Famous Happiness Quotes

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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.

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

...happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.

Henri Frdric Amiel

...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...


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

Sydney Smith

A dying man alone in his bed once said ; happiness is a pursuit and is real only when shared.

Ronnie Rickner

A great obstacle to happiness is the expectation of too great a happiness.


A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.


A life by choice is one that is filled with love, happiness, and an appreciation of each day."

Steve Maraboli

A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

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.

Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

A man without happiness is neither good nor well.

Vikrant Parsai

A man's high success requires a key; but his happiness needs personality to be low-key

Anuj Somany

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

Author Unknown

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.

George Santayana

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


Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine.

Newell Dwight Hillis

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves

All life passes like a fast flowing river and how strange to see that happiness increases this speed! Yes, a happy life passes faster!

Mehmet Murat ildan

All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.

Luis Buñuel

All that we are is made up of our thoughts; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with a pure thought, happiness will follow him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

The Dhammapada

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.


All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

Lord Byron

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