forever.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Everybody knows when you’re a struggling family; you don’t really know it when you’re a kid. But you do know the difference between stress and moments of relief where there’s, like, this happiness.
Happiness does not consist in self-love.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
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.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
Try harder to be better and the universe will work towards giving you more happiness.
It’s no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The culture of a workplace – an organization’s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Good clothing is a passport to happiness.
The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.
The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action.
Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.
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.
Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
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.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.
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.
Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.
The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Like anything worth doing in life, happiness takes time and patience and consistency.
‘Happiness’ is a pointless goal.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
The success of a film at the box office will ensure happiness to the entire unit, but individual awards are like vitamin shots that will help boost the morale of an actor.
One thing I didn’t understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn’t buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn’t know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
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.
Economists typically think that your happiness goes up as you get more money, but the more you have, the less each additional dollar matters. This means that you value money most in times when you have less income and more expenses.
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.
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.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
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.
Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
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.
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.’
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.
I get way too much happiness from good food.
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.
Everything was a song. Every conversation, every personal hurt, every observance of people in stress, happiness and love… if you could feel it, I could feel it. And I could write a song about it.
Happiness is an inside job.
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.
The more you practise happiness, the better you get at it. So if you spend lots of time practising being depressed, you’re going to get really good at being depressed. And if you spend lots of time practising being happy, you’re going to get better at being happy.
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!
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
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.
It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.
Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
Happiness means nothing to me. I just want to have meaning and purpose.
As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.
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.
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
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.
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.
I believe in the ideals of America, in liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
I’m promoting positivity. I’m promoting happiness and loving yourself and having fun. But it’s not a joke.
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.
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.
I think if you’re a good person and spread happiness, good things will come to you!
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.
Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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.
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.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
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!
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
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.
I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one’s home or the peace of one’s mind.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me.
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.
Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world – and there clearly are – then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality.
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.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
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.
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.
Individual freedoms are the primary engine by which the pursuit of happiness can be maximally instantiated.
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.
You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it’s okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.
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.
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.
If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community happiness and also take care of the whole, of Mother Earth.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
You can run, run, run away from a lot of things in life, but you can’t run away from yourself. And the key to happiness is to understand and accept who you are.
Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.
Parties are organised happiness but happiness is accidental. You can’t legislate for it.
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.
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.
All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
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.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn’t-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week – and they work more in their free time, too.
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.