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When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.

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

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

We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realise - sometimes with astonishment - how happy we had been.

I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness - what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy - go be a cobbler or go live with goats.'

In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.

In every human society, there is an effort continually tending to confer on one part the height of power and happiness, and to reduce the other to the extreme of weakness and misery. The intent of good laws is to oppose this effort and to diffuse their influence universally and equally.

My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I'm an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai.

If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success.

Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us... While what we call 'our own life' remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make 'our own life' less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness?

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.

Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.

I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

I am not happy, and the quest for happiness as a principal objective is not part of my world. Of course, ever since I can remember, I have done what I felt like doing.

Happiness is the cessation of suffering.

The universe is conspiring in every moment to bring me happiness and peace.

Religion will prove to the believer a comforter and a sure guide to the fountain of true happiness.

It is the chief joy of all holy beings to witness the joy and happiness of those around them.

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.

My University of Management will create managers who will float in happiness, success and fulfillment.

Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness.

When you look at the books about well-being, you see one word - it's happiness. People do not distinguish.

Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.

People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.

It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.

We fear that this moment will end, that we won't get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete.

You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people.

We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.

We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.

The concept of happiness has to be reorganised.

It's nonsense to say money doesn't buy happiness, but people exaggerate the extent to which more money can buy more happiness.

I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.

There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.

A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend's griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother's happiness.

Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.

To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy.' But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.'

I know nothing worth the living for but usefulness and the service of my fellow-creatures. The only object I pursue is to increase, as far as lies in my power, the quantity of their knowledge and goodness and happiness.

The true object of moral and political disquisition is pleasure or happiness.

How are the faculties of man to be best developed and his happiness secured? The state of a king is not favorable to this, nor the state of the noble and rich men of the earth. All this is artificial life, the inventions of vanity and grasping ambition, by which we have spoiled the man of nature and of pure, simple, and undistorted impulses.

How nations and races of men are to be so governed as may be most conducive to the improvement and happiness of all is one of the most interesting questions that can be offered to our consideration.

In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.

I used to let other people's struggles affect my happiness. If they weren't happy, there was no way I was going to be happy. The opposite was also true: If I wasn't happy, I didn't want anyone around me to be happy.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

Love is trembling happiness.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.

Never mind your happiness do your duty.

You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.

Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.

Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

Happiness seems made to be shared.

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

Happiness does not consist in self-love.

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

The right to happiness is fundamental.

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.

There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.

Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

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.

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

Independence is happiness.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

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 than hostile.

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.

A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.

Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness.

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.

Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.

No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.

My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

When you're happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness - and that's a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

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.

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.

Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

Happiness is inward, and not outward and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

The secret of happiness is something to do.

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.

Little islands of human happiness, peace, and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I'm not even sure we can draw lessons from them.

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.

There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.

Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.

Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.

I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.

Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.

One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.

Happiness is secured through virtue it is a good attained by man's own will.

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.

What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.

There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.

I don't know the true meaning of happiness.

Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.

Although the skills aren't hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant.

Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.

My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn't want to ruin their happiness - even if that happiness is ignorance.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.

You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me.

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness and he will never come to utter ruin.

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us and surely it is a good haven to sail for.

I think happiness is a goal all of us can agree on. Let's face it - we all would like to be happy.

It's in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It's not in happiness. It's not in impulsive pleasure.

An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke - although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness.

Sometimes I feel like crying, tears of happiness, tears of joy, to see the distance we've come and the progress we've made.

All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness.

For many, many people, getting married is one of the most important things they will ever do in the pursuit of happiness.

Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.

In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you've become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that's the height of intelligence.

Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort.

I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.

I've learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.

I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it's great. It's really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.

In the end, you're trying to find God. That's the result of not being satisfied. And it doesn't matter how much money, or property, or whatever you've got, unless you're happy in your heart, then that's it. And unfortunately, you can never gain perfect happiness unless you've got that state of consciousness that enables that.

Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.

Americans are good at pursuing happiness. And the Americans who pursue happiness most diligently show that we're also good at running it down and killing it.

We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.

We can have a new vision, one even greater than the system they gave us after World War II. Everyone can pursue happiness and freedom and peace.

The gospel is a message of peace. Christianity is a system which, received and obeyed, would spread peace, harmony, and happiness throughout the earth.

The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of my mosque.

I think the most important thing we can teach our kids for their long-term health and happiness is how to cook.

They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it's nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that's happiness.

Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.

Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don't think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others.

My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.

You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right - constitutional right.

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.

You can undo a lot of things. If you're not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That's the thing I really feel.

With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.

It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.

One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one's capacity for happiness, but also one's efficiency.

Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people.

Work faithfully, and you will put yourself in possession of a glorious and enlarging happiness.

It is an amazing feature in the French character that they will let themselves be led away so easily by bad counsels and yet return again so quickly. It is certain that as these people have, out of their misery, treated us so well, we are the more bound to work for their happiness.

I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment - something you don't create, you encounter.

God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.

I love acting. It's my playground; it lets me explore. But my happiness in this world, my level of peace, is never going to be dictated by acting. My goal in life is to detach from the egoic mind.

If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.

I think happiness is love.

Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.

I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work.

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.

People are pursuing happiness, but they're pursuing things that will never, ever make them happy, and they don't know that. They've got a distorted view of what will make them happy, what happiness is, and it's based on what they see on television.

Surely no child should fear his own father - especially a priesthood father. A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.

One of Satan's most frequently used deceptions is the notion that the commandments of God are meant to restrict freedom and limit happiness.

Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God's laws to know why Satan is called the Father of Lies.

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.

Happiness is such a good state, it doesn't need to be creative. You're not creative from happiness, you're just happy. You're creative when you're miserable and depressed. You find the key to transform things. Happiness does not need to transform.

I don't think anyone does anything from happiness. Happiness is such a good state, it doesn't need to be creative. You're not creative from happiness, you're just happy. You're creative when you're miserable and depressed. You find the key to transform things. Happiness does not need to transform.

Playing is just about feeling. Playing isn't necessarily about misery. Playing isn't necessarily about happiness. But it's just about letting yourself feel all those things that you have already on the inside of you, but you're all the time trying to push them aside because they don't make for polite conversation or something.

Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.

Happiness is the legal-tender of the soul. Joy is wealth.

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.

Happiness is not a luxury. It is a necessity. When we are happy, we are in the best possible place to be good to ourselves and those we love.

Happiness is nothing but good health and freedom, and money is the single best way you can buy your freedom.

This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness... than the desires of the moment.

A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then, it's too late.

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

If we are all endowed by our creator with the right to pursue happiness, that has to apply to the poorest neighborhoods in the poorest counties, and I am prepared to find something that works, that breaks us out of the cycles we have now to find a way for poor children to work and earn honest money.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it helps you look for it in a lot more places.

I don't have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.

We've all met those who seem to radiate happiness. They seem to smile more than others; they laugh more than others - just being around them makes us happier as well.

Bookstore operators tell us that the books which head the bestseller list are books on peace and happiness.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is more enduring than fame, more precious than riches, more to be desired than happiness.

Those who make happiness the chief objective of life are bound to fail, for happiness is a by-product rather than an end in itself.

If you don't wake up and have your own thing, whether it's writing or reading or traveling or acting or dancing or singing or being a mother or a father, something that drives you, then it's all worth nothing. One of the key elements in happiness is purpose.

Money will not give you happiness; it's part of the key.

To apply Kim Jong Il's patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the General's intentions and desires for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of all generations to come and to carry on all work for achieving the prosperity of the country in the way he did.

Science and technology are a propellant for building a thriving country, and the happiness of the people and the future of the country hinge on their development.

In the gigantic and worthwhile struggle for achieving the country's prosperity and people's happiness, our young people have been educated in a revolutionary way and trained spiritually and physically, and have developed into a large, matchless contingent forming a thousand-fold, tens-of-thousand-fold fortress around the Party.

Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.

Good clothing is a passport to happiness.

Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.

Keep da money, cars, fame, and jewelry, and jus give me all the happiness - I'll be good forever.

You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel.

Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are.

Working hard is a great way to impact the world, to learn, to grow, to feel accomplished, and sometimes even to find happiness, but it becomes a problem when you do so at the expense of the people closest to you.

When I was growing up, I don't remember being told that America was created so that everyone could get rich. I remember being told it was about opportunity and the pursuit of happiness. Not happiness itself, but the pursuit.

I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind.

You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.

The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.

Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.

I used to hold a unitary view, in which I proposed that only experienced happiness matters, and that life satisfaction is a fallible estimate of true happiness.

There is a huge wave of interest in happiness among researchers. There is a lot of happiness coaching. Everybody would like to make people happier.

Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.

I'm no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don't possess any secret wisdom. I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable.

Everyone's goals are the same with very small differences. I mean, the goal of a socialist and the goal of a libertarian are exactly the same. The goals are happiness and security and freedom, and you balance those.

I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not really what happiness is.

I'm trying to find a little joy and happiness, a lot of giggles - and maybe some pretty shoes.

I want happiness for the players.

I believe in the ideals of America, in liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.

I'm a suck-it-up-and-move-on kind of person. Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.

The positive and negative states of being bring about action. They cause the loss of balance and of happiness. They cause the eternal revolutions - the changes that follow one upon the other. They explain why happiness cannot be achieved in time.

When 'happiness' eludes us - as, eventually, it always will - we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again.

I've been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day - and I truly believe this - it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don't bring happiness, ultimately.

Defender of the liberty that I idolize, myself more free than anyone, in coming as a friend to offer my services to this intriguing republic, I bring to it only my frankness and my good will; no ambition, no self-interest; in working for my glory, I work for their happiness.

From an early period, I had the happiness to rank among the foremost in the American Revolution. In the affection and confidence of the people, I am proud to say, I have a great share.

May the States be so bound to each other as forever to defy European politics. Upon that union, their consequence, their happiness, will depend. This is the first wish of a heart more truly American than words can express.

Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.

During my last voyage to America, I enjoyed the happiness of seeing that revolution completed, and, thinking of the one that would probably occur in France, I said in a speech to Congress, published everywhere except in the 'French Gazette,' 'May this revolution serve as a lesson to oppressors and as an example to the oppressed!'

The culture of a workplace - an organization's values, norms and practices - has a huge impact on our happiness and success.

Start your diet during a period of optimism and happiness.

The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.

The days of the revolution now give place to the period of regular organization, liberty, and prosperity, which that revolution guarantees. Thus, when everything concurs for the pacification of internal troubles, the threats of the enemies of France must, in the face of the public happiness, appear even to themselves insensate.

Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world - and there clearly are - then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality.

When you care about people's happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity. And if you give them a choice, they'll say, 'I want an iPhone,' or 'I want a Mac.' We think we can win a lot of corporate decisions at that level.

We really shouldn't be putting a label on size. Fashion is for all, and I think confidence and happiness is more important than dress labels.

The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.

Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me.

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a little bit of everything. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.

People don't understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does.

Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization.

Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value and behaving in a way that's consistent with those beliefs.

Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It's such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace.

