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Famous Happiness Quotations

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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
by Thomas Jefferson
"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
by Robert Frost
"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment."
by George Santayana
"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
by Aristotle
"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
by Bertrand Russell
"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
by Jane Austen
"The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness."
by Heinrich Mann
"The essence of life is seeked through polarities such as , health and illness, happiness and suffering, wealth and poverty and so on."
by Master Kwon
"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"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."
by Marcus Aurelius
"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."
by Ernest Dimnet
"The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune."
by Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"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."
by William Lyon Phelps
"The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness."
by Michel de Montaigne
"The match was up and down, but overall, I'm happy to be in the semifinals again, ... She has a very interesting game. She volleys well, serves well, can control her slice backhand well. She made some mistakes from the baseline but has an unusual game compared to the other girls who just hit hard from both sides."
by Amelie Mauresmo
"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."
by Ernest Hemingway
"The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness."
by Anonymous
"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."
by Bertrand Russell
"The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation. All things are one. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
by Anonymous
"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage."
by Thucydides
"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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."
by Anonymous
"There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness."
by Spanish Proverb
"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
by Maria Mitchell
"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."
by Samuel Johnson
"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."
by Mary Montagu
"They have a track record of putting out happy numbers."
by Michael Boyd
"This 2006 target is signaling they want to move back to 'neutral,' but also that they're happy to loosen policy if the economy does weaken."
by Stephen Green
"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."
by John Dewey
"To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all."
by Mark Sullivan
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
by Bertrand Russell
"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."
by Anonymous
"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
by William Cowper
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
by Joseph Addison
"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."
by Buddha
"To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there."
by Sophia Bush
"Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life"
by Alexander Smith
"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."
by Buddha
"Undoubtedly did more than we wanted to do, but I'm very happy with the way she's going."
by Steven King
"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
by James Madison
"We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier."
by Anonymous
"We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are."
by Honore De Balzac
"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."
by Henry David Thoreau
"We're happy to come out of here with the win."
by Mark Lee
"What nonsense people talk about happy marriages! A man can be happy with any woman so long as he doesn't love her"
by Anonymous
"We're very happy that he's staying."
by Anonymous
"What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told."
by Andre Gide
"When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success."
by Orison Swett Marden
"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery."
by Anonymous
"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."
by Sophocles
"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."
by Vernon Howard
"America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered."
by Louis D. Brandeis
"Behold, for deep within your eyes, no man has felt the rapture of your warmth but I only."
by Anonymous
"As long as the sun shines one does not ask for the moon"
by Russian Proverb
"Anything you're good at contributes to happiness."
by Bertrand Russell
"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
by Joseph Addison
"Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks."
by Charles Dickens
"Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it."
by Anonymous
"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."
by Anonymous
"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."
by Elbert Hubbard
"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief."
by Joseph Addison
"Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed."
by Bertrand Russell
"Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well."
by Mary Cholmondeley
"He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed."
by Hector Hugh Munro
"He was playing well. He looked healthy. We were happy with him. I don't know anything else."
by Larry Beinfest
"I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other's good"
by Anonymous
"I can live with myself knowing I at least tried to win rather than stay in line. We're real happy to come out of here with a top 10."
by Dale Jr
"I think it's terrific. I'm so happy for him that he's worked so hard to get himself back into a condition to play and compete at this level. That, in and of itself, is a testament to the type of guy that he is. So we're ecstatic that's he's participating."
by Mike Sullivan
"I'm very happy to be back in touch with a part of myself. It's surreal. For 35 years, I never thought I'd be reunited with the music I wrote during the Creedence Clearwater Revival years. After meeting with Norman Lear, Hal Gaba, and Glen Barros (President of Concord), I'm happy to say that the new Fantasy is very enthusiastic about my body of work. All the people there have been delightful. They are honoring my songs that hold an important place in the history of American music. And, they are honoring me."
by John Fogerty
"I was so happy to see that the others were OK, because I knew what I had just come from."
by John Brunious
"I was shocked and happy that we were tied."
by Billy Donovan
"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world."
by Anonymous
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
by Agnes Repplier
"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys."
by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."
by Desiderius Erasmus
"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below."
by Alexander Pope
"Man is the artificer of his own happiness."
by Henry David Thoreau
"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
by Victor Hugo
"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."
by Norman Lear
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
by Marcel Proust
"Matt shed off a few strokes, and it's an improvement from John Ryan's 110 (Thursday). Overall, I was happy."
by Cassie Desmone
"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."
by John Ruskin
"One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person."
by William Feather
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."
by Abraham Lincoln
"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."
by Samuel Johnson
"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."
by Og Mandino
"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."
by Joseph Addison
"That was one of my top three times I've ever done, so at this point, I'm really happy with the way the race turned out."
by Katie Hoff
"Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life."
by Marcus Aurelius
"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."
by Maurice Maeterlinck
"Remember and Study your Past to Succeed and Nourish your Present"
by Mina Tadros
"Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads."
by Nikolaus Lenus
"Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them."
by Barry Duncan
"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."
by John Tillotson
"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
by Thomas Carlyle
"Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way."
by Sophocles
"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."
by Anonymous
"I'm just happy they got him."
by John White
"I'm happy to be here. I can only do so much, so it will take the whole team to (win the WBC). It's nice for baseball to see fans from different countries having the opportunity to see big league players together on one team."
by Carlos Lee
"I'm happy to be here."
by Jill Carroll
"It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
by Kin Hubbard


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