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Happiness Quotes

There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved. George Sand
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. George Bernard Shaw, Candida (1898) act 1
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. Aristotle
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. Ayn Rand
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow. Alfred Adler
No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Charlotte Bronte
Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life. Andrew Bonar Law
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. Dale Carnegie
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise. Sophocles
God does not judge us by the multitude of works we perform, but how well we do the work that is ours to do. The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives--DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER. Dr. Dale E. Turner
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. C. C. Colton
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. Sophocles
The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. Johann von Goethe
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. Bertrand Russell
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Herman Cain
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