Quotations on Happiness

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The happiness of society is the end of government.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Attention, Focus)

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Life, Men)

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
- Ausonius
(Keywords: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
- Anita Baker
(Keywords: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Success, Happiness, Road)

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Art, Happiness, Power, Being, Lies)

The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Idea)

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
- William Beveridge
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Peace, War, Glory, Man)

Beauty is the promise of happiness.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Promise)

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Family, Happiness, Caring)

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Men, Work, Opportunity, Office)

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Friendship, Happiness, Grief, Joy, Misery)

The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.
- Quentin Crisp
(Keywords: Time, Happiness, Impression, Right, Want)

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Parents, Self, Sense)

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Content, Today)

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: Experience, Happiness, Life, Meaning, Participation)

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness.
- Euripedes
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Heart, Unhappiness)

I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
- Debbi Fields
(Keywords: Experience, Business, Happiness, Feeling, Job, Joy)

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Health, Happiness, Stupidity)

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Age, Happiness, Constitution, Ruin, Today)

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Money, Nature, Happiness, Man, Nothing, Will)

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, People, Character, Country)

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.
- Harry Harrison
(Keywords: Business, Happiness, Life, Principles)

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Autumn, Dying, Gain)

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
- Charles Inglis
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Wisdom, Duty)

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, Life, Happiness, Care, Destruction, First)

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, People, Americans, Care, Future)

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Equality, Happiness, Enjoyment, Pleasure)

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Art, Happiness, Man, Misery, Nothing)

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
- Alphonse Karr
(Keywords: Dreams, Happiness, Love)

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.
- Suge Knight
(Keywords: Family, Happiness, Friends)

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public.
- Henry Knox
(Keywords: Time, Happiness, Nation, Public)

I've had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.
- Michael Landon
(Keywords: Success, Happiness, Life)

I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
- Rush Limbaugh
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Life, Success, Force, Liberty, Pursuit, Succeed, Want)

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Keywords: Money, Happiness, Being)

It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.
- Dolley Madison
(Keywords: Business, Happiness, People, Knowledge, Desire)

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, People, Idea, Virtue, Liberty, Will)

I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
- Tobey Maguire
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Life, Peace, Soul, Knowledge, Character, Innocence)

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Keywords: Marriage, Happiness, Stability)

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
- Rollo May
(Keywords: Experience, Happiness, Life, Goal, Being, Dignity, Emotion, Identity, Joy, Worth)

It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Law, Liberty, Will)

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury
(Keywords: Money, Happiness, May)



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