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False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.

by Charles de Montesquieu

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.

by Lafcadio Hearn

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.

by Paramahansa Yogananda

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.

by John Buchanan Robinson

Well, there are two kinds of happiness, grounded and ungrounded. Ungrounded happiness is cheesy and not based on reality. Grounded happiness is informed happiness based on the knowledge that the world sometimes sucks, but even then you have to believe in yourself.

by Andy Grammer

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.

by John Stuart Mill

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.

by Charles Morgan

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.

by Barry Sanders

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

by William Ellery Channing

I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.

by Kanye West

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.

by William Burroughs

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

by Carrie P. Snow

True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.

by William J. H. Boetcker

He said: "If average happiness is quite low in the origin country such as Russia and Turkey, then an increase in happiness would likely occur.

by University of Leicester Department found on sciencecodex.com on 22.7.2013

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

by George Santayana

My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn't want to ruin their happiness - even if that happiness is ignorance.

by Katy Perry

I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.

by James Hillman

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.

by Dennis Prager

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.

by Irving Babbitt

No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it.

by Glenn Beck

I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.

by Thomas Huxley

My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.

by Nicki Minaj

So, my happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.

by Nicki Minaj

I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that thats not really what happiness is.

by Alanis Morissette

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.

by William Samuel Johnson

happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

by Democritus

Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness.

by Alastair Campbell

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

by Brittany Murphy

What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.

by Bernard Cornwell

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.

by Anna Pavlova

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.

by Martin Yan

happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

by John Harrigan

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.

by Ogden Nash

happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.

by Julia Roberts

happiness is different from pleasure. happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

by George A. Sheehan

happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

by Denis Waitley

"In general, research on happiness indicates that people don't make lasting gains in happiness when they gain an increase in their incomes", said Dr Bartram.

by Dr Bartram found on sciencecodex.com on 22.7.2013

CEO Tomer Ben-Kiki said people do 250 million Google searches for happiness-related topics a year, and there are over 23,000 books about happiness on Amazon.

by CEO Tomer Ben-Kiki found on venturebeat.com on 22.10.2013

There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.

by Frederick Delius

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

by Bertolt Brecht

People will survive, and they will find happiness. happiness only comes when you're not looking for it.

by Hugh Laurie

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by F. H. Bradley

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.

by Joseph Roux

happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness.

by Aldous Huxley

Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP.

by Polly Toynbee

Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?

by Daisaku Ikeda

"Rather than focusing on how much happiness they've gained and engaging in that kind of mental calculation, people could focus more on enjoying their experience of the journey towards happiness and not get hung up on the destination," said Yuna Ferguson.

by Yuna Ferguson found on sciencecodex.com on 14.5.2013

"All businesses should care about happiness," said Mark Williamson, founder and director of the London-based Action for happiness Project, who joined Sachs in New York last week to release the latest report.

by Mark Williamson found on theguardian.com on 16.9.2013

Everybody in the world is seeking happiness - and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

by Dale Carnegie

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

by Thornton Wilder

"This year's The World happiness Report provides country-level happiness rankings and explains changes in national and regional happiness," said The World happiness Report editor John Helliwell.

by The World Happiness Report found on sciencecodex.com on 9.9.2013

By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'

by Alastair Campbell

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.

by Michael Korda

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

by Andre Gide

happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

by Zhuangzi

happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. happiness is happiness.

by Cab Calloway

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.

by Tryon Edwards

happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

by William S. Burroughs

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.

by Bertrand Russell

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.

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

by George Santayana

The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.

by Arthur C. Brooks

Most people ask for happiness on condition. happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.

by Arthur Rubinstein

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.

by Sergey Brin

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.

by Arthur Schopenhauer

One thing I've been happy as peach pie about - because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home - is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home.

by Laura Schlessinger

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.

by Dennis Prager

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

by Ayn Rand

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

by Denis Waitley

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.

by George Santayana

Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet.

by Glen Hansard

I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.

by Jamaica Kincaid

Success is not the key to happiness. happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

by Albert Schweitzer

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

by Benjamin Disraeli

Action may not always bring happiness...but there is no happiness without action.

by Benjamin Disraeli

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

by William James

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.

by George Burns

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.

by Malcolm Forbes

There is no happiness outside of ourselves.

by Bryant McGill

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

by Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go

by Oscar Wilde

happiness: a way station between too little and too much.

by Channing Pollock

To me, flowers are happiness.

by Stefano Gabbana

There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.

by Henry Drummond

He said to me, as long as my happiness.

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happiness depends upon ourselves.

by Aristotle

happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

by Blaise Pascal

I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.

by Hugh Laurie

Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.

by Shahrukh Khan

happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

by Mahatma Gandhi

The secret of happiness is something to do.

by John Burroughs

happiness is always a coincidence.

by Jose Bergamin

There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.

by Jose Marti

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.

by Isabelle Eberhardt

We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does.

by Mary Gordon

Where fear is, happiness is not.

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

by George Bernard Shaw

The right to happiness is fundamental.

by Anna Pavlova

happiness said I will be with you when you smile.

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The will of man is his happiness.

by Friedrich Schiller

Independence is happiness.

by Susan B. Anthony

Your destiny is my destiny. Your happiness is my happiness.

by Islom Karimov

happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.

by Sam Levenson

happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

by Hermann Hesse

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

by Plutarch

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

by Bertrand Russell

happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

by Ogden Nash

Every age has its happiness and troubles.

by Jeanne Calment

happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

by Henry Van Dyke

happiness is no laughing matter.

by Richard Whately

I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland.

by Islom Karimov

For me, love is happiness and inspiration.

by Leona Lewis

The gratification of desire is not happiness.

by Daisaku Ikeda

What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?

by Margaret Oliphant

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

by Edmund Burke

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.

by Johann Pestalozzi

Success is getting what you want. happiness is wanting what you get.

by Dale Carnegie

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

by Baltasar Gracian

happiness is no respecter of persons.

by Stephen Fry

happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

by Eleanor Roosevelt

happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

by Joseph Wood Krutch

happiness is a direction, not a place.

by Sydney J. Harris

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

by Pearl S. Buck

Money can't buy happiness.

by Howard Hughes

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

by Maria Mitchell

happiness is the longing for repetition.

by Milan Kundera

happiness lies first of all in health.

by George William Curtis

Money cannot buy happiness.

by Annni-Frid Lyngstad

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

by Leigh Hunt

I get way too much happiness from good food.

by Elizabeth Olsen

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

by Charles Spurgeon

happiness is realizing that nothing is too important.

by Antonio Gala

The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.

by Herbert Read

happiness can exist only in acceptance.

by George Orwell

happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others.

by Bar Refaeli

Love is trembling happiness.

by Khalil Gibran

happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.

by Prem Rawat

Nothing is harder to dramatize than happiness.

by Julian Fellowes

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.

by Liberty Hyde Bailey

happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

by Andrei Platonov

To me, the most important thing is happiness.

by Sheryl Swoopes

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

by Peter Drucker

But happiness is no respecter of persons.

by Stephen Fry

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

by Stendhal

Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.

by Arthur Helps

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

by Helen Keller

happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

by Theodor Adorno

happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.

by Marguerite Gardiner

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

by Sophocles

happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

by Baruch Spinoza

happiness seems made to be shared.

by Pierre Corneille

happiness is only real when shared.

by Christopher McCandless

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

by Richard Bach

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

by Maurice Maeterlinck

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by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

happiness does not consist in self-love.

by Joseph Butler

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

by George Santayana

She said that you’re in love if you put their happiness above yours.

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From this moment happiness is not the question

by Henrik Ibsen

happiness is an inside job.

by William Arthur Ward

A good education is another name for happiness.

by Ann Plato

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

by Aldous Huxley

happiness and beauty are by-products.

by George Bernard Shaw

That said, Jack does deserve happiness.

by Tribune Media Services found on blog.zap2it.com on 4.2.2013

happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

by Napoleon Hill

"We just wish him health and happiness," Brian Kidd said.

by Brian Kidd found on bostonherald.com on 18.7.2013

happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.

by Garth Brooks

No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.

by Graham Greene

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?

by Richard Owen Cambridge

See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.

by James Freeman Clarke

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

by Confucius

I don't know the true meaning of happiness.

by Jonathan Davis

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

by George Sand

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.

by Amber Riley

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

by Douglas Horton

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.

by Anthony Trollope

happiness is the natural flower of duty.

by Phillips Brooks

happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know.

by Richard Ford

happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

by Gustave Flaubert

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

by Carl Sandburg

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by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.

by Hugh Walpole

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

by Anatole France

happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.

by James Van Der Zee

I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time.

by John Belushi

happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

by Marquis de Sade

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

by John Gunther

happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

by Immanuel Kant

My life has run from misery to happiness.

by Loretta Lynn

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.

by Rutherford B. Hayes

“Yes, it’s me” She said, tears of happiness welling up in her eye at seeing him again.

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The most simple things can bring the most happiness.

by Izabella Scorupco

The happiness of society is the end of government.

by John Adams

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.

by Willa Cather

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

by Desiderius Erasmus

I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that's been coming my way.

by Kenny Rogers

There's a happiness that comes from writing that I won't live without.

by Maria Semple

Aristotle said that the goal of every human being is (or should be) happiness.

by Aristotle found on linguisticsnewsfeeds.com on 16.4.2013

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

by Thomas Merton

The day of individual happiness has passed.

by Adolf Hitler

He told me that happiness is a decision you make.

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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

by Sophocles

May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house.

by Islom Karimov

Kankri said, his voice filled with happiness.

by Kankri found on on 16.9.2013

happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly

by Bertrand Russel

happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

by Austin O'Malley

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

by Bertrand Russell

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.

by Abu Bakr

happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

by Deepak Chopra

happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

by Bernard Meltzer

happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

by John Lubbock

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

by Bette Davis

happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

by Alphonse Karr

happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

by Jane Austen

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can.

by Loretta Swit

happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

by Oscar Levant

happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

by Richard Bach

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

by Stendhal

happiness is making your dreams come true.

by Jourdan Dunn

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.

by Booth Tarkington

happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.

by Henry Drummond

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

by Richard Bach

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

by John Mason Brown

happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

by Andy Rooney

Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in.

by Dyan Cannon

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

by Bryant H. McGill

It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.

by Philip Sidney

We are selling dreams. We are merchants of happiness.

by Bernard Loiseau

Desire is individual. happiness is common.

by Julian Casablancas

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.

by Victor Hugo

On a soap, happiness never lasts for very long!

by Chandler Massey

Nobody said that happiness relies on our 'status quo'.

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An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.

by Lydia M. Child

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

by Rita Mae Brown

You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine?

by Friedrich Nietzsche

happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

by Don Marquis

happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

by Frank McCourt

I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.

by Rick Pitino

happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

by Dalai Lama

And happiness is thought to depend on leisure

by Aristotle

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.

by Mary Wortley

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

by Rex Reed

happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.

by Amy Lowell

happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.

by Billy Wilder

Success can create more madness than happiness.

by Billy Ocean

happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.

by Maurice Maeterlinck

God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being.

by Red Skelton

happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

by Adam Smith

There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid.

by Thomas Hood

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

by Nana Mouskouri

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

by Julia Roberts

He said chasing happiness is bound to lead to disappointment.

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When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

by Nicole Kidman

Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine.

by Donatella Versace

There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it.

by Claire Forlani

Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.

by Margaret Cho

How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.

by William Ellery Channing

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

by Robert Baden-Powell

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

by Jacques Prevert

But if there is some happiness to it…” Gearbox President Randy Pitchford said, gesturing to the other men at the table.

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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

by Benjamin Franklin

A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.

by Tom Wilson

As Hanako Ishii said, “Money can’t buy happiness.

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

by Rick Derringer

The arrival of any child brings you a lot of happiness.

by Seal

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

by Guillaume Apollinaire

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

by Ambrose Bierce

Pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

by Muhammad Ali

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

by Henry Ford

Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

by Helen Gurley Brown

I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.

by Michael Landon

I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.

by Daniel Johns

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

by Eric Hoffer

happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.

by Robert Orben

happiness is good health and a bad memory.

by Ingrid Bergman

happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.

by Joyce Grenfell

"Cooking for me is about sharing my happiness with friends," said LeeLee Wiginton of Huntsville.

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Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.

by Mason Cooley

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.

by Lord Byron

and evangelization, will bring him much happiness,” Bishop Deeley said.

by Bishop Deeley found on clericalwhispers.blogspot.de on 12.12.2009

That said, there are times when material items do bring us happiness.

by Does Wealth Determine Your Health found on criticalfinancial.com on 16.8.2013

“The songs that we did then, they’re so good now because they’re about love and happiness,” Henry Fambrough said.

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happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

by Sarah McLachlan

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.

by Aeschylus

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.

by Joyce Grenfell

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

by Jane Austen

Each person is living for himself; his own happiness is all he can ever personally feel.

by Harry Browne

I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.

by Ted Nugent

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

by Epictetus

Aristotle said that pleasure is one of the common definitions of happiness.

by Aristotle found on renewamerica.com on 28.9.2013

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

by Elsa Schiaparelli

happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

by Albert Schweitzer

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

by Emile M. Cioran

happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

by Marcel Proust

I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.

by Taylor Caldwell

happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.

by John Stossel

happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

by Margaret Lee Runbeck

happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

by Douglas Horton

I've gotten to a point, where I realize that happiness doesn't come from the outside.

by Ricky Williams

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.

by Karl Marx

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

by Freddie Mercury

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.

by William E. Gladstone

happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

by Benjamin Spock

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

by William Feather

happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.

by Euripides

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

by V. S. Pritchett

Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness.

by Merrill Markoe

You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.

by John Mayer

happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

by Jim Rohn

I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.

by Taylor Swift

You need characters who want things. They want love, they want recognition, they want happiness.

by Candace Bushnell

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

by William Shakespeare

happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

by George Washington

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.

by Winifred Holtby

Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.

by Holbrook Jackson

happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

by Ernest Hemingway

happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

by Robert Frost

I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.

by Nicki Minaj

I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.

by Alain Delon

happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

by Aeschylus

I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty.

by Sylvia Kristel

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.

by Charlie Chaplin

Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.

by Andrew Weil

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

by Dale Carnegie

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

by Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.

by Madame de Stael

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.

by Oswald Chambers

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

by Jacques Yves Cousteau

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.

by Fiona Shaw

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.

by Arthur Ashe

God C. S. Lewisnnot give us a happiness and peaC. S. Lewis apart from Himself, beC. S. Lewisuse it is not there. There is no suC. S. Lewis thing.

by C. S. Lewis

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Success is getting and achieving what you want. happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.

by Bernard Meltzer

This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth.

by Clayton Christensen

He said: “We gave the fans a lot of happiness last season.

by Play Daily Record Bingo found on dailyrecord.co.uk on 17.7.2013

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

by Leon Kass

I try to stress to my children that buying something never leads to true happiness.

by Harlan Coben

"Social relationships matter much more for happiness than possessions," Mark Williamson said.

by Mark Williamson found on theguardian.com on 16.9.2013

"It was a moment of happiness, of anger, of many things together," Ben Nadav Ben Yehuda said.

by Nadav Ben Yehuda found on edition.cnn.com on 26.5.2013

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

by Thomas Jefferson

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to shop.

by Panilonco Merlot Malbec found on yelp.com on 5.1.2013

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.

by Charles Baudelaire

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

by Linus Pauling

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

by Evita Peron

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.

by Lucinda Williams

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

by Dan Savage

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.

by Leo Tolstoy

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

by Dale Carnegie

I don't think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing.

by Dan Savage

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

by Benjamin Franklin

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

by George Orwell

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

by Andre Maurois

Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.

by Kareena Kapoor

There is no dramatic difference in happiness on the part of people who are wealthy.

by Deborah Norville

happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

by Douglas William Jerrold

I am deeply grateful for the concern of all those who constantly prayed for my happiness.

by Princess Margaret

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

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

by Bertrand Russell

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.

by Ogden Nash

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.

by Bo Derek

"But fortunately for our happiness it's being held in Costa do Sauipe," said Jose Maria Marin.

by Jose Maria Marin found on bostonherald.com on 4.12.2013

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.

by Thomas Traherne

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

by Ausonius

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

by Hosea Ballou

happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

by Ambrose Bierce

I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering.

by Norodom Sihamoni

I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.

by Vanessa Paradis

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.

by Alexander Smith

That said, I guess many people who navelgaze so much, will find more happiness in helping others.

by Service Mark of HubPages found on hubpages.com

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

by Liberty Hyde Bailey

happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.

by Robert Green Ingersoll

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.

by John Stuart Mill

I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.

by Victoria Woodhull

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

by Dante Alighieri

My mum brought me up to think that personal happiness is more important than your family.

by Gail Porter

What is without us has not the least connection with happiness only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it.

by Benjamin Franklin

Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me.

by Annni-Frid Lyngstad

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

by Arthur Schopenhauer

The cardinal from Honduras said the atmosphere in Brazil is one of joy and much happiness.

by Honduras found on clericalwhispers.blogspot.de on 12.12.2009

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.

by Henry Fielding

Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

by Dionne Warwick

The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.

by Walter Benjamin

happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

by Ayn Rand

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.

by Maria Montessori

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.

by Emily Blunt

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

by Franz Schubert

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

by Clare Boothe Luce

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

by Honore de Balzac

happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

by Alice Meynell

The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.

by Walter Annenberg

Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.

by Russell M. Nelson

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

by Albert Camus

But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.

by Chris Evans

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

by Albert Camus

It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.

by Dolley Madison

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

by Milan Kundera

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

by Greg Anderson

The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.

by Heinrich Mann

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

by Samuel Johnson

"My happiness and self-confidence were taken away from me," Quaresma said, from Publico via Football Italia.

by Mancini-Ibra-Quaresma found on bleacherreport.com on 24.8.2010

"I wish all of Real Madrid's supporters much happiness in the future," Jose Mourinho said.

by Jose Mourinho found on bostonherald.com on 1.6.2013

All who joy would win must share it. happiness was born a Twin.

by Lord Byron

It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.

by Daniel Keys Moran

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

by Diane Lane

happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

by John Barrymore

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

by Euripides

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

by John Dryden

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

by Stendhal

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

by George Sand

But the Grammys is just not something I can take too seriously. It would be a mistake to hinge my happiness on something so completely out of my control.

by Wesley Schultz

“We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few,” President Barack Obama said.

by President Barack Obama found on politico.com on 16.1.2013

Arthur said, a smile on his face, his eyes glowing with happiness.

by To Arthur Kirkland found on maple-pie.deviantart.com on 1.6.2013

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

by Daniel Dennett

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

by Joseph Addison

Things don’t buy happiness,” Krichelle Sadowski said.

by Krichelle Sadowski found on nbcnews.com

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

by Frank Norris

happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.

by Thomas Aquinas

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.

by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.

by Philip Kaufman

happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

by Joseph Barbara

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

by John W. Gardner

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

by Queen Victoria

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

by Andre Maurois

We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make.

by Jillian Michaels

happiness studies, John Helliwell said, ‘‘keep reminding you that there is much more to life than income and housing.

by John Helliwell found on boston.com on 6.12.2013

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

by William Cowper

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

by Walter Savage Landor

happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

by Leo Rosten

She said the women who fixate on thinspo content see it as ticket to happiness and acceptance.

by National Eating Disorder Association found on abcnews.go.com on 3.1.2013

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

by Pierre Corneille

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

by Chanakya

Asked if he’d be happy to vote for it, Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers said, “My happiness is not of the concern of the House.”

by Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers found on politico.com on 5.12.2013

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.

by Sarah Orne Jewett

AffeC. S. Lewision is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

by C. S. Lewis

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

by Kin Hubbard

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.

by Vittorio Alfieri

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

by Hosea Ballou

"From a tragedy has come a lot of success and happiness," Mr Singh said, before the race.

by Mr Singh found on bbc.co.uk on 20.4.2012

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Victor Hugo said, “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved “.

by Victor Hugo found on searchquotes.com

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop – Gertrude Stein.

by Most Inspirational Kickass Quotes found on yourlifeyourway.net on 6.9.2011

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

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

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

by Christian Nestell Bovee

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

by Alice Walker

Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

by Leonard Boswell

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

by William Feather

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.

by Gertrude Jekyll

The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.

by Quentin Crisp

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

by Josh Billings

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

by Anton Chekhov

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.

by Richard Dreyfuss

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.

by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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

by Adam Smith

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

by Euripedes

happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

by Marcel Proust

Crystal McVea said while she knew she was dead, she was overtaken by a level of happiness she had never felt.

by Crystal McVea found on theblaze.com on 26.10.2013

happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

by Daphne du Maurier

Rolling Stone magazine, Rihanna said she was makingdecisions to ensure her own happiness.

by tRihanna found on usnews.com on 12.2.2013

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.

by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

by John D. Rockefeller

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

by John Stuart Mill

He said that he believes in the afterlife, but that God also wants humans to have an intense happiness here on earth.

by Words After This Extremely Frustrating Obamacare Interview With Dem Rep found on theblaze.com on 1.11.2013

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

When you analyze happiness, it turns out that the way you spend your time is extremely important.

by Daniel Kahneman

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

by Blaise Pascal

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.

by Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

by Chuck Palahniuk

If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?

by Bo Bennett

I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.

by Maurice Sendak

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.

by Alphonse Karr

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

by Ben Jonson

It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.

by Adrian Grenier

happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

So many people equate money and success with happiness, especially in the music industry.

by DJ Jazzy Jeff

So even though I consider myself a fairly upbeat person, energetic and things like that, I never do very well on happiness tests.

by Barbara Ehrenreich

"Often when individuals stop driving, their health and happiness decline," Angela Curl said.

by Angela Curl found on sciencecodex.com on 17.9.2013

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.

by Doug Larson

happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

by Franklin D. Roosevelt

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

by Helen Keller

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

by Helen Keller

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

by Clara Schumann

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.

by Martha Washington

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

by Franz Kafka

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

by Jamie Lee Curtis

I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet happiness, Population: Them.

by Marc Webb

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

by Spike Milligan

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.

by Maxim Gorky

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.

by Jean-Paul Marat

My capacity for happiness," he added, "you could fit into a matchbox without taking out the matches first""

by Douglas Adams

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

by Kin Hubbard

“We all hope that it will bring a little bit of happiness to our troop members,” Nolan Baker said.

by Nolan Baker found on toledofreepress.com on 12.12.2013

Well, the attractive thing about the subject of happiness is that it is notoriously difficult to write.

by Edward St Aubyn

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.

by Artie Lange

"This is a matter of happiness for all that the integration process has completed successfully," Regmi said.

by Regmi found on reuters.com on 19.8.2013

I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.

by William Weld

happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

by Thomas Merton

happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

by John Mason Good

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

by Saint Augustine

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.

by Olivia Goldsmith

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

by Logan P. Smith

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.

by Benjamin Franklin

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

by Lucan

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.

by George Westinghouse

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

by Eddie Albert

happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.

by Zoe Saldana

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

by Jean de la Bruyere

I've never seen an obese person who has said, 'I am well in my mind.' happiness stops food being a compensation.

by Pierre Dukan

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

by Christina Milian

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.

by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Willie Harvey said: “You could see a freshness in the team, there was a wee spring about the place and it was nice to see some happiness.

by Willie Harvey found on dailyrecord.co.uk on 16.10.2013

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

by Henry Ford

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

by Henry Ward Beecher

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.

by Lillie Langtry

If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.

by Anthony Storr

I heard a definition once: happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.

by Audrey Hepburn

‘‘Having no money is terrible for everything,’’ said Carol Graham, author of several books on the economics and measuring of happiness.

by Carol Graham found on boston.com on 6.12.2013

“The happiness that I and my dedicated staff…has seen has been overwhelming,” said Lynn Ellins… The commission approved the resolution 4 – 1.

by Lynn Ellins found on purpleunions.com on 29.8.2013

I'm an inherently happy person. It comes from the inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstance.

by Patrick Duffy

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

by Chuck Palahniuk

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

by Sydney Smith

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.

by Bo Bennett

My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.

by Denzel Washington

happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

by William Butler Yeats

happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

by Dale Carnegie

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

by Aristotle

"The movie is really sad at the end, but I think that for some people there's a happiness, a catharsis that they loved each other the way that they did," Emile Hirsch said.

by Emile Hirsch found on reuters.com on 8.11.2013

Heartache is very fertile ground for song-maK. D. Langng but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.

by K. D. Lang

happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

by Johnny Carson

"Looking into their eyes when they first came, we were filled with a happiness we had never felt before," said Craig Juntunen, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

by Craig Juntunen found on cnn.com on 16.9.2013

That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.

by James Thomson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

by Thomas Jefferson

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

by Brad Garrett

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.

by Eustace Budgell

happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

by August Strindberg

It’s part of the right of privacy, association, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Mr. Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson said.

by Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson found on csmonitor.com on 26.3.2013

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!

by Ludwig van Beethoven

Scott McGorty said he hopes listeners will take note of the lyrics, and really appreciate that there are some kids who need some happiness in their lives.

by Scott McGorty found on toledofreepress.com on 29.11.2013

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.

by Bertrand Russell

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.

by Horatio Alger

“One of the things that gives me great happiness is watching people use their antique motorcycles,” Buzz Kanter said.

by Buzz Kanter found on feeds.jacksonville.com on 16.5.2013

... I have a vision of what I want my career to be, and the main thing is happiness and being a part of something special," Kevin Martin said.

by Kevin Martin found on nba.com on 16.5.2013

The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do.

by Ring Lardner

I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

by Victoria Woodhull

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.

by Harry Harrison

I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.

by Giorgio Armani

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

by Baruch Spinoza

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

by Thomas Huxley

Michael has a connection with children, just like Mickey Mouse does, and he brings happiness to them, and joy.

by Jermaine Jackson

It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.

by Marguerite Duras

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.

by Albert Camus

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

by Abdul Kalam

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.

by Hermann Hesse

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

by Billy Graham

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

by Georges Bataille

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

by Wayne Gretzky

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.

by Anthony Trollope

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.

by Charles Sumner

happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

by George Burns

You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.

by Percy Ross

The French writer Henry de Montherlant said that happiness writes white.

by Montherlant found on guardian.co.uk on 19.5.2013

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

by Miuccia Prada

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

by Epictetus

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half.

by Jilly Cooper

“I could see that Gus made China really happy, but I could tell that she was scared of that happiness because she's been through so much tragedy,” eAlexandra Orr said.

by eAlexandra Orr found on blog.al.com on 12.12.2013

From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness.

by Benjamin Hoff

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

by Herbert Spencer

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.

by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

by Iris Murdoch

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

by Marcus Tullius Cicero

We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness - not disaster - to human beings.

by Kenichi Fukui

Dr Proto said: "Whether wealth can buy a country's happiness is a major question for governments.

by Dr Proto found on sciencecodex.com on 27.11.2013

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.

by Herman Hesse

The Bluebird of happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.

by Gary Larson

"As so many of you will know, the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future, with renewed happiness and hope," the Queen Elizabeth said.

by Queen Elizabeth found on thehollywoodgossip.com on 26.12.2013

I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things.

by Bennett Miller

Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.

by Monica Edwards

If you can measure success in this business based on happiness alone I feel like I've hit the lottery.

by Justin Long

The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.

by Bryant McGill

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.

by Don Marquis

As a young woman, a revolutionary, a prisoner and a politician, she’s always sought “public happiness,” Lucia Topolansky said.

by Lucia Topolansky found on indyposted.com on 3.10.2013

As for the experience of working on a community-focused startups, Peter Ragone said, “It has the happiness of politics without the dread.”

by Peter Ragone found on techcrunch.com

History shows that our way of life is the stronger way. From it has come more wealth, more industry, more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.

by Wendell Willkie

"I work because it makes me happy, and I have no reason to deny myself that happiness," Riegel said in a interview in 2010.

by Hans Riegel Bonn found on theguardian.com on 15.10.2013

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.

by Ric Ocasek

Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.

by Anna Pavlova

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

by Paul Sweeney

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

by Arthur Schopenhauer

“We started Elle A Bites with one goal in mind – to spread a little happiness to our customers,” Lilia Liu said.

by Lilia Liu found on sbwire.com on 28.2.2013

My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die.

by David Mamet

Their happiness increased as their income did, but the effect leveled off at about 75,000 dollars, said Deaton.

by Deaton found on hubpages.com

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

by Horace

“Now I am living with joy, happiness and above all, gratitude,” said Elena Alba, according to the newspaper La Razon.

by Elena Alba found on clericalwhispers.blogspot.de on 12.12.2009

Peace Love happiness and @Hellokitsgirl – Someone said the living room and then everyone started copying each other, LOL.

by How Louis Helps Harry Talk To Girls found on bopandtigerbeat.com on 28.5.2013

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.

by Max Planck

"My happiness is indescribable," said Hossam, a 25-year-old soldier from the southern province of Suwaida.

by Hossam found on reuters.com on 2.6.2013

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

by Ambrose Bierce

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.

