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Happiness Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Happiness:

The happy have whole days,
and those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours,
and those they lose.
~ Colley Cibber.

The only time I was truly happy was as a child, before I knew what happiness was - or wasn't.
~ D.H. Mondfleur.

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
~ C.P. Snow.

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
~ Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954.

The secret of happiness is not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.
~ J.M. Barrie Quotes.

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
~ V.S. Pritchett.

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
~ Doug Larson.

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
~ Salvador Dali.

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
~ Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931.

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
~ Freya Stark, The Journey's Echo.

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
~ Marguerite Gardiner (Countess of Blessington) Quotes.

This is my "depressed stance." When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.
~ Charlie Brown.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
~ J.M. Barrie Quotes.

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
~ Norm Papernick.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
~ Joseph Addison.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
~ Albert Camus Quotes, The Fall, 1956.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
~ Charles Caleb Colton.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
~ Bertrand Russell Quotes, The Conquest of Happiness.

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
~ Christian Nestell Bovee.

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
~ Don Herold.

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
~ John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism, 1863.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
~ Charles Kingsley.

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
~ Walter Savage Landor.

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

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