Life should be blissful, and blissful doesn't mean just a small happiness. It's huge. It is profound.

Everything in large doses is gonna kill you. Even happiness.

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.

I don't like rules of any kind. And I seek people who break rules with happiness - and not bringing pain to themselves.

To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures - if not happiness - its hopeful pursuit.

The mantra that you're given in Transcendental Meditation you keep to yourself. The reason being, true happiness is not out there, true happiness lies within.

Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'

Childhood is Last Chance Gulch for happiness. After that, you know too much.

It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator.

The revolutionary sees his task as liberation not only of the oppressed but also of the oppressor. Happiness can never truly exist in a state of tension.

Corporations take the humanity out of trade - they take the happiness out and replace it with something that is ugly.

Happiness, for me, is a function of the number of people I love, and I think joy and happiness is directly related to how many people are in our lives and how deeply we are bonded with those people.

When you know what pain is, and when you have to make a choice, you learn that it is a decision. People think it's a fairytale thing, love and happiness, but you have to work hard. And then - you feel it deeply.

Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability.

You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can't expect years and years of it.

The necessary thing for anyone to be happy and contented as long as he lives is working for the ones who will come after him rather than working for himself... One can reach the true delight and happiness in the life only by working for the existence, honor, and happiness of the future generations.

God is my witness that up to now, my only aspiration in life is to be a useful element within the army! I have for long been convinced that, to safeguard the country and give happiness to the people, it is necessary first of all to prove once more to the world that our army is still the old Turkish army.

Having a loving relationship with our spouse or with our children is what leads to the long-term happiness we all seek.

In the scriptures, we are told you can't really understand happiness unless you understand sadness. You don't know pleasure if you don't know pain. It's part of life. So can you learn something from somebody who has gone from success to success to success? I don't think so.

There is absolutely nothing in this world that will provide more comfort and happiness than a testimony of the truth.

Believe me, happiness is not ticking off Walter Cronkite.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.

Happiness is mental harmony unhappiness is mental inharmony.

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

Unhappiness is something we are never taught about we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive.

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.

When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself.

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.

I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that thats not really what happiness is.

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.

Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.

One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.

God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being.

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.

Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.

Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

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.

The will of man is his happiness.

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.

Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.

Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.

This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.

Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.

Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.

Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.

The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy they want to be right.

From their teenage years on, children are considerably more capable of causing parents unhappiness than bringing them happiness. That is one reason parents who rely on their children for happiness make both their children and themselves miserable.

But happiness is no respecter of persons.

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.

Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.

I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.

Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.

Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.

No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it.

Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.

Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.

I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time I mean joy.

Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

We've got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that's easier. It's much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it.

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.

Happiness is the longing for repetition.

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.

No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.

There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money.

If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.

Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.

I've run into certain geniuses of individualism - they are very few and far between - who live their lives completely on their own terms they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that.

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.

And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.

Well, there are two kinds of happiness, grounded and ungrounded. Ungrounded happiness is cheesy and not based on reality. Grounded happiness is informed happiness based on the knowledge that the world sometimes sucks, but even then you have to believe in yourself.

To play someone who is who they are because of the happiness and contentedness that they've known in their life is interesting because of sort of how banal it is.

It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.

Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.

I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will.

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.

Happiness is always a coincidence.

I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering.

The gratification of desire is not happiness.

All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.

Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.

True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.

People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you're not looking for it.

Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be.

Happiness held is the seed Happiness shared is the flower.

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.

There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.

I try to stress to my children that buying something never leads to true happiness.

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?

It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.

That is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great.

You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.

I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.

It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.

You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.

We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up.

My life has run from misery to happiness.

Happiness? No, it's not there for me.

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.

Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.

Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

I think people really marry far too much it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.

Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.

You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it's okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy.

I've gotten to a point, where I realize that happiness doesn't come from the outside.

It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.

So, my happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.

I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

I don't think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing.

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.

How can you tell somebody whose is pursuing happiness that they're somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made?

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart.

I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.

For me, love is happiness and inspiration.

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.

People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you're going to lose. You're just going to. Even if you get the money, you're not going to be happy.

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

And perfect happiness? Man, that's a... the pool is about 92 degrees, the Jacuzzi is about 102 and an avocado farm.

I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time.

When you're in love, you're so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have.

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.

One thing I've been happy as peach pie about - because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home - is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home.

I can't believe it's been four years now, and from watching that pilot, we really all looked like babies. It's unbelievable just how far everything has come. I'm happier now than I've ever been on the show and in my life. I really owe so much of my happiness to 'Glee.'

Each person is living for himself his own happiness is all he can ever personally feel.

Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.

Joe E. Lewis said, 'Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves.' And that is how I feel about a film being well-received.

The mindset of chasing that next #1 record doesn't exist for me anymore. It's more about being a well-rounded entertainer than being a pop artist. Obviously, it would be wonderful to have a hit record but I don't base my happiness on that anymore. It's about the accomplishment of a project that satisfies me. I just want to enjoy the ride.

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.

I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.

My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family.

I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.

My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.

I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.

Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.

So even though I consider myself a fairly upbeat person, energetic and things like that, I never do very well on happiness tests.

I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.

Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west.

When I was a little kid, all I wanted to do was to escape what I thought was the country and get to a city. Probably film and television had influenced me so much, I really thought the key to happiness was living a very artificial life in a penthouse in New York with martini glasses.

Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP.

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.

People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.

Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.

As long as I am given the opportunity to keep performing and keep exploring in whatever medium, I'll be happy. As long as I get to spend time with my family, I'll be happy. As long as I can write in some form, I'll be happy. It is the essential things like that I equate with happiness.

What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.

There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.

