Happiness

Found 33 thoughts of happiness

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

James Oppenheim

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

Soren Kierkegaard

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

Anatole France

I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.

Lawana Blackwell

Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.

Josh Billings

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

Nicole Kidman

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.

Doris Lessing

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

Jean Houston

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Thomas Szasz

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Baruch Spinoza

Very little is needed to make a happy life.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.

Christopher Morley

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.

Al Batt

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

William Cowper

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.

Roy M. Goodman

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.

The laws of Manu

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Robertson Davies

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand

Sometimes it's hard to avoid the happiness of others.

David Assael

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!

Louise Bogan
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