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quote by Jules Verne: With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally. with background image: photo of author Jules Verne with quote

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

--Jules Verne
quote by Joseph Addison: Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. with background image: photo of author Joseph Addison with quote

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

--Joseph Addison
quote by John W. Gardner: True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. with background image: photo of author John W. Gardner with quote

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

--John W. Gardner
quote by John Burroughs: I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work. with background image: photo of author John Burroughs with quote

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

--John Burroughs
quote by John Dewey: To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. with background image: photo of author John Dewey with quote

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

--John Dewey

quote by Joan Rivers: 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. with background image: photo of author Joan Rivers with 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.

--Joan Rivers
quote by Jeremy Bentham: The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. with background image: photo of author Jeremy Bentham with quote

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

--Jeremy Bentham
quote by Iris Murdoch: Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. with background image: 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.

--Iris Murdoch


quote by Howard Hughes: Money can't buy happiness. with background image: photo of author Howard Hughes with quote

Money can't buy happiness.

--Howard Hughes

Longer Version:

Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever.




quote by Herbie Hancock: It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness. with background image: photo of author Herbie Hancock with quote

It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.

--Herbie Hancock
quote by Heraclitus: Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. with background image: photo of author Heraclitus with quote

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

--Heraclitus
quote by Henry Van Dyke: Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. with background image: photo of author Henry Van Dyke with quote

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

--Henry Van Dyke
quote by Henry Ford: Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. with background image: photo of author Henry Ford with quote

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

--Henry Ford
quote by Henry David Thoreau: The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with quote

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Henri Matisse: Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. with background image: photo of author Henri Matisse with quote

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

--Henri Matisse
quote by Helen Keller: 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. with background image: photo of author Helen Keller with 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.

--Helen Keller
quote by Helen Fisher: I think the happiness we find, we make. with background image: photo of author Helen Fisher with quote

I think the happiness we find, we make.

--Helen Fisher
quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. with background image: photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. with background image: photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
quote by George A. Smith: Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul. with background image: photo of author George A. Smith with quote

Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.

--George A. Smith
quote by Gretchen Rubin: 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. with background image: photo of author Gretchen Rubin with 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.

--Gretchen Rubin
quote by Graham Greene: No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness. with background image: photo of author Graham Greene with quote

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

--Graham Greene
quote by G. K. Chesterton: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. with background image: photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

--G. K. Chesterton
quote by George William Curtis: Happiness lies first of all in health. with background image: photo of author George William Curtis with quote

Happiness lies first of all in health.

--George William Curtis
quote by George Santayana: Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. with background image: photo of author George Santayana with quote

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

--George Santayana
quote by George Orwell: Happiness can exist only in acceptance. with background image: photo of author George Orwell with quote

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

--George Orwell
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky: Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. with background image: photo of author Fyodor Dostoevsky with quote

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

--Fyodor Dostoevsky
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Longer Version:

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.


quote by Edd Byrnes: Happiness is an inside job. with background image: photo of author Edd Byrnes with quote

Happiness is an inside job.

--Edd Byrnes
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with 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.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Eric Hoffer: The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. with background image: photo of author Eric Hoffer with quote

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

--Eric Hoffer
quote by Epictetus: Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. with background image: photo of author Epictetus with quote

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

--Epictetus
quote by Edmund Burke: Beauty is the promise of happiness. with background image: purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
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Beauty is the promise of happiness.

--Edmund Burke
quote by David Brinkley: A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. with background image: photo of author David Brinkley with quote

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

--David Brinkley
quote by Don Herold: Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. with background image: photo of author Don Herold with quote

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

--Don Herold
quote by Doug Larson: The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. with background image: photo of author Doug Larson with quote

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

--Doug Larson
quote by Don Marquis: Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. with background image: photo of author Don Marquis with quote

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

--Don Marquis
quote by Democritus: Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. with background image: photo of author Democritus with quote

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

--Democritus
quote by Dante Alighieri: There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. with background image: photo of author Dante Alighieri with quote

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

--Dante Alighieri

quote by Confucius: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

--Confucius
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

--Charles H. Spurgeon
quote by Carl Sandburg: The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. with background image: photo of author Carl Sandburg with quote

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

--Carl Sandburg
quote by C. S. Lewis: God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. with background image: photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

--C. S. Lewis
quote by Bertrand Russell: To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Disraeli with quote

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Baruch Spinoza: All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. with background image: 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.

--Baruch Spinoza

quote by Anna Pavlova: The right to happiness is fundamental. with background image: photo of author Anna Pavlova with quote

The right to happiness is fundamental.

--Anna Pavlova
quote by Anne Sexton: The joy that isn't shared dies young. with background image: photo of author Anne Sexton with quote

The joy that isn't shared dies young.

--Anne Sexton
quote by Anna Paquin: You find happiness where you find it. with background image: photo of author Anna Paquin with quote

You find happiness where you find it.

--Anna Paquin
quote by Arthur Schopenhauer: The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. with background image: photo of author Arthur Schopenhauer with quote

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
quote by Arthur Schopenhauer: Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. with background image: photo of author Arthur Schopenhauer with quote

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
quote by Arthur Schopenhauer: The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. with background image: photo of author Arthur Schopenhauer with quote

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
quote by Andre Gide: Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. with background image: photo of author Andre Gide with quote

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

--Andre Gide
quote by Albert Schweitzer: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. with background image: photo of author Albert Schweitzer with quote

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

--Albert Schweitzer
quote by Albert Schweitzer: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. with background image: photo of author Albert Schweitzer with quote

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

--Albert Schweitzer

quote by Alphonse de Lamartine: Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. with background image: 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.

--Alphonse de Lamartine
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