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The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Adele

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don't find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I've never had a problem with the way I look. I'd rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.

Tags: Friends, Nice  ✍ Author: Adele

It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried.

Tags: Diet, Time  ✍ Author: Adele

I think it's possible to have been a happy child, as I was, and still question and push back with regard to societal conventions.

Tags: Child, Question  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When people arrive at El Bulli, everybody goes through the kitchen. It's a way of making them feel at home. When they leave, the only thing I ask is whether they've been happy. Everything in between, I don't particularly care.

Tags: Care, Home  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.

Tags: End, Life  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.

Tags: Another, Place  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Once a month, try something you don't think you'd be good at. You can find such happy surprises.

Tags: Good, Try  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

My son is healthy and happy, so that's all that matters to me.

Tags: Healthy, Son  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.

Tags: Focus, Work  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

I'm most happy when I am writing at night, because I need space and time to write.

Tags: Time, Writing  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I want a character to wake up one day and feel like, 'I can face it'. That, to me, is happy. I want the characters to rescue themselves, though you use the relationships you have, to make you strong enough to be able to do that.

Tags: Character, Strong  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I've written some happy songs but I can't ever play them in public because everybody will just start throwing up.

Tags: Public, Start  ✍ Author: Priscilla Ahn

I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.

Tags: Beauty, Win  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

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: Happiness, Health  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.

Tags: Liking, Talent  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.

Tags: Blessed, Time  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Happiness, Impossible  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

Tags: May, Study  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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

Tags: Happiness, 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, Happiness  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.

Tags: Hardships, Physical  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

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

Tags: Happiness, Others  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama
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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Tags: Happiness, Purpose  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.

Tags: Dark, Why  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay!

Tags: Gay  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.

Tags: American, Child  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.

Tags: Miracle, Work  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Tags: Marriage, Woman  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

Tags: Love, Woman  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Tags: Good, Marriage  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Tags: Good, Wedding  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

Tags: Care, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.

Tags: Dinner, Enough  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

My mom is an actress, but she never really pushed me into it, and it was never something I thought I would be doing. She was very happy I decided to, but she certainly doesn't offer me criticism because she knows I'd tell her to shut up! Nobody wants to hear that from their mum!

Tags: Mom, Thought  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes.

Tags: Free, State  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

Tags: Age, Life  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.

Tags: Makes, Nobody  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.

Tags: Corruption, Index  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.

Tags: End, May  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison.

Tags: Absence, Comparison  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming.

Tags: Family, Work  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

And still I'm not completely happy with my skating. I always feel I can do more and climb higher.

Tags: Higher, Skating  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

I was never really happy until I became 'Doctor Who'.

Tags: Doctor, Until  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.

Tags: Forget, Free  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

But I learned that there's a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there's not much else that can really get to ya.

Tags: Character, Yourself  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

It's hard for me to get interested in stories that ignore death, which is what American marketing culture would like to do: pretend that death doesn't exist, that you can buy immortality; just buy these products, and you'll be forever young and happy.

Tags: Death, Hard  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Well, here's the thing with relationships on 'True Blood': Once they happen then you have to throw a monkey-wrench into them, because to have people be happy is not that exciting.

Tags: Happen, True  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Happy relationships are boring. We all want them in our own life. But I don't want to watch them on TV.

Tags: Boring, Life  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.

Tags: Laughter, Lives  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

Tags: Able, Start  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

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

Tags: Bad, Happiness  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

In Europe, you would almost never have people with large amounts of income being happy with a two-volume vehicle like a hatchback or a minivan. They want to structurally show their societal position, which is why three volumes are so popular. They show 'I'm part of that hierarchy.'

Tags: Show, Why  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

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: Happiness, Yourself  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

I'm an only child so am happy with my own company and I don't really get lonely.

Tags: Child, Lonely  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.

Tags: Everyone, Night  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!

Tags: Joy, Old  ✍ Author: William Blake

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.

Tags: Someone, Success  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.

Tags: Hold, Market  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Tags: Health, May  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.

Tags: Good, Powerful  ✍ 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: Happiness, Work  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Pain  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I don't want to sound pretentious, but you could hire a bunch of monkeys to be on a TV show, and if it's successful, then everything's perfect and everybody's happy.

Tags: Perfect, Successful  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I've always been comfortable working with women and I've had two happy marriages. Draw what conclusions you like from that.

Tags: Women, Working  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I've been very happy with all the teams I've played for. They all treated me very well.

Tags: Played, Treated  ✍ Author: Melky Cabrera

Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can't lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.

Tags: Life, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

And what I like about it is it makes me happy and I think it makes a lot of people happy to go to the movies and to not think about the problems of the day or the problems of tomorrow or the yesterday and just go on for the ride and have the fun of losing oneself in a fantasy.

Tags: Fun, Movies  ✍ Author: John Cage

You can't make everybody happy. We just put our head down and went forward. We said, 'This music is bigger than all of us.' That's how we felt. We said, 'You know what? We'll prevail. We'll bet on these songs.'

Tags: Forward, Music  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.

Tags: Days, Life  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.

Tags: Lives, Silly  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.

Tags: Band, Brothers  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was.

Tags: Age, Fool  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

When children have grieving parents it's also common for them to feel an obligation to cheer them up and make them happy.

Tags: Children, Parents  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be, nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors, and but one prince, and that prince a good one.

Tags: Blessed, Good  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

I had a happy childhood.

Tags: Childhood  ✍ 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: Happiness, Politics  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

First of all, I'm so glad that the city of Houston has a football team again. They have such great fans. I'm really happy for the people of Houston because they deserve a football team.

Tags: Football, Great  ✍ Author: Earl Campbell

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?

Tags: Die, Else  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

Tags: Concerned, Others  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Tags: Money, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Tags: Finance, Money  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

Tags: History, Misery  ✍ 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: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Tags: Heart, Struggle  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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

Tags: Happiness, Times  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

Have you ever noticed when you start getting happy, you say, uh-uh, I'd better watch out. I feel too good. Something's going to happen.

Tags: Good, Happen  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

I really always expected to somebody to make me happy and I don't think you can really enter into a relationship until you are happy.

Tags: Somebody, Until  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

I just work - however people feel about it, I mean, at the end of the day, if I'm waiting for accolades, I could be waiting all my life, but I don't need that stuff to validate me. I just do what makes me happy.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I don't think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us.

Tags: Misery, Seeing  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I'm happy with what I've done but it's a challenge to try to win more.

Tags: Done, Win  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

I'm happy to tell you that my debt is retired. That happened because I got a good financial adviser.

Tags: Good, Tell  ✍ Author: Capucine

Go out and interview people to find a partner whom you can trust. Find somebody who subscribes to the same view that you do. I'm happy to tell you that I practice what I preach. I would have never thought I'd end up in financial services.

Tags: End, Trust  ✍ Author: Capucine

It's a constant battle for everybody, but you need to be happy with yourself.

Tags: Battle, Yourself  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.

Tags: Hope, Politics  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Happy the people whose annals are vacant.

Tags: Vacant, Whose  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Tags: Makes, Unhappy  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie