Famous Happiness Quotes

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It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.

George Eliot

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

Kin Hubbard

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

Kin Hubbard

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

Desiderius Erasmus

It is your life, but you have no full control of it, only thing you can do for infinite happiness in life now and after death is to accept everything as your fault and beg for forgiveness.

HyunSoung Kim

It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.

Bertrand Russell

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

Marguerite Duras

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

Leo Tolstoy

Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness -- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes, when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.

Saint Adela Rogers Johns

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.

Sigmund Freud

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Knowledge produces mildness of speech; mildness of speech, a good character; a good character, wealth; wealth, if virtuous actions attend it, happiness.

The Hitopadesa

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.

Maitri Upanishads

Let us be happy too when we see a happy man, because happiness is a candle light in this dark universe!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.

Aristotle

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

George Sand

Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.

Smiley Blanton

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.

Norman Lear

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

Sydney Smith

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

Victor Hugo

Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.

Kalidasa

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert Anson Heinlein

Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.

Ayn Rand

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

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