Top Happiness Quotes

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1. "If we loved Steve Aylett, really loved him in the way that he deserves, a selfless love that genuinely wanted nothing save his happiness and comfort, we'd lobotomise him."
Author: Alan Moore
2. "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
Author: Albert Camus
3. "From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received."
Author: Albert Einstein
4. "That is the secret of happiness and virtue -- liking what you've got to do."
Author: Aldous Huxley
5. "For me," mused Dandelion, "a mattress without a young woman isn't a mattress at all. It is incomplete happiness..."
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
6. "I used to float along in all of this, like a leaf on a coursing stream, but i am heavier now, less easily moved, more resolute and steadfast. I am no longer in pursuit of happiness. As I stand here at my front door, key in hand, I think it is just possible that happiness, at least for now, today, this hour, may be in pursuit of me."
Author: Anne Giardini
7. "Pure happiness and peace are at their peak when your body is in harmony with itself."
Author: Asa Don Brown
8. "You can't be happy all the time, It's the happiness which makes you behave like a kid, but sadness which makes you morale."
Author: Ashutosh Naliapara
9. "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
10. "Man needs, for his happiness, not merely the enjoyment of this or that, but hope, and enterprise and change."
Author: Bertrand Russell
11. "... a man who denies what is essential to his being is a man who drills holes in the cup of his own happiness."
Author: Brent Weeks
12. "Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. "
Author: Brian Tracy
13. "I think that fame removes true happiness. Because when you are famous, people know you for who they think you are and when you are happy, it's because people have met you and see you for who you really are. Of course, if you are not a great person, it's better to be famous. But if you have greatness, it's better to not be famous."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
14. "If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy."
Author: Criss Jami
15. "You can run, run, run away from a lot of things in life, but you can't run away from yourself. And the key to happiness is to understand and accept who you are."
Author: Dale Archer
16. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
Author: Denis Waitley
17. "?"We shouldn't wait to be happy until we reach some future point, only to discover that happiness was already available--all the time!"
Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf
18. "You have only to lift your hand,' Thorkel Fostri said. And after a moment, 'What else were you born for?''Why not happiness, like other men?" Thorfinn said.'You have that,' said his foster-father. 'But if you try to trap it, it will change. Why do you resist? It is your right.''I resist because it is no use resisting,' Thorfinn said. 'Do you not think that is unfair? I shall be King because I was King; and I shall die because I did die; and did I remember them, I could even tell what are the three ways it might befall me."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
19. "Happiness is a bull's-eye, awaiting arrows of pain."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
20. "Do I then strive after happiness? I strive after my work!"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
21. "Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got."
Author: Garth Brooks
22. "Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness is a story."
Author: Haruki Murakami
23. "Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort."
Author: Helen Gurley Brown
24. "There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness."
Author: John Buchan
25. "God has created all things for good; all things for their greatest good; everything for its own good. What is the good of one is not the good of another; what makes one man happy would make another unhappy. God has determined, unless I interfere with His plan, that I should reach that which will be my greatest happiness. He looks on me individually, He calls me by my name, He knows what I can do, what I can best be, what is my greatest happiness, and He means to give it me."
Author: John Henry Newman
26. "America's political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now More and more of us want to stop chasing it and have it delivered."
Author: Jonah Goldberg
27. "God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers."
Author: Josephine Baker
28. "I was here for Meghan. Because I loved my princess and I wanted her to be happy. Even if her happiness meant she was with someone else. Even if that someone else was my arch rival. I wanted her to be happy."
Author: Julie Kagawa
29. "The key to ultimate happiness and fulfillment lies within our own transformation. The more we learn and grow and evolve as individuals, the more we will find happiness and satisfaction in relationships, work and life."
Author: Kristi Bowman
30. "Happiness abides in a receptive heart"
Author: Kudakwashe Mazendame
31. "A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
32. "The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did; but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud."
