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Happiness Quotes

Without relationships, no matter how much wealth, fame, power, prestige and seeming success by the standards and opinions of the world one has, happiness will constantly eluded him. Sidney Madwed
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
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. Napoleon Hill
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older. Sydney Harris
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination. Roy M. Goodman
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Joseph Addison
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. William Ellery Channing
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
Where ambition ends happiness begins. Author Unknown
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
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Helen Keller
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. Saint Augustine
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
If happiness truly consisted of physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. William Lyon Phelps
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