Happiness Quotes

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
– Epictetus
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
– Euripides
One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.
– Isabelle Eberhardt
Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.
– Monica Edwards
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
– Euripedes
There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness.
– Euripedes
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
– William Feather
Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
– Henry Fielding
When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
– Malcolm Forbes
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
– Henry Ford
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
– Anatole France
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
– Benjamin Franklin
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
– Sigmund Freud
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
– Robert Frost
I'd rather have happiness than money. People ask for it. Sometimes when I don't have it. I make other people's problems my problem because they want me to; they ask me to.
– Brenda Fassie
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
– Francois Fenelon
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
– Rachel Field
I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
– Debbi Fields
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi