Happy Quotes and Sayings - Page 10



Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness ’twill bring?”
Richard Owen Cambridge

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you’ll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
Lavetta Sue Wegman

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

By all means marry: If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
Socrates

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
Ernest Hemingway

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
Thomas Paine

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Plato

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness.. it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
John Kenneth Galbraith

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

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Bob Dylan

We must dare to be happy, and dare to confess it, regarding ourselves always as the depositories, not as the authors of our own job.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society.
Charles Gow

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.
Mother Teresa

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
G. K. Chesterton

I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to be who I am.
Michael Jackson

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

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

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.
Gerald Jampolsky

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln

If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

You can be happy where you are.
Joel Osteen

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
Alexander Pope

Make us happy and you make us good.
Robert Browning

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Sigmund Freud

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