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140 Happiness Quotes

To have been happy, madame, adds to calamity.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Fair Maid of the Inn (act I, sc. 1, l. 250)

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The greatest happiness of the greatest number. [Lat., La massima felicita divisa nel maggior numero.]

Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria Quotes , Source: Trattato dei Delitti e delle Pene (Treatise of Crimes and of Punishment) (introduction)

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Priestly was the first (unless it was Becarria) who taught my lips to pronounce this sacred truth--that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria Quotes , Source: Trattato dei Delitti e delle Pene (Treatise of Crimes and of Punishment) (introduction)

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

Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria Quotes , Source: Trattato dei Delitti e delle Pene (Treatise of Crimes and of Punishment) (introduction)

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Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Beppo (st. 80)

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. . . all who joy would win Must share it.--Happiness was born a twin.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 172)

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There comes For ever something between us and what We deem our happiness.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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What is there given by the gods more desirable than a happy hour? [Lat., Quid datur a divis felici optatius hora?]

Catullus (Caius Quintus Valerius Catullus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (LXII, 30)

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The message from the hedge-leaves, Heed it, whoso thou art; Under lowly eaves Lives the happy heart.

John Vance Cheney Quotes , Source: The Hedge-bird's Message

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We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind. [Lat., In animi securitate vitam beatam ponimus.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Natura Deorum (I, 20)

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Happiness seems made to be shared. [Fr., Le bonheur semble fait pour etre partage.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Notes par Rochefoucauld

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Thus happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Table Talk (l. 246)

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Domestic Happiness, thou only bliss Of Paradise that hast survived the Fall!

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 41)

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He who finds thought that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 41)

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Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, And in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Distichs

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The highest happiness, the purest joys of life, wear out at last. [Ger., Das beste Gluck, des Lebens schonste Kraft Ermattet endlich.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Iphigenia auf Tauris (IV, 5, 9)

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Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

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Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

George Sheehan Quotes

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Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are

John B. Sheerin Quotes

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Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

William H. Sheldon Quotes

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Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

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Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security.

E. R. Stettinius, Jr. Quotes

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Happiness consists in activity; such as the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.

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