Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
Americans are good at pursuing happiness. And the Americans who pursue happiness most diligently show that we're also good at running it down and killing it.
Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That's a rather shocking responsibility. That we're responsible for our own happiness. It's not those around us.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.
I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is.
I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Life continues to be difficult. It always will be because that's just life. But I am so glad I have put some happiness into the world.
The ancient Greek view of happiness was really defined by leading a productive life: It's not about how much you have, it's about what you do with it.
Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
It feels good to know you contributed positively to another's life, to their happiness, to their survival. It gives us a sense of purpose.
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
Happiness does not consist in self-love.
I think perfect happiness would be a world where everyone is constantly striving to understand everyone else.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
Every age has its happiness and troubles.
I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are.
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.
I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness.
The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Happiness is an inside job.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.
Happiness is only real when shared.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.