Happiness Quotes

Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
– William Cobbett
I don't know the true meaning of happiness.
– Jonathan Davis
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
– John Dewey
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
– Denis Diderot
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
– 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.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
– Norman Douglas
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
– Peter F. Drucker
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
– John Dryden
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
– Alexandre Dumas
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
– Ernest Dimnet
The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.
– Eleanora Duse
The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.
– Jonathan Edwards
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
– Albert Einstein
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.
– George Eliot
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
– George Eliot
I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
– Henry Ellis
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson