Happy Quotes and Sayings - Page 12



The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
Benjamin Disraeli

To the woman who complained that riches hadn’t made her happy, the Master said “You speak as if luxury and comfort were ingredients of happiness; whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear, is something to be enthusiastic about.
Anthony de Mello

What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
Oprah Winfrey

Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
Edwin Percy Whipple

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway.
Rob Thomas

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Jonathan Swift

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
Princess Diana

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Edmund Burke

If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince, 1943)

Usefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental.
Lydia Maria Child

Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
Mignon McLaughlin

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Epicurus

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do.
Anonymous

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Joseph Joubert

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
H. L. Mencken

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

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare

Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
Samuel Johnson

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.
H.W. Byles

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
V.S. Pritchett

Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
Warren Buffett

The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw

I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
Lucille Ball

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