by Debra Messing

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.ppiness. Just because tH. Jackson Brown, Jr.y're not on your road doesn't mean tH. Jackson Brown, Jr.y've gotten lost.

by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

by Gustave Flaubert

That said, it's a society that's at peace and becoming more prosperous, so I imagine you could see plenty of similar testimonials of happiness even out in the countryside.

by RedditThroughHistory found on reddit.com on 27.9.2013

CH. Jackson Brown, Jr.ose your life's mate carefully. From tH. Jackson Brown, Jr.s one decision will come 90 percent of all your H. Jackson Brown, Jr.ppiness or misery.

by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes.

by Nadia Giosia

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.

by Rosalia de Castro

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.

by Marguerite Duras

Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.

by Isaac D'Israeli

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

by William Feather

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.

by Andrea Corr

Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.

by Harry Lauder

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.

by Harold Kushner

Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.

by Mary MacLane

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.

by Tracy Kidder

"It has been an honour to know him and he has brought the world and his family so much joy and happiness during his lifetime," said Mr Price.

by Mr Price found on bbc.co.uk on 19.6.2013

He said that he can't imagine life without me, but if it comes down to my happiness he's not standing in the way and that he would wait for me no matter how long it took my dad to come around (that's never going to happen though.

by INHERITED FROM AN UNCLE AND NOW THIS BOYFRIEND USES LIKE ITHIS found on experienceproject.com on 3.10.2012

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

by Henri Matisse

happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

by J. Donald Walters

"There was no happiness," said Tom Kline, the attorney for a man known as Victim 5 from Sandusky's criminal trial.

by Tom Kline found on edition.cnn.com on 28.10.2013

happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

by Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

by Louise Hart

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.

by Samuel Johnson

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.

by Joseph Addison

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

by William Morris

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.

by Irving Babbitt

The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness.

by Rod Parsley

I've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.

by Bethenny Frankel

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

by William Hazlitt

Elaine Slaven said: “Michael’s memorial concert has excelled all our expectations, we have gone through every emotion possible, there were tears of sadness and happiness.

by Elaine Slaven found on dailyrecord.co.uk on 17.1.2014

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

by Olympia Brown

Live by this cRed Skeltono: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

by Red Skelton

"We thought that the [collective bargaining agreement] would provide laborpeace and happiness between the union and the owners," Trey Wingo said.

by Trey Wingo found on nbcnews.com

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.

by Soren Kierkegaard

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

by David Sarnoff

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.

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.

by Alanis Morissette

The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world.

by Leni Riefenstahl

The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected.

by William Hall

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.

by Thomas Paine

happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

by Alexandre Dumas

One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

by Gustave Flaubert

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.

by Marquis de Sade

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

by Helen Keller

happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.

by Mary Baker Eddy

As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.

by Ioan Gruffudd

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

by Honore de Balzac

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

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.

by William Beveridge

As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.

by Victoria Osteen

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

by Martha Washington

"It's just an overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness that finally it's over," said Stanley Wrice, who was greeted by his two daughters, his attorneys, and other supporters.

by Stanley Wrice found on theguardian.com on 11.12.2013

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.

by Euripedes

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.

by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

by Khalil Gibran

“We love each other very much, want for each other’s happiness, and will continue being the best of friends for life,” Courtney and Doug Hutchison said in a statement to Daily Mail.

by Doug Hutchison found on starcasm.net

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

by Sigmund Freud

“Being in Newtown last week and delivering a moment of happiness to that community was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” Brian France said.

by Brian France found on nascar4nascar.com on 14.2.2013

"It's indescribable happiness, of the kind you'll only have once in your life," Marc Feret's sister Christine Cauhape said.

by Christine Cauhape found on worldnews.nbcnews.com on 30.10.2013

Ancient Greek philosopher Galen said employment is "nature's physician, essential to human happiness."

by Galen found on edition.cnn.com on 11.10.2013

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.

by Dale Carnegie

I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.

by Brandon Boyd

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

by Norman Vincent Peale

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.

by Chris Bailey

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

by William Cowper

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.

by Rachel Field

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

by Sydney Smith

happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.

by Ellen Pompeo

happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

by Storm Jameson

happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.

by Joseph Butler

Expressing happiness over joining the group, Dr Virdi said that he was looking forward to putting in his best in the new administrative role.

by Dr Virdi found on theindiapost.com on 22.1.2013

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

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.

by Anthony Hopkins

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

by Thomas Traherne

CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is working hard to focus on rapidly improving the happiness of its retail employees.

by CEO Tim Cook found on 9to5mac.com on 26.1.2013

But in the meantime, Jonan Donaldson said: "If our main concern is the happiness and well-being of professors, I'm afraid bad news is coming."

by Jonan Donaldson found on edition.cnn.com on 25.11.2013

There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.

by Fiona Shaw

happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.

by David O. McKay

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.

by Steve Kerr

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.

by Arthur Rimbaud

For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.

by James Payn

My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family.

by Dave Grohl

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.

by Gustave Flaubert

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.

by Samuel Johnson

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

by Todd Akin

It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it.

by Simon Travaglia

"Today it's only happiness, no violence," said Geovani dos Santos, a lawyer who attended the game with his wife and daughter.

by Geovani found on reuters.com on 21.6.2013

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

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"We feel great happiness and pride that we were able to attract the world's greatest manager," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the chairman of the board.

by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge found on guardian.co.uk on 24.6.2013

It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.

by Elsie de Wolfe

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.

by Nelson Mandela

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.

by Bryant H. McGill

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

by Ernest Dimnet

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.

by Suge Knight

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

by Charles Inglis

“The power of gratitude is not only one of the fastest ways to raise the level of happiness, it literally transforms your health,” said Shawn Achor.

by Shawn Achor found on abcnews.go.com on 25.12.2013

Peter Singer said being an effective altruist allowed people to overcome the Sisyphean struggle to obtain happiness and contentedness.

by Peter Singer found on rawstory.com on 20.5.2013

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

by Alexander Payne

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

by John Howe

"I can go on [the Deti-404 site] and see that there are other teens with non-traditional orientations and people who wish me happiness and don't hate me," Lena said.

by Lena found on theguardian.com on 1.9.2013

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.

by Jamie Lee Curtis

Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don't for a long time.

by John Leguizamo

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

by Giacomo Casanova

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

by Bill Vaughan

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.

by Sigmund Freud

The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that which of right belongs to free labor, and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race.

by David Wilmot

She said she had been manipulated into denial by Demi’s facade of happiness and constant lies and assurances that she was fine, which she wanted “too badly” to believe.

by Is She Nude In Sexy New Video For found on hollywoodlife.com on 11.12.2013

Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children.

by Guy Laliberte

To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?

by Christopher Hampton

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

by Virginia Woolf

When babies first begin smiling at about six weeks of age, Dr. Sylvain Sirois said, it's an instinctive reaction rather than an expression of happiness.

by Sylvain Sirois found on post-gazette.com on 7.3.2007

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.

by George Eliot

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.

by Susan Faludi

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.

by William Godwin

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

by Helen Keller

She said when she watched Russell denied bail she thought it would be difficult for the next of kin of the freed crew as they would feel guilty about their happiness.

by New Zealand-born Jonathan Beauchamp found on theguardian.com on 21.11.2013

In an interview with the Guardian at the end of his retreat last week in the Catskill Mountains on the art of suffering, While Thay said: "You have to consider your idea of happiness.

by While Thay found on theguardian.com on 5.9.2013

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

by Langston Hughes

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to happiness.

by Mary Astell

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.

by Joseph Butler

Dr. Phil said that the French mother mentioned money about 30 or 40 times on the show and asked her “what about happiness.”?

by Dr. Phil found on socyberty.com on 30.6.2013

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.

