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Quotes About Happiness to Brighten Everyone's Day (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. by author Plato overlaid on photo of person holding gold ring in dark room
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Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.


Quote: Happiness seems made to be shared. by author Pierre Corneille overlaid on photo of two hands
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Happiness seems made to be shared.


Quote: Happiness is the natural flower of duty. by author Phillips Brooks overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
Photo Credit: Sam Manns

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.


Quote: I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy. by author Parker J. Palmer overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.


Quote: 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. by author P. J. O'Rourke overlaid on photo of photo of author P. J. O'Rourke with quote

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.


Quote: Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it. by author Nikos Kazantzakis overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.


Quote: When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. by author Nicole Kidman overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
Photo Credit: Taylor Wright

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


Quote: My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. by author Nicki Minaj overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.


Quote: Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

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.


Quote: Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little. by author Marguerite Gardiner overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.


Quote: For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness. by author Matthew Stewart overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Michael J. Fox overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

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.


Quote: I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see. by author Michael Franti overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see.


Quote: 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. by author Max Planck overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances. by author Martha Washington overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.


Quote: 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. by author Martha Beck overlaid on photo of Martha Beck quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Fear is stupid. So are regrets. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on bench near trees duting daytime
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Fear is stupid. So are regrets.


Quote: One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. by author Maria Montessori overlaid on photo of couple hugging wallpaper
Photo Credit: Natalia Sobolivska

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.


Quote: The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action. by author Madame de Stael overlaid on photo of photo of author Madame de Stael with quote

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.


Quote: 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. by author Karolyn Grimes overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karen Duffy overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process. by author Kate Hudson overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process.


Quote: The groundwork of all happiness is health. by author Leigh Hunt overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
Photo Credit: Jason Lam

The groundwork of all happiness is health.


Quote: Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. by author Linus Pauling overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.


Quote: If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness. by author Leon Kass overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. by author John Buchan overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Joy Bryant overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

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.


Quote: The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. by author J. Donald Walters overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.


Quote: Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. by author Joseph Franklin Rutherford overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.


Quote: Happiness does not consist in self-love. by author Joseph Butler overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
Photo Credit: Sam Manns

Happiness does not consist in self-love.


Quote: I think perfect happiness would be a world where everyone is constantly striving to understand everyone else. by author John Corey Whaley overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

I think perfect happiness would be a world where everyone is constantly striving to understand everyone else.


Quote: 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. by author Julie Christie overlaid on photo of green grass field with smoke
Photo Credit: Vivek Kumar

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.


Quote: The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. by author Joseph Roux overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.


Quote: Every age has its happiness and troubles. by author Jeanne Calment overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Every age has its happiness and troubles.


Quote: I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be. by author Jamie Lee Curtis overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.


Quote: Desire is individual. Happiness is common. by author Julian Casablancas overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
Photo Credit: Jason Lam

Desire is individual. Happiness is common.


Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?


Quote: Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. by author John Barrymore overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.


Quote: Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy. by author Jasper Carrott overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
Photo Credit: Jason Lam

Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.


Quote: Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness. by author Jason Mraz overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.


Quote: 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. by author James Altucher overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

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.


Quote: You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. by author Julia Roberts overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.


Quote: With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally. by author Jules Verne overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.


Quote: I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work.


Quote: To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. by author John Dewey overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Joan Rivers overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

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.


Quote: The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. by author Jeremy Bentham overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping during dawn
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The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.


Quote: Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. by author Iris Murdoch overlaid on photo of photo of author Iris Murdoch with quote

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.


Quote: Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness. by author Ian K. Smith overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness.


Quote: The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness. by author Harry Harrison overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.


Quote: Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. by author Heraclitus overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.


Quote: Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. by author Henry Ford overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.


Quote: Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. by author Henri Matisse overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.


Quote: 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. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: 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. by author Gretchen Rubin overlaid on photo of blue sky
Photo Credit: Laney Smith

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.


Quote: No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness. by author Graham Greene overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.


Quote: Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
Photo Credit: Ashkan Forouzani

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.


Quote: We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.


Quote: Happiness is an inside job. by author Edd Byrnes overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Happiness is an inside job.


Quote: 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. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of pink lotus flower on clear body of water
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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.


Quote: Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. by author Epictetus overlaid on photo of man kissing woman forehead
Photo Credit: Allef Vinicius

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.


Quote: Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. by author Don Herold overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.


Quote: The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. by author Doug Larson overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.


Quote: Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. by author Don Marquis overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.


Quote: There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. by author Dante Alighieri overlaid on photo of photo of author Dante Alighieri with quote

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.


Quote: Happiness: a way station between too little and too much. by author Channing Pollock overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.


Quote: The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. by author Chuck Palahniuk overlaid on photo of photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.


Quote: Happiness is only real when shared. by author Christopher McCandless overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Happiness is only real when shared.


Quote: It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.


Quote: The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. by author Carl Sandburg overlaid on photo of photo of author Carl Sandburg with quote

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.


Quote: To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on displaying blue screen
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.


Quote: All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. by author Baruch Spinoza overlaid on photo of photo of author Baruch Spinoza with quote

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.


Quote: The right to happiness is fundamental. by author Anna Pavlova overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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The right to happiness is fundamental.


Quote: The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. by author Arthur Schopenhauer overlaid on photo of brown short coated dog sitting on gray carpet
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The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.


Quote: The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. by author Arthur Schopenhauer overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.


Quote: Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of photo of author Andre Gide with quote

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.


Quote: Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. by author Alphonse de Lamartine overlaid on photo of photo of author Alphonse de Lamartine with quote

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.


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