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Happiness Quotes

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

The really happy man never laughs -- seldom -- though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension -- and the happy are not over strung.

Author: Prof. F. A. P. Aveling

Profession: American Professor

Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.

Author: Russell Wayne Baker (1925)

Profession: American Journalist

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Author: Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)

Profession: American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.

Author: Mildred Barthel


We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.

Author: R.J. Baughan


Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: William John Bennett (1943)

Profession: American Federal Official

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.

Author: Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940)

Profession: American Author

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

Author: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Profession: British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Author: Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Profession: Swedish-born American Screen, Stage Actress

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.

Author: Henri L. Bergson (1859-1941)

Profession: French Philosopher

Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"