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.

by David Herbert Lawrence

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.

by Bob Hope

“Civil rights always come too early for those in a comfortable position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Allen Kratz said.

by Allen Kratz found on indyposted.com on 20.10.2013

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.

by Aeschylus

"Civil rights always come too early for those in a comfortable position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Allen Kratz said.

by Allen Kratz found on usnews.nbcnews.com on 18.10.2013

My parents were not very happy. They were very worried about me pursuing a career that even if I had talent might not give me the happiness and the success that they - any parent hopes for their child.

by Emmylou Harris

Family and The Romney Family Table traditions that come along with it, Romney said, are major sources of happiness, so she’s hoping to encourage oThe Romney Family Tablers to create and foster The Romney Family Tableir own memories with loved-ones.

by The Romney Family Table found on theblaze.com on 14.10.2013

These are things that give Indians happiness and bragging rights," said Raghu Kalra of the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi.

by Raghu Kalra found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 4.11.2013

As the conversation continued, Andrea Brickey said Wall mentioned that he had been sleeping outside in recent weeks and expressed happiness that his ex-wife had a new boyfriend.

by Andrea Brickey found on fox13now.com on 2.10.2013

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.

by Samuel Richardson

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

by Laurence Sterne

So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity.

by Duncan Sheik

I told him that even one phone call would propel them to the sky with such happiness, but he didn’t like what I asked, and that moment broke off the connection with me,” Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo said.

by Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo found on theblaze.com on 2.1.2014

These are things that give Indians happiness and bragging rights,” said Raghu Kalra of the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi.

by Raghu Kalra found on world.time.com on 5.11.2013

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

by John Burroughs

But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star.

by Victoria Jackson

Mr Gormley said that his immediate reaction was one of happiness that "such a big majority vindicated those executive members who decided to recommend acceptance."

by Mr Gormley found on guardian.co.uk on 25.2.2013

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.

by Henry Knox

So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness.

by Arthur Hiller

And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.

by Adam Weishaupt

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

by Amy Adams

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

by Herman Hesse

"When it comes to happy tech companies, factors such as one’s relationship with their peers and their company’s culture have the greatest influence on overall happiness," said Heidi Golledge.

by Heidi Golledge found on mashable.com on 12.4.2013

Although studies have shown sexuality plays an important role in happiness and quality of life, it's not something doctors discuss often, Most of Bober said.

by Most of Bober found on edition.cnn.com on 6.2.2013

"I cannot express my happiness," said Ziad Matouk, 42, who was born with one kidney and was diagnosed with renal failure several years ago.

by Ziad Matouk found on guardian.co.uk on 7.2.2013

“I cannot express my happiness,” said Ziad Matouk, 42, who was born with one kidney and was diagnosed with renal failure several years ago.

by Ziad Matouk found on cifwatch.com on 15.12.2011

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.

by Tobey Maguire

He said the Commons should "look at the celebrations and happiness in New Zealand", when they signed their own same-sex marriage bill, which manifested itself in "the singing of love songs".

by Conservative Edward Leigh found on guardian.co.uk on 21.5.2013

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.

by Camille Claudel

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.

by Ferdinand Mount

Thomas Edison said … “My desire is to do everything within my power to free people from drudgery and create the largest measure of happiness and prosperity.

by Thomas Edison found on edisonmuckers.org on 30.10.2012

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.

by Havelock Ellis

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

by Malcolm Muggeridge

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.

by Elizabeth Wurtzel

If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.

by William Lyon Phelps

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.

by Malcolm Muggeridge

I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.

by Josh Lucas

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

by Thomas Traherne

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.

by Jose Marti

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.

by Napoleon Hill

happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.

by J. Donald Walters

Daniel Urbas said Lin’s parents called their son by the nickname “pistachio,” which he indicated was meant to represent his tendency to burst with happiness and laughter.

by Daniel Urbas found on f3v3r.com on 2.4.2013

An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.

by Orson Pratt

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

by Daisaku Ikeda

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

by Jeremy Collier

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.

by Maurice Chevalier

“We started Elle A Bites with one goal in mind – to spread a little happiness to our customers,” said Lilia Liu, chef and co-founder of elleabites.com.

by Lilia Liu found on sbwire.com on 28.2.2013

The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.

by William H. Seward

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

by Lea Michele

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 Wortley

Kolbe said it's "unfortunate" that Arizona doesn't yet recognize same-sex marriage, saying everyone should be able to find the happiness he's found and be able to marry the person of his or her choice.

by Kolbe found on towleroad.com on 15.5.2013

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

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.

by Charles Van Doren

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.

by Carlo Collodi

“It’s just an overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness that finally it’s over with,” Stanley Wrice said after walking into the arms of his two daughters, attorneys, and others who greeted him as he left prison.

by Stanley Wrice found on chicago.cbslocal.com on 12.12.2013

It does not mean we all define liberty in exactly the same way or follow the same precise path to happiness,” Watch President Obama said, speaking to a flag-waving crowd that spilled down the Mall.

by Watch President Obama found on washingtonpost.com on 21.1.2013

In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.

by Bob Brown

The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness.

by Clayton Christensen

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

They told him that they had talks planned on depression, drug use, eating disorders, etc. “And Friday night we’re trying to decide between risky sex or Are You Delivering happiness.”

by Are You Delivering Happiness found on ducttapemarketing.com

Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.

by Henry James Sumner Maine

happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you.

by Eugenio Montale

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

by James Madison

I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.

by Hugh Laurie

The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.

by Gilbert Murray

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.

by Princess Diana

“You feel that player’s happiness is something that you can control and turn around but that old fashioned mentality of not wanting to sell doesn’t help the players involved or your league,” José Mourinho said.

by José Mourinho found on thesportreview.com on 24.8.2013

Hannes Schwandt said individuals enter a lowered state of happiness at around age 55, when they begin to negatively analyze the various unrealized accomplishments in their lives.

by Hannes Schwandt found on ramanan50.wordpress.com on 24.7.2013

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.

by Thomas Jefferson

Each T-shirt sold we get 2 or 3 bulks only, but we do like to donate a half out and do enjoy the happiness when we know we can help some kids or patients in hospital." said Victor Ma, the producer in TYZU.

by Victor Ma found on sbwire.com on 25.6.2013

Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.

by Polly Toynbee

It was a joy to be a part of the team that created Round The Horne. I was involved with the show at a time of my life when I was very happy., and that happiness overflowed into the scripts.

by Barry Took

Not to mention, no one could doubt the need for him to be taught better manners still after his display on Saturday.' Professor Umbridge said, her voice even girlier than usual in her increasing happiness at having a reason to punish him.

by Professor Umbridge found on fanfiction.net on 9.3.2001

“I hope everyone can feel the power of music, that my voice can bring the people of China luck and happiness,” Teacher Song said in soft southern Mandarin.

by Teacher Song found on newyorker.com on 4.3.2013

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.

by Omar Bongo

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.

by Robert Wyatt

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.

by John Grierson

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.

by Guy Finley

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.

by William Bennett

Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.

by George Mason

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.

by Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.

by Ben Nicholson

When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.

by George Porter

Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life.

by Emily Procter

It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family.