Author: Lucy Larcom
33. "Love knew no bounds, knew no limitations. It looked beyond the unseen realm and reached in for a taste, for a moment of regenerated happiness, and in that moment fate was altered and the destinies of many were changed. Their land, their Northbrook, they discovered, was a very magical place."
Author: Madison Thorne Grey
34. "Gansey leaned back, head thrown to the side, drunken and silly with happiness. "I love this car," he said, loud enough to be heard over the engine. "I should buy four more of them. I'll just open the door of one to fall in to the other. One can be a living room, one can be my kitchen, I'll sleep in one...""And the fourth? Butler's pantry?" Blue shouted."Don't be so selfish. Guest room."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
35. "The days have taught you not to trust happiness because it hurts when it deceives."
Author: Mahmoud Darwish
36. "That can be the cruelest part of happiness--its tendency to disguise itself in boredom."- Marie-Helene Bertino, Safe as Houses, title story"
Author: Marie Helene Bertino
37. "My heart, which was before sorrowful, now swelled with something like joy; I exclaimed, "Wandering spirits, if indeed ye wander, and do not rest in your narrow beds, allow me this faint happiness, or take me, as your companion, away from the joys of life."
Author: Mary Shelley
38. "Even then I knew that happiness was something in which to plunge headlong, and damn the torpedoes"
Author: Meg Rosoff
39. "Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money."
Author: Neil Simon
40. "If one's life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. (28)"
Author: Prem Prakash
41. "If you could have one wish, what would it be? We all have hopes and dreams that we do almost anything to make real. And if we get lucky, and our wish is granted, maybe that's what we call happiness."
Author: Sakura
42. "Let's assume there really is no such thing as happiness, no such thing as peace, and no freedom either. But there are kind of attacks of senseless ecstasy. Can this be me?"
Author: Sergei Dovlatov
43. "Happiness was my choice, and though it is hard-won, I am the only person who can stand in the way of it."
Author: Stephanie Nielson
44. "Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice."
Author: Stephen R. Covey
45. "Happiness is not limited. There's enough for everyone."
Author: Susane Colasanti
46. "No one wanted to look at the common evils of society. Very few were willing to put aside their own pursuit of happiness long enough to consider the effects of greed and jealousy around them. From what she'd seen, humans were essentially troubled. For every one behind bars, another ten deserved to be behind bars, but that would put one in ten Americans behind bars."
Author: Ted Dekker
47. "Happiness envelopes the heart."
Author: Truth Devour
48. "There's one other thing I'd like to remind you of, my dear. There've been many times when you've sworn to me that after all that life has dealt you, it was no longer possible for you to believe in anything. I replied that both life and my studies had led me to the same conclusion. I asked you, 'What is a person permitted, once he's realized that truth is unattainable and consequently doesn't exist for him?' Do you remember your answer?""I do, ibn Sabbah. I said something like this: 'If a person realized that everything people call happiness, love and joy was just a miscalculation based on a false premise, he'd feel a horrible emptiness inside. The only thing that could rouse him from his paralysis would be to gamble with his own face and the face of others. The person capable of that would be permitted anything."
Author: Vladimir Bartol
49. "What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim."
Author: William Shenstone
50. "My love will comewill fling open her arms and fold me in them,will understand my fears, observe my changes.In from the pouring dark, from the pitch nightwithout stopping to bang the taxi doorshe'll run upstairs through the decaying porchburning with love and love's happiness,she'll run dripping upstairs, she won't knock,will take my head in her hands,and when she drops her overcoat on a chair,it will slide to the floor in a blue heap."
Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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How dare I presume to say: He is my friend, or even, more cautiously, I think I know him? At the very most we are like two strangers meeting in the white wintry veld and sitting down together for a while to smoke a pipe before proceeding on their separate ways. No more.Alone. Alone to the very end. I… every one of us. But to have been granted the grace of meeting and touching so fleetingly: is that not the most awesome and wonderful thing one can hope for in this world?"
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