Happiness Quotes

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
– Eric Hoffer
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid.
– Thomas Hood
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
– Bob Hope
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
– Horace
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
– Leigh Hunt
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.
– Winifred Holtby
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
– William Dean Howells
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
– Frank McKinney Hubbard
That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
– Francis Hutcheson
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
– Holbrook Jackson
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
– Douglas William Jerrold
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
– Franz Kafka
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
– Immanuel Kant
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
– Immanuel Kant
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
– Alphonse Karr
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
– Alphonse Karr
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
– Helen Keller
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
– Helen Keller