by George Porter

In Ramallah, freed prisoner Riziq Salah from al-Khader near Bethlehem said his happiness to be free was overshadowed by a deep sadness for cellmates who were left behind.

by Bethlehem found on on 30.10.2013

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

by Robert Trout

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.

by Samuel Chase

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

by James K. Polk

Sitting behind the bench at games is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through because basketball is really most of my happiness. So when I can't go out there and exert energy and have fun and things like that, it kind of puts everything else into perspective.

by Chris Webber

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

by James Smithson

CEO Bryan Starbuck said after getting feedback from parents and kids, he decided to shelve the rewards-based model and focus more on intrinsic motivations, like future happiness and success.

by CEO Bryan Starbuck found on venturebeat.com on 7.6.2013

Jeweler and family friend Johnathon Arndt said on the matter, “Since having an opportunity to be a loving stepmother, Kelly enjoys every moment and all the joy and happiness that comes with being a parent.”

by Johnathon Arndt found on webpronews.com

“Had the couple sought the license today, I would have issued it and wished them all the freedom, independence, happiness and rights that our commonwealth’s Constitution purports to grant to them,” Bruce Hanes said.

by Bruce Hanes found on rawstory.com on 23.7.2013

Marcello Serpa said the bus evokes “a spirit of playfulness and happiness,” causing people to pause and smile when he drives it down Sao Paulo’s chaotic streets.

by Marcello Serpa found on indyposted.com on 23.9.2013

“It seems to tinker with the chemicals in the brain in just the right way to make people feel better,” said Stacy Horn, author of the new book “Imperfect Harmony: Finding happiness Singing With Others.”

by Stacy Horn found on newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com on 20.6.2013

With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of happiness or Virtue.

by Nassau William Senior

“When you stand in front of the works, see the ones that were long thought to have been lost or destroyed and in a relatively good state — some of them dirty but not damaged — you have an incredible feeling of happiness,” Meike Hoffmann said.

by Meike Hoffmann found on indyposted.com on 5.11.2013

"When you stand in front of the works, see the ones that were long thought to have been lost or destroyed and in a relatively good state -- some of them dirty but not damaged -- you have an incredible feeling of happiness," Meike Hoffmann said.

by Meike Hoffmann found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 4.11.2013

“On this auspicious occasion, we prayed for the happiness of our people and for peace to return to this area which has been affected by war for so many years now,” said Amrusha, who was visiting the temple with her children.

by Amrusha found on pukhtunkhwatimes.blogspot.de on 6.11.2013

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.

by John Woolman

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

by Henry Van Dyke

We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men.

by Francis Wright

"It's class warfare ... we love the homeland and happiness, and others want to concentrate power and riches in a few hands and exploit the people," said Vice President Jorge Arreaza.

by Vice President Jorge Arreaza found on reuters.com on 23.11.2013

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!

by Oliver Goldsmith

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.

by Samuel Johnson

Marcello Serpa said the bus evokes "a spirit of playfulness and happiness," causing people to pause and smile when he drives it down Sao Paulo's chaotic streets.

by Marcello Serpa found on nbcnews.com on 3.9.2013

I think money is essential to happiness and right now I wouldn't want to be anyone other than Wilbur Smith - I've had a fantastic life, rewarded far more heavily than I deserve. Maybe I'd like to be J. K. Rowling, but I'll settle for second best.

by Wilbur Smith

Put in modern English, what William Bradford said was this: The ancient writers loved the theory of a commune, assuming that the doctrine of “from each according to his ability and to each according to his need” would result in universal happiness.

by William Bradford found on bookwormroom.com on 27.11.2013

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.

by Guru Nanak

Thanks to all compatriotswho supported us and best wishes for the wealth and success of our fatherlandand the ever greater happiness of our people," mission commander and two-timespace traveler Nie Haisheng said to the cameras.

by Nie Haisheng found on nbcnews.com

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

by Jimmy Carter

It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.

by Polly Toynbee

happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.

by Polly Toynbee

She said: "If they'd told the truth and asked me, I would have shouted 'no!'... My sterilisation makes me feel I'm less of a woman when I have sex because I'm not normal down there … When I see other mums holding their babies, I look away and cry because I won't ever know that happiness."

by Australian Human Rights Commission found on guardian.co.uk on 17.7.2013

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

by Francois Fenelon

What if I couldn't handle people's opinions of me? I know that shouldn't dictate a person's degree of peace or happiness in life, but the problem is, I chose a business saturated in judgment.

by Chris Evans

"This was the most surprising finding, because it supports suggestions about how self-awareness based on the self, our relation to others, and our place on earth might lead to greater happiness and mental harmony within the individual" said Danilo Garcia.

by Danilo Garcia found on sciencecodex.com on 10.9.2013

In his second inaugural address, President Obama said of the Declaration of Independence’s promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that “History tells us that while these truths are self-evident, they are not self-executing”.

by President Obama found on on 17.4.2013

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.

by George Bernard Shaw

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

by Coretta Scott King

"Attorney General Herring’s actions have brought Virginia that much closer to the quintessential American ideals of equality under the law and the freedom to pursue happiness," Olsen said.

by Olsen found on aguynamedbrian.blogspot.de on 23.1.2014

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.

by Peabo Bryson

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.

by Alexander Alekhine

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

by Charles Caleb Colton

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.

by Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

by Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.

by Herman Hesse

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.

by Vivien Leigh

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.

by Chuck Norris

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

by Ernie Banks

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.

by J. Donald Walters

Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you.

by Aron Ralston

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

by Gary Vaynerchuk

Well said, I am planning a surprise gift for sistersand it feels great when you see happiness while receiving a gift.

by Are Maple Trees Going Extinct found on aolanswers.com

I find that the older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be.

by Paula Cole

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.

by Lana Del Rey

My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.

by Evangeline Lilly

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

by Matthew Arnold

Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be.

by Dennis Prager

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

by Benjamin Franklin

I'd rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don't have it. I make other people's problems my problem because they want me to; they ask me to.

by Brenda Fassie

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

by David Lee Roth

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

by Paulo Coelho

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.

by Thomas Bulfinch

The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.

by Jonathan Edwards

Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it's not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know.

by Eric Ripert

I said, 'I'm just waiting for something to blow up.' She said, 'No, that's what happiness is.' I'm like, 'Maybe I've never been happy!' Because Brandon does, he makes me happy."

by Viacom International Inc. found on mtv.com on 10.6.2013

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.

by J. B. Priestley

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.

by Valerie Bertinelli

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

by Michael J. Fox

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

by Maurice Maeterlinck

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

by Mary Wollstonecraft

He said that hugging releases a recently-discovered happiness hormone – one that’s more intense than any discovered before it.

by FP Brigette found on blog.freepeople.com on 15.7.2013

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.

by Ethel Percy Andrus

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

by Josh Billings

I forgot about things that make me happy or even demanding happiness from somebody,” said Porsha Williams who learned she had to make herself a priority.

by Porsha Williams found on eurweb.com on 21.1.2014

Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.

by Dag Hammarskjold

So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character.

by Olivia Wilde

My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart.

by Shawn Johnson

Having said all that, money can buy temporary happiness, along with some fun experiences, and most people earn money by working.

by Their Fans Thankful For This Thanksgiving found on thehockeywriters.com on 22.11.2013

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

by Linda Evans

I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness.

by Mary McCormack

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.

by Chris Evans

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.

by Julia Ward Howe

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.

by James Hillman

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

by Charles Caleb Colton

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.