I think money is essential to happiness and right now I wouldn't want to be anyone other than Wilbur Smith - I've had a fantastic life, rewarded far more heavily than I deserve. Maybe I'd like to be J. K. Rowling, but I'll settle for second best.

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.

When you analyze happiness, it turns out that the way you spend your time is extremely important.

Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves they fill those they meet with a free mind.

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. 'Made-in-China' goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can't manufacture the happiness of our people.

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.

Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

I've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness.

If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.

The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.

Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.

The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.

I love acting. It's my playground, it let's me explore. But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.

But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.

I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.

Happiness doesn't depend on how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have.

There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid.

You find happiness where you find it.

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.

History shows that our way of life is the stronger way. From it has come more wealth, more industry, more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.

The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists - the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people - tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn't exist.

I don't like Paris so much, and it's only eight shows. I mean, don't tell them that, of course. But everyone always thinks they're so important. And I'm sure they are. But to me, my happiness is more important.

When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school.

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.

I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.

Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge.

Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.

Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.

Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children.

I love my family and I had a very wonderful, magical childhood. But New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness.

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it's not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know.

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you.

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.

Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks and so may no one touch you who loves you.

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.

I'm actually tougher on myself as I get older. It's a vicious cycle. The things that are important in life are the things that you can't buy in life: love, health and happiness. I say that, and I believe that, and I try to live that.

I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.

You need characters who want things. They want love, they want recognition, they want happiness.

The women I know who have children and have careers, they seem to be very happy. They love their children and they love their jobs. But happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love.

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life.

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.

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

You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.

My mum brought me up to think that personal happiness is more important than your family.

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.

It's not attractive when girls get superskinny. Guys don't like it. Girls don't like you as much. You lose some happiness when that's all you think about.

I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.

I find that the older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be.

Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is!

For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.

I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness.

America offers the most amount of people the best opportunity to pursue happiness on the planet. That's why millions of illegal immigrants have poured into the country - most of them poor. They believe they have a shot to improve themselves economically.

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.

No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.

It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.

People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church - even if they don't share your beliefs - as long as they find the content engaging and helpful.

I have sacrificed not only my favorite scheme of life, but the softer affections of the heart, and my prospects of domestic happiness, and I am ready to sacrifice my life also, with cheerfulness, if that forfeiture could restore peace and good will among mankind.

I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you're not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.

If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don't love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can't give anything else but that.

If there's one thing I've learned from traveling, it's that it is definitely more important how you are than where you are. You can say, 'Oh, I hate X city, I hate that country, or I prefer this city,' but it's a little bit up to you to find some kind of happiness.

Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?

The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift.

I'm promoting positivity. I'm promoting happiness and loving yourself and having fun. But it's not a joke.

The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.

What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don't really find happiness within materialistic things. Like, it's cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it's amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I'm like, 'Oh, so I guess that wasn't really happiness.'

I've realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it's my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always.

To enter upon the marriage union is one of the most deeply important events of life. It cannot be too prayerfully treated. Our happiness, our usefulness, our living for God or for ourselves afterwards, are often most intimately connected with our choice. Therefore, in the most prayerful manner, this choice should be made.

I believe that all is illusion and vanity outside the treasure of truths slowly accumulated, and which will never again be lost. I believe that the sum of these truths, always increasing, will at last confer on man incalculable power and peace, if not happiness. Yes, I believe in the final triumph of life.

Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.

To increase the power, develop the resources and promote the happiness of a Confederacy, it is requisite there should be so much of homogeneity that the welfare of every portion would be the aim of the whole.

It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.

We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That's a wealth that's priceless. You can't buy compassion.

I invite you to get out of the box, be yourself. If you have blue hair, pink, yellow; if you have a broken tooth; if you have other sexual preferences... be yourself. Fight for your happiness always.

Real happiness comes from discovering a sense of importance in one's actions and in one's life.

Everything has an opportunity cost, and the big things we want in life - like happiness and healthy relationships and wealth - they all have big opportunity costs.

Happiness is not something you achieve. It's not something you do or someplace you get to. Happiness is something you inhabit.

Like anything worth doing in life, happiness takes time and patience and consistency.

Happiness is fleeting - I think that's the main lesson I have learned.

I always wanted to understand the causes of happiness. I'm a bit of a scientist, I guess you could say.

What is happiness? Happiness, I think, has to come in the beginning, truly, from feeling a sense of well-being within yourself.

In a global economy, the Bush doctrine of unilateralism - going it alone - has been disastrous. It's becoming increasingly clear that we're all in this together. Your happiness is my happiness, your suffering is my suffering, your recession is my recession.

I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.

I'm living the exact life I planned on living when I was five. My life has taken some turns and changes that I didn't anticipate, and it has brought me different things. I thought material things would bring me happiness, which they didn't. But through this, I have learned what things are important and what aren't.

I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today.

Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

Humans are extremely good in acquiring new power, but they are not very good in translating this power into greater happiness, which is why we are far more powerful than ever before but we don't seem to be much happier.

I am certainly not a good Muslim. But I am able now to say that I am Muslim; in fact it is a source of happiness to say that I am now inside, and a part of the community whose values have always been closest to my heart.

People who look at my painting say that it makes them happy, like the feeling when you wake up in the morning. And happiness is the goal, isn't it?

We must forget the prewar time, which was totally different. The sooner we adjust ourselves to the new, changed world, to its new, albeit harsh, beauties, the sooner will each individual be able to find his own personal happiness. The distress of Germany will spiritualize and deepen us.

The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing - to be happy. We wouldn't be in a monetary system if we didn't have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that's my main responsibility.

One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.

Another car is not going to help me out, a nicer car, I've already got it. A bigger house ain't gonna do anything for me, and you know, a yacht, it's not going to do anything for me anymore. So how can I find happiness?

On the professional side, I derive great happiness and energy by solving tough business and organisational problems - even taking on tough meetings with customers.

I'm trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.

I think we pursue positive relationships whether or not they bring us engagement or happiness.

The word 'happiness' always bothered me, partly because it was scientifically unwieldy and meant a lot of different things to different people, and also because it's subjective.

What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning.

I think you can be depressed and flourish, I think you can have cancer and flourish, I think you can be divorced and flourish. When we believed that happiness was only smiling and good mood, that wasn't very good for people like me, people in the lower half of positive affectivity.

The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually.

The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness.

The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness.

I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.

Salvation is the state of emancipation from the endurance of pain and subjection to birth and death, and of the life of liberty and happiness in the immensity of God.

I learned to accept the audience's happiness for me, which is one of the hardest things for me to learn.

Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it's a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.

It must be something extraordinary to be able to say to yourself that the happiness of every French person is in your hands.

Our vision and commitment is towards the country's progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people.

As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.

I think money helps us. It helps us. It's our - it's our exchange system. But it does not buy you happiness. It doesn't buy you health.

Most of us need time to work through pain and loss. We can find all manner of reasons for postponing forgiveness. One of these reasons is waiting for the wrongdoers to repent before we forgive them. Yet such a delay causes us to forfeit the peace and happiness that could be ours.

In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.

We make no greater voluntary choice in this life than the selection of a marriage partner. This decision can bring eternal happiness and joy. To find sublime fulfillment in marriage, both partners need to be fully committed to the marriage.

In my long life I have found peace, joy, and happiness beyond my fondest hopes and dreams. One of the supreme benedictions of my life has been my marriage to an elect daughter of God. I love her with all my heart and soul.

I really believe that being flexible and grateful contributes a lot to your happiness, which contributes to your health and contributes to your look.

It is doubtless true that men are bad because they are unhappy. If anyone could give them real happiness, the happiness of brotherhood, they would all want to live the true and brotherly life.

Like most people, I have several pet subjects - that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don't get me started on happiness, or habits, or children's literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to talk about it.

For quotes, I have one document for general quotes; the other for happiness-related quotes, which I use for the 'Moment of Happiness,' my daily emails of happiness quotes.

Each week, I post a video about some 'Pigeon of Discontent' raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the 'Bluebird of Happiness,' we're also plagued by those small but pesky 'Pigeons of Discontent.'

In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find - and I hear from other people that they agree - that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.

It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything.

Happiness means nothing to me. I just want to have meaning and purpose.

Happiness, it's a small thing - just a very little thing.

Anyone who starts piercing the bubble of happiness, get 'em out of your life.

While television is a good servant, it's a bad master. It can swallow up huge quantities of our lives without much happiness bang for the buck.

One of my key realizations about happiness, and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists, given its emphasis in popular culture, is that outer order contributes to inner calm. More than it should.

During my study of happiness, I noticed something that surprised me: I often learn more from one person's highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.

They say that people teach what they need to learn. By adopting the role of happiness teacher, if only for myself, I was trying to find the method to conquer my particular faults and limitations.

Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn't-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week - and they work more in their free time, too.

If I can do something in less than one minute, I don't let myself procrastinate. I hang up my coat, put newspapers in the recycling, scan and toss a letter. Ever since I wrote about this rule in 'The Happiness Project,' I've been amazed by how many people have told me that it has made a huge difference in their lives.

It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

We need to have intimate, enduring bonds; we need to be able to confide; we need to feel that we belong; we need to be able to get support, and just as important for happiness, to give support. We need many kinds of relationships; for one thing, we need friends.

One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.

I'm constantly on the hunt for insights about happiness or ideas about how to be happier - which probably makes me a somewhat tiresome companion at times.

Everyone can relate to the story of fighting for happiness.

'Unicorn Island' is the synonym for my happy place. It's a really beautiful message: that happiness is one of the hardest things you'll ever fight for, but it's the only thing worth fighting for.

Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life.

Football is my happiness.

I want happiness for my daughter - I want Carrie to be happy.

Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.

I firmly believe caretaking the soul is incredibly important for happiness.

I'm by no means an expert at giving advice on depression, but I would say that a lot of my show is about making the decision to be happy. We all think that happiness is something that just falls into our lap. But it's something you have to really work on.

I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.

It's so essential to happiness to speak your truth out loud - because this sharing of your core pain is what creates a necessary healing shift - from negative beliefs about the world - to positive beliefs - and frees you up to be able to fully view life with meaning, purpose and connection with others.

Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.

When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life.

The Creator of the seas, sands, and endless stars is reaching out to you this very day! He is offering the grand recipe for happiness, peace, and eternal life!

I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.

Some women succeed at being strong and also tender, but most of those who have intended to walk alone, making their own way, have lost their happiness.

I have known a few good marriages, but very few. And others look to me like they're pretty miserable. I don't really think that's a recipe for happiness.

The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream.

Moms that get evicted are depressed and have higher rates of depressive symptoms two years later. That has to affect their interactions with their kids and their sense of happiness. You add all that together, and it's just really obvious to me that eviction is a cause, not just a condition, of poverty.

When I was a kid, my parents were always like, 'Money doesn't buy happiness.' I thought, 'You just didn't make enough money.' I had to go find it out for myself.

It is a lie that our anger justifies our impulse to hurt or ignore our antagonists. We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for them to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter.

The ideal God holds for us is to form families in the way most likely to lead to happiness and away from sorrow.

We are spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father who placed us in mortality to see if we would choose - freely choose - to keep His commandments and come unto His Beloved Son. They do not compel us. They cannot, for that would interfere with the plan of happiness. And so there is in us a God-given desire to be responsible for our own choices.

Those who submit like a child do it because they know that the Father wants only the happiness of His children and that only He knows the way. That is the testimony we must have to keep praying like a submissive child, in the good times as well as the times of trouble.

The Lord protects, guides, and watches over those who are His trusted friends in His work. His work and that of His Father and our Father is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of the children of God. And Satan, the enemy of our happiness, opposes those who serve the Lord.

I could more label myself as even a spokeswoman for happiness!

Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process.

Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.

In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity.

Within the walls of our own homes, we can and should bear pure testimony of the divinity and reality of the Father and the Son, of the great plan of happiness, and of the Restoration.

Learning by faith and from experience are two of the central features of the Father's plan of happiness. The Savior preserved moral agency through the Atonement and made it possible for us to act and to learn by faith.

Let a durable and firm peace be established and this government be confined rigidly to the few great objects for which it was instituted, leaving the States to contend in generous rivalry to develop, by the arts of peace, their respective resources, and a scene of prosperity and happiness would follow, heretofore unequaled on the globe.

When you're happy with yourself, you have to find another person who is happy with herself so you can share your happiness.

Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness.

My mom is the most positive person. She has always had a smile on her face no matter what came her way. After seeing that, I'm not going to let a little cellulite get in the way of my happiness!

The eternal God - the infinite Jehovah - has done all he could do - even to the sacrificing his own Son - to provide a way for man's happiness, and yet they reject him, hate him, and laugh him to scorn!

Might we... be doing something with our brains that cannot be described in computational terms at all? How do our feelings of conscious awareness - of happiness, pain, love, aesthetic sensibility, will, understanding, etc. - fit into such a computational picture?

I always say: 'Share your happiness with the world, give other people that happiness and let it come back,' but some things make me question it. I don't know if I want some people to know that I am happy. I think a lot of people want to take it away from you, and that's really scary.

To live in the midst of suffering, which we do, we do, amid distress, and to keep some equilibrium in the midst of that - that would be happiness enough.

While the world may feel entitled and have the power to pronounce an individual crazy, are there times when the innocent genius, the insightful individual or just the old grandmother may reasonably declare the world to be mad? Probably, but what hope or happiness would such an individual have?

I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not, as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.

When I wrote 'We Were The Mulvaneys,' I was just old enough to look back upon my own family life and the lies of certain individuals close to me, with the detachment of time. I wanted to tell the truth about secrets: How much pain they give, yet how much relief, even happiness we may feel when at last the motive for secrecy has passed.

I didn't understand at first why I couldn't meet a guy for so long. But as time goes by, I understood why actresses usually get married late. I think their hearts for work become bigger and happiness from the work takes the most space in their hearts.

Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same.

The thing we're all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we're very lucky.

I think a lot of people think I'm either unintelligent because I'm a very happy person and I have a lot of energy or that it's a fake happiness, like fake energy. I completely understand that because it's a lot to handle, and I am a very emotional human being.

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.

Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.

I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness.

If happiness truly consisted in 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.

Happiness is no laughing matter.

I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.

But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half.

Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.

There is no dramatic difference in happiness on the part of people who are wealthy.

Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect.

The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.

So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who's drunk come up and tell you you're great.

The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.

Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness.

By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'

Yes, women, and men, have to be open to love, because if we're not open then there's no way for us to find happiness. But you can be open to it and still have no control over when it's going to happen.

So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity.

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.

The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves.

The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world.

My parents were not very happy. They were very worried about me pursuing a career that even if I had talent might not give me the happiness and the success that they - any parent hopes for their child.

I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it.

Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father.

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.

I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that's been coming my way.

Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.

I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.

Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet.

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.

To me, the most important thing is happiness.

The music is the message, the message is the music. So that's my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me - a little ministry called love and happiness.

The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.

It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.

There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it.

Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine.

I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness.

Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.

One of my producers said this business is like a hamster on that little wheel thing that goes around and around. You may have a great day and get great ratings, but then you've got another show to do - whatever moment of success or happiness you have you've got to keep grinding it out for the next day.

The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness.

I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself.

I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour.

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.

Happiness is rarely absent it is we that know not of its presence.

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.

The arrival of any child brings you a lot of happiness.

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.

But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star.

I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.

I am deeply grateful for the concern of all those who constantly prayed for my happiness.

Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know.

Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you.

Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness - all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had - outside of us.

My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as 'an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.'

First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes.

You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true.

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people but it is always your own happiness you seek.

For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.

Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy nor fear them.

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

We need fundamental change. In the past, national development led to people's happiness but now the link between national growth and improvement in people's lives has been severed.

The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half.

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.

Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.

An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.

Michael has a connection with children, just like Mickey Mouse does, and he brings happiness to them, and joy.

May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house.

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use.

Every age has its happiness and troubles.

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.

I'm an inherently happy person. It comes from the inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstance.

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue.

Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.

As a bookish child in Calcutta, I used to thrill to the adventures of bad girls whose pursuit of happiness swept them outside the bounds of social decency. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina lived large in my imagination. The naughty girls of Hollywood films flirted and knew how to drive.

Success can create more madness than happiness.

I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.

The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.

Happiness is being on the beam with life - to feel the pull of life.

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.

I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.

Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny.

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.

The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.

There is no happiness outside of ourselves.

So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character.

Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.

I have kids and I want to have a long life and there are certain things that are conducive to that and certain things that aren't. I've opted for the road of happiness and long life.

I keep mementos from everything I've done. I've got my cab driver's license from 'Happiness.' I've got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I've got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol... It's all in a box in the garage.

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.

Character is power it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.

We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does.

The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected.

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.

I've never seen an obese person who has said, 'I am well in my mind.' Happiness stops food being a compensation.

Happiness, to some, elation Is, to others, mere stagnation.

It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.

Happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others.

That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.

I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity, not in their happiness.

I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create to create life in that isolation from life.

It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it.

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can.

See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.

To me, flowers are happiness.

We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make.

Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

Money can't buy happiness.

Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don't for a long time.

If you can measure success in this business based on happiness alone I feel like I've hit the lottery.

Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life.

I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.

So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness.

What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?

As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.

Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in.

If you asked somebody, 'what do you wish for in life?' they wouldn't say 'happiness.' I would have answered 'excitement, knowledge,' God knows - I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not 'happiness'. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

To forget oneself is to be happy.

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.

Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.

Joys divided are increased.

When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.

Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain!

Personal health is related to self-control and to the worship of life in all its natural beauty - self-control bringing with it happiness, renewed youth, and long life.

'Happiness' is a pointless goal.

Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man.

Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor. Yet comparatively few people are happy. I believe the reason for this is that the majority don't recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp.

Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness.

One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity.

I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.

Law is stable the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.

In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we're all searching for. I haven't come across anyone who didn't become a better person through love.

The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.

I don't know why my smile has become a signature pose. I think it's a nice change. I think people want to see happiness, so a smile is what can bring that. I didn't make it my trademark on purpose.

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.

Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market - I have so many vintage pieces from there it's unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules.

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.

The thing is, when I had my first success it did coincide with the end of my first marriage, and because I went on to have a very, very unhappy two years, I don't think I equate career success with personal happiness.

We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men.

With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.

I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness.

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

On a soap, happiness never lasts for very long!

I find happiness comes from numerous sources in my life. Most often, the happy moments I cherish most are quiet moments with my wife and family back home in Nova Scotia.

The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world.

Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.

My grandmother had six kids - one died as an infant - and she was dirt-poor, and all her kids got an education. And my mom grew up poor. And they both worked so hard and cultivated so much of their own happiness. I wanted to have that like an amulet. Not like armor, but like a magic feather. Like Dumbo's magic feather.

The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness.

This is why I belong, and why I believe. I commend to all this same search for happiness and for the truth.

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.

The fabric of North Carolina and what makes our state so special is our families and our common desire for a brighter future for our children. No matter what your family looks like, we all want the same thing for our families - happiness, health, prosperity, a bright future for our children and grandchildren.

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public.

Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness.

Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.

I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things.

When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me.

From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness.

The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness.

I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.

By mere burial man arrives not at bliss and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here - the Infinite.

Sitting behind the bench at games is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through because basketball is really most of my happiness. So when I can't go out there and exert energy and have fun and things like that, it kind of puts everything else into perspective.

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet Happiness, Population: Them.

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.

The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.

Happiness is not a matter of events it depends upon the tides of the mind.

The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do.

We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness - not disaster - to human beings.

And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness.

I love being on stage. I'm completely, totally relaxed. It's the only time in my life when I know where I am and what's coming next. The other Robert Powell is probably fairly melancholic. Let's just say happiness isn't my default position. There are dark parts. I'm very good at it. I frighten people sometimes.

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.

I'd rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don't have it. I make other people's problems my problem because they want me to they ask me to.

So many people equate money and success with happiness, especially in the music industry.

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.

I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland.

Your destiny is my destiny. Your happiness is my happiness.

There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.

There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.

Happiness is realizing that nothing is too important.

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.

Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.

It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family.

When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation it is understanding.

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.

Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.

Money cannot buy happiness.

The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.

Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.

Life is full of happiness and tears be strong and have faith.

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.

A good education is another name for happiness.

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.

Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.

I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers.

It was a joy to be a part of the team that created Round The Horne. I was involved with the show at a time of my life when I was very happy., and that happiness overflowed into the scripts.

It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.

The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that which of right belongs to free labor, and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race.

If you can ensure happiness and public order, the country will go ahead well, just like what all Thais want.

I began to realize that, in spite of great achievements in wealth and military prowess, the great powers of Europe have not yet succeeded in providing the greatest happiness of the vast majority of the people; and that the reformers in these European countries were working hard for a new social revolution.

Acknowledging that there's something you desire, not going after it, and deciding that, 'You know what, it's fine; I'll just focus on what I do have, make myself a ham sandwich, and call it a day,' isn't happiness. It's denial.

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.

Most people think glamor is happiness.

I am quite miserable because I'm never satisfied with what I've got. You're always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness.

My size is a huge part of me. You just have to appreciate those kinds of things. So I wasn't born with long legs - who cares. You just have to embrace it. Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness.

Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness. It's hard to see someone with a 'perfect' body and be like, 'Why can't I be like her?' But that person was born to be who she is, and you're born to be who you are.

I try to find happiness in almost anything... watching videos about new exercises, like ones you can do on a flight when you clench your buttocks.

I always judge my happiness by how much I listen to music.

Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning - these little pieces of innocence - to wake them and find they're so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it.

It's the most beautiful job in the world to give happiness to people.

I'm talking about enjoying and finding pleasure and interest and happiness and curiosity every moment.

For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom.

I can't buy the happiness I see on people's faces when I give them a fifty dollar bill.

The happiness I feel in having a family has brought me a real beauty.

Just staying healthy, that is true wealth and true happiness.

Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.

I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That's when I realized that excitement, if it's happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization.

The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.

'Revolutionary Road' is a fascinating study of the human condition of a fragmenting marriage and the torment that these two people put themselves through in their efforts to try and find happiness and try and stay together, actually.

Empowering women with better education, being sensitive towards their wellbeing, health, happiness, ensuring equal opportunities, and respecting their rights will go a long way in transforming Pakistan.

If there was one key to happiness in love and life and possibly even success, it would be to go into each conversation you have with this commandment to yourself front and foremost in your mind, 'Just Listen' and be more interested than interesting, more fascinated than fascinating, and more adoring than adorable.

Sex is not a subject in my photographs, or would only be if it had to do with romance, sometimes vulnerability. The photographs are quite clearly about happiness, or search for happiness.

My definition of God is the highest supreme feeling of beauty and light and happiness.

The money never mattered. I'm not kidding you. It hasn't really brought me any kind of happiness.

My work on happiness is the only thing I've ever done where I've heard people in the supermarket talking about it, for instance.

I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.

Happiness is a constant work-in-progress, because solving problems is a constant work-in-progress - the solutions to today's problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow's problems, and so on. True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.

Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you'll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.

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

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins.

The most valuable thing you can buy to make yourself happy is time.

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.

Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

Happiness is a direction, not a place.

Happiness is an inside job.

Happiness is a form of courage.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

We can't control the world. We can only control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.

Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

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

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing...just expressed differently.

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Everything is a gift of the universe - even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

It can be scary to love. It can also become your greatest joy.

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.

True happiness comes not from a limited concern for one's own well-being, or that of those one feels close to, but from developing love and compassion for all sentient beings.

I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you're watching something you do make somebody happy - that's when happiness happens.

Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they're moving toward getting it. That's what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.

But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.

Love is a that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones, this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.

People happy in love have an air of intensity.

Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.

Happiness is only real when shared.

Count your age  by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

You'll have a few happy memories of yourself in solitude but the most emotional and meaningful will be the ones with your family and friends.

You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.

I don't plan. I'm not a planner. I prefer to live in the moment and be free and to flow and to be happy.

The more you accumulate stuff, the more complex your life will be, the less freedom you'll have.

A good way to simplify your life is to ask yourself every morning, what's important to me?. Then, spend most of your time on those things.

Having no expectations is a win-win situation. If the outcome is good you are pleasantly surprised. If not then no problem because you were not expecting anything to begin with.

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

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.

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

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

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.

Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.

The notion of happiness doesn't exist in nature, it only exists in your mind.

Your most primal need are to seek comfort and security. Unless you understand how your craving mind works, you'll never rise above it.

To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.

Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Laughter is poison to fear.

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

Laugh, dance, smile, stay a little crazy. Life doesn't always make sense.

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.

Laughing brains are more absorbent.

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

Laughter is eternity if joy is real.

Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, 'I can't tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let's walk faster.' Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.

Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others.

You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.

If you can laugh, you can get through it.

Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.

Laughter is an instant vacation.

You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.

In the end, you should be grateful for your pains. Like trees without wind, humans grow weak without resistance.

Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.

I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got.

You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.

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

Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery.

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.

Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. .

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

We forge the chains we wear in life.

I'm happy. Which often looks like crazy.

Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.

What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.

The deepest satisfaction you'll find will be when you give all you've got on one thing, or when you'll do absolutely nothing and accept life as it is. Think On and Off. Avoid the middle.

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.

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

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

You can't buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that's kind of the same thing.

When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land I nearly fell of my unicorn.

Some days I amaze myself. Other days I put my keys in the fridge.

Happiness does not have a price tag so smile.

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.

Be happy. It really annoys negative people.

One day, or day one, you decide.

Happiness is not out there, it's in you.

Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations.

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

Don't let the silly little things steal your happiness.

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.

Someday you'll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did.

We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

Happy girls are the prettiest.

Be you. Do you. For you.

Happiness is a place between too much and too little.

Seeking happiness is a straight way to misery.

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.

There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.

Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered.

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.

If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

Not wanting something is as good as having it.

With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment.

Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.

School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards - wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity - come from ignoring others and improving ourselves.

One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.

Your mind will seek security and comfort in accumulation . This is a never ending game. Be above that. Play the long game.

Say no more often so you can say yes to what's important.

The more people need to show the're happy, the less they are.

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.

Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Happiness is the default state. It's what's there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.

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

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

Sometimes we don't find the thing that will make us happy because we can't give up the thing that was supposed to.

Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.

Usefulness is happiness, and... all other things are but incidental.

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.

To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That's the hardest but also the most satisfying kind of life.

When was the last time you paused and took a deep breath?

Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy ” to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.

The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.

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.

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Find a place where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.

Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

If you want to be happy, be.

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.

You can only have bliss if you don't chase it.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

It's the little things in life.

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

If you aren't grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh.

That's your unlimited desires that are clouding your peace, your happiness.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Enjoy it. Because it's happening.

Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

Seek it outside and you'll be exhausted. Seek it inside you'll find a path.

It's the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

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

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Happiness is a state where nothing is missing.

The constant happiness is curiosity.

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

Finding happiness is easy: stop being busy.

Being happy is being satisfied. Being satisfied means accepting.

Doing what you were born to do... That's the way to be happy.

Being happy is not the only happiness.

Happiness is inversely correlated with desire.

No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.

The thicker the skin, the happier the man.

Happiness is acceptance.

All happiness depends on courage and work.

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

Whoever is happy will make others happy.

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat - that's the only moral they know.

The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it.

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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

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

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.