Famous Happiness Quotes

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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.


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.


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" is an American myth. The ideologies and governments of this century that promised happiness, have left people with more material possessions, but less psychological well-being. Many of the citizens are emotionally bankrupt and unhappy. The demands of life in our current socioeconomic system require that we keep running and running with little or no breaks....Like their parents, most of the young professionals will drift through life racing for the "American Dream", going through very expensive trial-and-error lessons and struggling to achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Med Jones

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.


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


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.


The secret of happiness is something to do.

John Burroughs

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

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

F. H. Bradley

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.

Al Batt

The Sun has no chance to be nobody and that is the punishment for being a sun! If you can be nobody just like a humble tree in a silent forest, you can find the happiness too!

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

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