Quotes on Happiness

Happy Quotes

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.  ~Joseph Joubert

Be happy.  It's one way of being wise.  ~Colette

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.  ~Anton Chekhov

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.  ~Douglas Jerrold

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

It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely.  ~Georges Duhamel

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.  ~J.D. Salinger

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

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.  ~Werner Erhard

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.  ~Maxim Gorky

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

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

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought.  Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.  ~Samuel Johnson

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

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?  ~Leslie Caron

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.  ~William R. Inge

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

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth:  we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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