– Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
– Anton Chekhov
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
– Henry St. John
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Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.
– Robert Trout
Law is stable the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.
– Henry James Sumner Maine
– George Santayana
Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
– James Hillman
– George Bernard Shaw
Joe E. Lewis said, 'Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves.' And that is how I feel about a film being well-received.
– Alexander Payne
It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you.
– Taraji P. Henson
It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.
– Daniel Keys Moran
It's not attractive when girls get superskinny. Guys don't like it. Girls don't like you as much. You lose some happiness when that's all you think about.
– Hilary Duff
It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will.
– Miuccia Prada
– Adrian Grenier
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
– Marguerite Duras
It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.
– Robert Wyatt
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
– Herman Hesse
It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.
– Sarah Orne Jewett
– Kin Hubbard
It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.
– Jonathan Mayhew
It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
– Polly Toynbee
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
– Max Planck
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It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family.
– George Porter
– Charles Spurgeon
– Agnes Repplier
– Thomas Jefferson
It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.
– James Smithson
– Sir Philip Sidney
It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
– Thor Heyerdahl
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
– George Bernard Shaw
Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge.
– Polly Toynbee
Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children.
– Guy Laliberte
Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.
– Polly Toynbee
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
– James F. Cooper
– Susan B. Anthony
In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
– Bob Brown
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In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we're all searching for. I haven't come across anyone who didn't become a better person through love.
– Marla Gibbs
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
– Maurice Chevalier
– David Brainerd
– Leon Kass
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If you can measure success in this business based on happiness alone I feel like I've hit the lottery.
– Justin Long
If you asked somebody, 'what do you wish for in life?' they wouldn't say 'happiness.' I would have answered 'excitement, knowledge,' God knows - I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not 'happiness'. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.
– Connie Nielsen
If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.
– Joseph Franklin Rutherford
If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.
– Anthony Storr
If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.
– George Westinghouse
If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
– John Woolman
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
– Bertrand Russell
I've run into certain geniuses of individualism - they are very few and far between - who live their lives completely on their own terms they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that.
– David Duchovny
I've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.
– Bethenny Frankel
I've never seen an obese person who has said, 'I am well in my mind.' Happiness stops food being a compensation.
– Pierre Dukan
– Pierre Salinger
– Michael Landon
– Ricky Williams
I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness.
– Mary McCormack
I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.
– Suge Knight
I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity, not in their happiness.
– Elizabeth George
I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
– Coretta Scott King
I'm an inherently happy person. It comes from the inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstance.
– Patrick Duffy
I'm actually tougher on myself as I get older. It's a vicious cycle. The things that are important in life are the things that you can't buy in life: love, health and happiness. I say that, and I believe that, and I try to live that.
– Criss Angel
– Rick Pitino
I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that thats not really what happiness is.
– Alanis Morissette
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
– Camille Claudel
– Norodom Sihamoni
I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue.
– David Hyde Pierce
– Mary MacLane
I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.
– Josh Lucas
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– Harlan Coben
I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.
– Diane Lane
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I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.
– Brittany Murphy
I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.
– Youssou N'Dour
I think people really marry far too much it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
– Queen Victoria
I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
– Jamie Lee Curtis
I think money is essential to happiness and right now I wouldn't want to be anyone other than Wilbur Smith - I've had a fantastic life, rewarded far more heavily than I deserve. Maybe I'd like to be J. K. Rowling, but I'll settle for second best.
– Wilbur Smith
I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things.
– Bennett Miller
– William Weld
I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it.
– Charisma Carpenter
– Nicki Minaj
I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
– Thomas Huxley
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.
– Elizabeth Wurtzel
I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.
– James Hillman
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.
– Kanye West
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I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
– Ric Ocasek
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I love my family and I had a very wonderful, magical childhood. But New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness.
– Ezra Miller
I love being on stage. I'm completely, totally relaxed. It's the only time in my life when I know where I am and what's coming next. The other Robert Powell is probably fairly melancholic. Let's just say happiness isn't my default position. There are dark parts. I'm very good at it. I frighten people sometimes.
– Robert Powell
I love acting. It's my playground, it let's me explore. But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.
– Chris Evans
– Alain Delon
I keep mementos from everything I've done. I've got my cab driver's license from 'Happiness.' I've got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I've got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol... It's all in a box in the garage.
– Jared Harris
– Kenny Rogers
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
– Audrey Hepburn
I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.
– Patricia Heaton
– Taylor Swift
I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
– Giacomo Casanova
I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.
– Hugh Laurie
I have kids and I want to have a long life and there are certain things that are conducive to that and certain things that aren't. I've opted for the road of happiness and long life.
– Ethan Suplee
I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
– John Burroughs
I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half.
– Jilly Cooper
– Daniel Johns
– John Belushi
I find happiness comes from numerous sources in my life. Most often, the happy moments I cherish most are quiet moments with my wife and family back home in Nova Scotia.
– Peter MacKay