Quotes About Happiness

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton

It is difficult to tell which gives some couples the most happiness, the minister who marries them, or the judge who divorces them.
Mary Wilson Little

Happiness, like youth and health, is rarely appreciated until it is past.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Don’t wish me happiness — I don’t expect to be’s gotten beyond that somehow.  Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor— I will need them all.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is neither wealth or splendor but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan

Happiness?  A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar, and a good woman — or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
George Burns

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

Happiness is a mystery like religion, and should never be rationalized.
G. K. Chesterton

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

The great source of pleasure is variety.
Samuel Johnson

To be able to throw oneself away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile — that is happiness.
Herman Hesse

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
Cyril Connolly

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.
Psalms 61:1

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James M. Barrie

Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is a warm gun.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney

A man’s happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

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

Happiness is speechless.
George William Curtis

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
H. L. Mencken

He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.
Thomas Fuller

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine...
Proverbs 17:22

The happiest person is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is the inalienable right of all to be happy.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happiness makes up in height for what is lacks in length.
Robert Frost

When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness...I was right.
Gahan Wilson



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