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140 Happiness Quotes

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

Albert Ellis Quotes

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There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.

Anthony de Mello Quotes

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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus Quotes

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It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him

Marguerite Duras Quotes

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To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.

Mary Stuart Quotes

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Hold him alone truly fortunate who has ended his life in happy well-being.

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Agamemnon (928)

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'Twas a jolly old pedagogue, long ago, Tall and slender, and sallow and dry; His form was bent, and his gait was slow, His long thin hair was white as snow, But a wonderful twinkle shone in his eye. And he sang every night as he went to bed, "Let us be happy down here below: The living should live, though the dead be dead." Said the jolly old pedagogue long ago.

George Arnold Quotes , Source: The Jolly Old Pedagogue

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

Hosea Ballou Quotes , Source: Manuscript--Sermons

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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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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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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 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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