Happiness

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The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
Frederick Douglass

All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.
Albert Camus

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
Helen Keller

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefeller

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Buddha

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
Napoleon Hill

Love is trembling happiness.
Kahlil Gibran

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Kahlil Gibran

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mohandas Gandhi

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Plato

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Leo Buscaglia

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mohandas K. Gandhi

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth
without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
Giacomo Casanova

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.
Soren Kierkegaard

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
Bertrand Russell

The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

Where fear is, happiness is not.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Alexander Pope

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Francis Bacon

When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.
Malcolm Forbes

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Pablo Picasso

The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.
Jonathan Edwards

Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Edmund Burke

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

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.
Charlie Chaplin

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Dante Alighieri

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one’s wife alone.
Guru Nanak

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness.
Aeschylus

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Thomas Paine

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Jane Austen

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

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles Schulz

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Aristotle

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.
Baruch Spinoza

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