Happiness Quotes

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
– Lucan
Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me.
– Annni-Frid Lyngstad
Money cannot buy happiness.
– Annni-Frid Lyngstad
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
– Maurice Maeterlinck
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
– Maurice Maeterlinck
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
– Maxwell Maltz
Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
– Don Marquis
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
– Don Marquis
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
– Andre Maurois
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
– Andre Maurois
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
– Rollo May
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
– Bryant H. McGill
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
– Bernard Meltzer
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
– Thomas Merton
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
– Alice Meynell
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
– John Stuart Mill
It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.
– Ashley Montagu
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
– Ashley Montagu
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
– Charles Morgan
I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
– Malcolm Muggeridge