Quotes About Happiness (4)
* Quotes About Happiness (H-I)
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Hafiz of Persia
"Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you
food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not
friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace or
"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for
being happy except that they are so."
Dr. David Ralph Inge
* Quotes About Happiness (J)
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
"True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out, you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand."
Henry James Jr.
"That all who are happy are equally happy is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. A small drinking glass and a large one may be equally full, but the large one holds more than the small."
Dr. Samuel Johnson
"True happiness must have the tinge of sorrow outlived, the sense of pain softened by the mellowing years, the chastening of loss that in the wondrous mystery of time transmutes our suffering into love and sympathy with others."
William George Jordan
Quotes About Happiness (K)
"It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is
necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably."
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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