Famous Happiness Quotes

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The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.

Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.

Bertrand Russell

The herd instinct seems to be the strongest human emotion, one that the race is constantly breeding off as the mavericks are liquidated. Happiness is running with the crowd.

John Train

The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.

Johann von Goethe

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

Albert Einstein

The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.

Johnson

The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection.

Bertrand Russell

The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.

Bertrand Russell

The man of affluence is not in fact more happy than the possessor of a bare competency, unless, in addition to his wealth, the end of his life be fortunate. We often see misery dwelling in the midst of splendour, whilst real happiness is found in humbler stations.

Herodotus

The moment where the fisherman catches the fish, happiness and agony, light and darkness, joy and death come face to face!

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Ogden Nash

The noble-minded dedicate themselves to the promotion of the happiness of others?even of those who injure them. True happiness consists in making happy.

Bharavi

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

Lord William Beveridge

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

William Ellery Channing

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

John Mason Brown

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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

C. P. Snow

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.

Malcolm Muggeridge

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colourless when unbroken.

Longfellow

The real and genuine wisdom that man can benefit most is the one which leads to everlasting happiness after death ,anything else is vanity.

adelkeri

The road to happiness has never been a straight one, and yet, it is the only road worth traveling, no matter how curvy or rocky it is!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.

James M. Barrie

The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.

Thucydides

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 that hostile.

Bertrand Russell

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

F. H. Bradley

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