The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Ben Franklin
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons; we must fight in order to conquer it. ~Alexandre Dumas
To fill the hour—that is happiness. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fact is uncontestable that happiness is an important, if not the most important, aim of human endeavor. ~Raymond Dodge
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. ~Burton Hills
Happiness depends upon ourselves. ~Aristotle
Happiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have. ~Confucius
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. ~Ingrid Bergman
In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness—otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~Dale Carnegie
Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved—loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~Victor Hugo
Happiness is the criterion of excellence in the art of living. ~Eric Fromm
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~Og Mandino
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
~Ethel Perry Andrus
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~Agnes Repplier
Happiness is the easiest emotion to feel, the most difficult to define, and the hardest to create intentionally. ~Norman Cousins
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~Aristotle
I'm fulfilled in what I do...I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes--the finer things in life--would make you happy. My happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense. ~Coretta Scott King
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon