Famous Happiness Quotes

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Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Happiness a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington

Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. It would be a mistake to say that happiness necessarily springs from the absurd. Discovery. It happens as well that the felling of the absurd springs from happiness. "I conclude that all is well," says Edipus, and that remark is sacred. It echoes in the wild and limited universe of man. It teaches that all is not, has not been, exhausted. It drives out of this world a god who had come into it with dissatisfaction and a preference for futile suffering. It makes of fate a human matter, which must be settled among men.

Albert Camus

Happiness cannot be found--it must be created anew everyday.

Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Happiness comes in small peaces. Stop looking for it, before you’ll get lost. Don’t expect too much, or you’ll make room for disappointment. Take life as it is and you’ll enjoy it!

Cristian Andrei Nica

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

John Mason Good

Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

August Strindberg

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Happiness hates the timid So does science

Eugene O'Neill

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

Happiness in nature is a double happiness; sorrow in nature is a half sorrow!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

Arnold Bennett

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Anonymous

Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.

Iris Murdoch

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