Happy Quotes and Sayings - Page 9
Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity such as I cannot derive from other realms.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
Happy is he that chastens himself.
A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy.
I’m so happy to be rich, I’m willing to take all the consequences.
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
Louisa May Alcott
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.
I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen.
Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.
Mignon McLaughlin (The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960)
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Norman Vincent Peale
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill
Love is – seeking to make another person happy.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely.