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Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

Tags: Enemy, Less  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Tags: Friendship, True  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.

Tags: Education, Life  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.

Tags: Thought, Truth  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

Tags: Obsolete  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.

Tags: Free, Shall  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.

Tags: Another, Heart  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Tags: Choice, Effort  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The happiness of society is the end of government.

Tags: Government, Society  ✍ Author: John Adams

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

Tags: Sympathy, Times  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.

Tags: Harmony, Mental  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.

Tags: Happy, Health  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.

Tags: Good, Virtue  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

Tags: Life, Politics  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Tags: Depends, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Happy, Impossible  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Life, Nature  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Tags: Marriage, Matter  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Tags: Best, Heard  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Tags: Happy, Minds  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

Tags: Else, Happy  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein
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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Tags: Inspirational, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Tags: Parenting, Peace  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

Tags: Love, Whatever  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

Tags: God, Peace  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Tags: Actions, Ready  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Tags: Happy, Others  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Tags: Attitude, Good  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Tags: Happy, Purpose  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Tags: Giving, Good  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

Tags: Goal  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Tags: Purpose, True  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Tags: True, Wrong  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

Tags: Consume, Producing  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

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

Tags: Mean, Wise  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Tags: Success  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Tags: May, Silence  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Tags: Life, Truth  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Love is trembling happiness.

Tags: Love, Trembling  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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

Tags: Keep, Unhappy  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Tags: Cause, Others  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Tags: Give, Wealth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

Tags: Another, Eyes  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.

Tags: Him, Humility  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.

Tags: Small, Work  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness.

Tags: Between, Sense  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

Tags: Friend, Wish  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

Tags: Highest, Living  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Tags: Else, Problem  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Tags: Fool, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

Tags: Others, Try  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.

Tags: Horror, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.

Tags: Cannot, Dream  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.

Tags: Knows, Less  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.

Tags: History, Mom  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.

Tags: Complaint, Invites  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Tags: Enemy, Friend  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

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

Tags: Enough, Real  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Tags: Bad, Happy  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Tags: Future  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

Tags: Happy, Yourself  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

Tags: Door, Often  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Tags: Art, Power  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Tags: Good, Health  ✍ Author: Ingrid Bergman

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Tags: Another, Misery  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

Tags: Wedding, Woman  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

Tags: Future, Time  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.

Tags: Fun, Love  ✍ Author: William Blake

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

Tags: Decision, Life  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Tags: Lost, Mean  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.

Tags: Getting, Success  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

Tags: Giving, Remember  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

Tags: Beauty, Promise  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

Tags: Happy, Work  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

The secret of happiness is something to do.

Tags: Secret  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

Tags: Life, Secret  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.

Tags: Married, Wedding  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

Tags: Joy, Win  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

Tags: Against, Energy  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.

Tags: Convinced, Exist  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.

Tags: Another, Story  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

Every age has its happiness and troubles.

Tags: Age, Troubles  ✍ Author: Jeanne Calment

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.

Tags: Best, Wise  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?

Tags: Bring, Worth  ✍ Author: Richard Owen Cambridge

So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb.

Tags: Life, Politics  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'

Tags: Happy, Politics  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness.

Tags: Friends, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

Tags: Forgiven, Share  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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.

Tags: Happy, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Tags: Life, Simple  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in.

Tags: Happy, Times  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.

Tags: Done, Work  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.

Tags: Age, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

Tags: Another, Outside  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

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