Happiness Quotes and Quotations

  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • The only true happiness comes form squandering ourselves for a purpose. –William Cowper
  • Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change! – J.C.F. Von Schiller
  • Happiness is a perfume which you can’t pour on someone without getting some on yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do. – Sir James M. Barrie
  • True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one’s self. But the point is not only to get out, you must stay. And to stay, you must have some absorbing errand. – Henry James
  • There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. – George Santayana
  • But what is happiness except the simply harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
  • The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be happy as kings. – Robert Luis Stevenson
  • Happiness is no laughing matter. – Richard Whately
  • Happiness is action. – David Thomas
  • I’ve had wonderful evening but this wasn’t it. – Groucho Marx
  • Work and love – thse are the basics. Without them there is neurosis. – Theodor Reik
  • If thou workest at that which us before thee… expecting nothing, fearing nothing, but satisfied with thy present activity according to Nature, and with heroic truth in every word and sound which thou utterest, thou wilt live happy. And there is no man who is able to prevent this. – Marcus Aurelius
  • All things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. – Alexander Woollcott
  • This is life! It can harden and it can exalt! – Henrik Ibsen
  • Happiness… leads none of us by the same route. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • To be busy is man’s only happiness. – Mark Twain
  • The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not. – William Feather
  • When I have been unhappy, I have an opera… and it seemed the shrieking of winds; when I am happy, a sparrow’s chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I that make it sweet. – John Ruskin 
  • All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. – John Gunther 
  • Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. – Socrates
  • The right to happiness is fundamental. – Anna Pavlova 
  • Happiness… can exist only in acceptance. – Denis De Rougement
  • “Luck is manufactured in the factory of GOD only. So no reason for believing only GOD and not LUCK.” ~ Anuj Somany