Happy Quotes and Sayings - Page 13



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.
Robert Bulwer Lytton

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job.
Bible

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Walt Whitman

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this – when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?
Tony Campolo

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell (The Conquest of Happiness)

Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.
Clarence Darrow

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal – that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
Henry David Thoreau

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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.
Frederich Nietzsche (Thus Spake Zarathustra)

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.
Mignon McLaughlin (The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960)

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
Gloria Steinem

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
H. Jackson Browne

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.
James Hillman

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

This is my “depressed stance.” When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.
Charlie Brown

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Alexander Pope

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Francis Bacon

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pleasure is spread through the earth. In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
William Wordsworth

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Salvador Dali

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Albert Camus

Jumping for joy is good exercise.
Anonymous

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson

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

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Tacitus

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
Buddha

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
Thornton Wilder

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