by Hugh Laurie

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.

by Jesse Ventura

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

by W. Somerset Maugham

My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.

by Diana Ross

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.

by William Law

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

by Herman Hesse

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.

by Shahrukh Khan

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.

by Bertrand Russell

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.

by Chanakya

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

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

by Charles Caleb Colton

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

by Leo Buscaglia

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

by Bertrand Russell

In our lives, we have good things and bad things, happiness and pain.

by Park Chan-wook

We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.

by Voltaire

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.

by Carrie Underwood

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

by Jeremy Bentham

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

by Victor Hugo

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

by Jeremy Bentham

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?

by Leslie Caron

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.

by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Who said there is no happiness where there is no wisdom no wisdom but in submission to the gods They said it in the play Antigone?

by What Do You Really Know About Hanukkah found on chacha.com on 23.1.2013

“Our happiness doesn’t solely rely on whether we’re going to have kids or not have kids,” Daniel Schneider said.

by Daniel Schneider found on today.com

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

by Immanuel Kant

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.

by Frederick Douglass

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.

by Thor Heyerdahl

Americans with a lot free time on their hands thanks to Obamacare can spend it pursuing their happiness instead of earning a living, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.

by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi found on investmentwatchblog.com on 29.9.2013

“We have love, joy and happiness in our lives, thanks to the Supreme Court and President Obama–we have an approved green card petition and we get to stay in our home and our country, ” said Julian Marsh.

by Julian Marsh found on thenewcivilrightsmovement.com on 30.6.2013

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.

by Arnold Bennett

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

by Edward Gibbon

Man has an invincible inclination to allow himself to be deceived and is, as it were, enchanted with happiness when the rhapsodist tells him epic fables as if they were true, or when the actor in the theater acts more royally than any real king.

by Friedrich Nietzsche

"It's basically all of our favorite people in one place, for a night of awesome games, food, music, happiness, and creativity," said Double Fine Productions Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer.

by Double Fine Productions found on joystiq.com on 10.10.2013

Thanks to all compatriots who supported us and best wishes for the wealth and success of our fatherland and the ever greater happiness of our people,’’ mission commander and two-time space traveler Nie Haisheng said to the cameras.

by Nie Haisheng found on boston.com on 25.6.2013

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

by Sidney Sheldon

In an interview published on October 12, 1895 in the San Francisco Bulletin, Strauss said, "I do not think large fortunes cause happiness to their owners, for immediately those who possess them become slaves to their wealth.

by Describe Levi Strauss Management found on answers.com on 1.11.1999

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

by Adam Clarke

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.

by Ursula K. Le Guin

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it.

by Charisma Carpenter

When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me.

by Pia Toscano

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.

by Paula Cole

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

by Alphonse de Lamartine

He said that the metro bus project would bring happiness and relief to the people who had extended commendable cooperation in the execution of the project.

by Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan found on timesofpakistan.pk on 7.2.2013

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

by Hugo Black

There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe.... The soul of the world is nourished by people's happiness.

by Paulo Coelho

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.

by Taraji P. Henson

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.

by Chanakya

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.

by Conor Oberst

I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity, not in their happiness.

by Elizabeth George

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

by Meir Kahane

“This is not really a snake issue anymore, if it ever was, but has evolved into the right of a private citizen to pursue the happiness of his personal hobby in his private home,” Supporters of Cobb said.

by Supporters of Cobb found on fox13now.com on 14.5.2013

The thing is, when I had my first success it did coincide with the end of my first marriage, and because I went on to have a very, very unhappy two years, I don't think I equate career success with personal happiness.

by Rob Brydon

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.

by Suze Orman

She said, "...you had felt the world outside tugging at one with all its golden hands – and yet you hated the things it asks of one; you hated happiness bought by cruelty and indifference.

by Anthropologist Margaret Mead found on renewamerica.com on 14.1.2008

"To deny them this opportunity is to deny them what is, perhaps, the most basic of the inalienable rights that we as Americans cherish, the pursuit of happiness,” said Democrat Governor Jack Markell, CBS reported.

by Democrat Governor Jack Markell found on businessinsider.com on 12.4.2013

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.

by Nick Cave

happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.

by George A. Smith

“It’s been called a ‘death watch’ by some, but I really see it more as a happiness watch,” Fredrik Colting said.

by Fredrik Colting found on allthingsd.com on 8.10.2013

The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.

by Charles Van Doren

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.

by Michael Novak

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.

by Francis Hutcheson

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.

by Henry David Thoreau

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

by William Dean Howells

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

by Ashley Montagu

happiness is being on the beam with life - to feel the pull of life.

by Agnes Martin

I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself.

by Richard Eyre

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.

by Sivananda

happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.

by James Allen

I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.

by Pierre Corneille

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.

by Pete Rose

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

by Alfred de Musset

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

by Barbara de Angelis

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.

by Robert Burton

Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind.

by Philo

“We feature these images at our annual happiness Academies worldwide, including the most recent one in Mexico, and we also use them throughout the year in accordance with our philosophy and to honor our creators, the Elohim, who gave us this symbol,” Thomas Kaenzig said.

by Thomas Kaenzig found on webpronews.com

“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,” Paul Curtman said, quoting the Declaration of Independence.

by Paul Curtman found on rawstory.com on 21.1.2013

People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.

by Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.

by Giraldus Cambrensis

It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.

by Jonathan Mayhew

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.

by Thomas Jefferson

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.

by John Dewey

I don't know why my smile has become a signature pose. I think it's a nice change. I think people want to see happiness, so a smile is what can bring that. I didn't make it my trademark on purpose.

by Arizona Muse

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.

by Clara Barton

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.

by Horatio Nelson

The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves.

by Joseph Butler

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

by Maxwell Maltz

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.

by Hannah Arendt

She said Orthodox women celebrate this decision, and do not want The Chabad-affiliated Michigan Jewish Institute kind of life led by secular women, one invested only in her career and profession, something that does not bring true happiness.

by The Chabad-affiliated Michigan Jewish Institute found on jfjfp.com on 21.4.2013

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.

by Peter McWilliams

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.

by Marla Gibbs

When we spoke with the company in January, the CEO and founder of HapiLabs Fabrice Boutain said he "created HapiLabs to help people take control of their happiness, health and fitness.

by HapiLabs Fabrice Boutain found on abcnews.go.com on 3.10.2013

We've got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that's easier. It's much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it.

by Emma Thompson

"When people act generously they feel it is almost instinctual, and indeed a large literature in evolutionary psychology shows that people derive happiness from being generous," Plotkin said.

by Plotkin found on sciencecodex.com on 2.9.2013

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.

by James Allen

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.

by Bertrand Russell

You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true.

by Andrew Sullivan

Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny.

by Donna Rice

Belgian scientist Francois Englert said his happiness Tuesday at winning the Nobel Prize for Physics was tempered with regret that life-long colleague Robert Brout could not enjoy the plaudits too.

by Francois Englert found on rawstory.com on 8.10.2013

She said: “It would seem that a Western woman's Long-Searched-For happiness hinges largely upon her access to nightclubs, alcohol and revealing clothes; and the absence of such apparent freedom and luxuries in Islamic societies is seen as an infringement of her basic rights.

by Long-Searched-For Happiness found on onislam.net on 21.5.2012

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. 'Made-in-China' goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can't manufacture the happiness of our people.

by Ai Weiwei

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.

by James F. Cooper

Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution 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.

by Jim Ryun

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

by Rollo May

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