Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quotes On Happiness

Here is a bunch of quotes on happiness I picked from different sources. Some of the quotes represent my own vision, other quotes are simply funny, and a few quotes are just underlining the variety of beliefs people have about happiness. If you like any other quotes on happiness that are not here, please leave a comment.

Happiness Quotes

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? (A. Camus)

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. (A. Camus)

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. (B. Disraeli)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. (A. Schweitzer)

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to. (A. Solzhenitsyn)

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. (C. P. Snow)

Happiness is a form of courage. (H. Jackson)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. (D. Waitley)

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. (N. Papernick)

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. (A. Dumas)

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. (F. McKinney "Kin" Hubbard)

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. (G. Sand)

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. (J.D. Salinger)

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. (J. Oppenheim)

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

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. (H. Elliott)

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (N. Hawthorne)

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. (B. Russell)

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. (M. Twain)

Happiness is the feeling you're feeling when you want to keep feeling it. (Author Unknown)

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. (C. L. Morgan)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. (Gandhi)

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great. (W. Cather)


Amrita said...

These quotes on happiness are the best thing I’ve read in a long time. Thank you so much.

Anthony said...

Here's one of my favorite happiness quotes:
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Jenny said...

Great happiness quotes!

Alice said...

Indeed some of these happiness quotes seem to be somehow outdated. We don't think about happiness in these terms anymore. Nevertheless, these quotes list is great for showing us how concepts, human thinking and society change in time.

Damon said...

Great list of famous quotes about happiness. Here's my two cents: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” (Aristotle)

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