Quotes on Happiness

Happy Quotes

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

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

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a form of courage.  ~Holbrook Jackson

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.  ~Berke Breathed

Happiness?  That's nothing more than health and a poor memory.  ~Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is a direction, not a place.  ~Sydney J. Harris

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.  ~Janet Lane

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.  ~Author Unknown

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.  ~Author Unknown

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.  ~Lady Blessington

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.  ~Author Unknown

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.  ~Bernard de Fontenelle

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.  ~Immanuel Kant

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.  ~Johann Pestalozzi

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

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

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

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

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