Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
The only joy in the world is to begin.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.
Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.
What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family -- in another city.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.
Better to be happy than wise.
Happy wife, happy life.
Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
To be happy, make others happy.
Do not wait for a reason to be happy.
Don't Worry Be Happy.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now.
Nothing can take your joy; you have to give it away. You're in complete control of your happiness.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The best things in life aren't things.
You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.
Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.
Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.
I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness:
a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.
It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.
It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.
It's the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.
Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.
I think happiness is love.
Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't.
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me.
A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.
You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.
Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness -- or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' -- might improve.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
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.
Happiness is definitely a priority in our household. That the kids are happy and everybody is comfortable. Self-esteem is very important.
My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I'm an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai.
There is even a happiness -- that makes the heart afraid.
People want to be happy, so they don't want to feel as though they're mired in this world of ugliness. I think that if people can recognize that you can actually help and change that ugliness, then you'll feel a lot better about yourself as well, and that does create a certain amount of happiness.
Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.
I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty.
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
I think family, friends and a sense of community give you greater happiness than money. But, of course, one has to have a minimum on which to live. The joy I get from sitting around and having a laugh is immeasurable -- much greater than anything that I have ever bought.
For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom.
A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.
The problem is that, partly because we are women, a large measure of our happiness depends on our relationships -- including, unavoidably, our relationships with men.
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.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God.
Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know.
Happiness is the legal-tender of the soul. Joy is wealth.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.
Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy.
Those who know me know I'm passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path.
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they're mine.
This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness... than the desires of the moment.
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind.
I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes.
Everyday interactions we have with other people are definitely contagious, in terms of happiness.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be .
Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness.
We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does.
Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
For me, happiness is doing my best and trying to be helpful.
There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life.
I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that's been coming my way.
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
When you give as a family, not only are you sharing the happiness that giving brings you by watching it translate into positive change, but you are also transmitting your giving values to your children by engaging them in the giving process itself.
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.
Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
I used to say that 'happy' was like 'lucky,' kind of imaginary. But now that I'm married and have children, I find that happiness is a real space.
The only really important thing, at the end of the day, is your health. If you haven't got that, then all the money in the world isn't going to bring you happiness.
Happiness is not the same as life satisfaction, while neither are identical to what we might call flourishing.
Good and productive labor is valuable, and it doesn't mean you have to have a fancy job description. You don't have to become rich. You can be ordinary. Happiness lies there. Do good work, create good work for others.
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.