Happiness Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it, in reason, morality, and the natural fitness of things.

John Adams

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
 

Joseph Addison

The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.

Joseph Addison

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.
 

Joseph Addison

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
 

Aristotle

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
 

St. Augustine

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it files
Lives in eternity's sun rise.

William Blake

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
 

Albert Camus

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.

Charles Caleb Colton

Of mortals there is no one who is happy.
If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps
Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.

Euripedes

A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
 

Fontenelle

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

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
 

Thomas Fuller

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.

Samuel Johnson

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
 

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.

Don Marquis

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
 

H. L. Mencken

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
 

Jacques Prevert

The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
 

Publilius Syrus

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
 

Bertrand Russell

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
 

Bertrand Russell

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

George Santayana

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
 

Mark Twain

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.

E. B. White