Famous Happiness Quotes

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Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.

Thomas Jefferson

Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.

Barbara Mikkelson

Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.

Andrew Bonar Law

Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

Karl Popper

Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.


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

William Faulkner

Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Purpose is the place where happiness resides.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Real and solid happiness springs from moderation.


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

Hosea Ballou

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.

Laurence J. Peter

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

Dale Carnegie

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.

Roy M. Goodman

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.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.

William Ewart Gladstone

Sadness is pervasive, so focus on joy, focus on happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Sanity is a small price to pay for happiness.

Marabeth Madsen

Science of happiness lies in our understanding. The secrets of happiness lie in our capacity to expand our heart.

Amit Ray

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

André Maurois

Serenity of mind brings joy and happiness in life.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Service is joy, service is happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Service is joy, Service is the kindness. Service is love, Service is the happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Service to the humanity is the source of joy and happiness. It is the rent you pay for living on this beautiful planet.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Serving with love, a kind heart, and without expectations is happiness.

Debasish Mridha, M.D.

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