Happiness Quotes

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
– Dale Carnegie
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
– Dale Carnegie
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
– Johnny Carson
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
– Jimmy Carter
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
– Willa Cather
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
– William Ellery Channing
Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.
– Margaret Cho
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
– Deepak Chopra
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.
– James Freeman Clarke
In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
– Jeremy Collier
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
– Charles Caleb Colton
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.
– Andrea Corr
The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
– William Cowper
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
– Quentin Crisp
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
– Leslie Caron
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
– William Cobbett