Quotations on Happiness

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I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

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

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Enemy, Suspicion, Will)

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Love, Hope)

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)

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Happiness, Thought)

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Choice, Effort)

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Free will, Ruin)

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.
- Eddie Albert
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Care, Joy)

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Man, Sense)

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Happiness, Care, Crime, Heaven, Man)

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, College, Years)

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Happiness, Misery, Sorrow)

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Happiness, Harmony, Unhappiness)

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Happiness, Health, Being, Man, Prosperity, Result)

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)

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Keywords: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus
(Keywords: Happiness, Attention, Interest)

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)

The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Happiness, Being)

Independence is happiness.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Happiness, Independence)

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Happiness, Now, Pursuit)

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Man, Will)

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Power, Glory, Leisure, Politicians)

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)

I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Feelings, Clothes, Confidence)

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Happiness, Knowledge, Being)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Happiness, Man, Wishes)

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

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)

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Happiness, Income)

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Happiness, Humility, Interest, Needs, Self, Will)

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Happiness, Work, Enjoyment, Man)

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Happiness, Friend)

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Happiness, Living, Reward, Right)

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Happiness, Worth)

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.
- Chris Bailey
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Happiness, Dream, Excellence, Labor, Usefulness)

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)

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Happiness, Complaint)

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Happiness, Misfortune)

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)



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