Popular Quotes and Sayings about Happiness

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. ~Benjamin Franklin

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. ~Rita Mae Brown

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. ~Gustave Flaubert

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. ~Helen Keller

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

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion. ~Jean Jacques Rousseau

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~Carl Jung

Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable. ~Georg W. Hegel

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. ~Menander

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph. ~Pierre Corneille

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. ~William Cowper

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. ~Kenneth Hildebrand

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness. ~Lao-tzu

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination. ~Roy M. Goodman

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it. ~Immanuel Hermann Fichte

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance. ~The laws of Manu

What we say is important for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. ~Jim Beggs

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. ~Albert Schweitzer

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. ~Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. ~Walt Whitman

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. ~Evenius

While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. ~Seneca

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. ~Anatole France

One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. ~Blaise Pascal

A man can do all things if he but wills them. ~Leon Battista Alberti

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. ~Emily Dickinson

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. ~Christopher Morley

Man is the artificer of his own happiness. ~Henry David Thoreau

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~J. D. Salinger