Happiness Quotes

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
– Ambrose Bierce
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
– Josh Billings
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
– Josh Billings
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
– Hugo Black
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
– Louis D. Brandeis
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
– Louis D. Brandeis
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
– John Mason Brown
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
– Rita Mae Brown
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
– Pearl S. Buck
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
– Edmund Burke
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
– George Burns
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
– George Burns
The secret of happiness is something to do.
– John Burroughs
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
– Robert Burton
Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
– Joseph Barbara