Happiness

"Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sickness is the first warning that we have made a wrong judgement. A healthy person is never unhappy."

George Ohsawa
George Ohsawa "Essential Ohsawa"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better."

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes "Over the Teacups"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's just as easy to be happy with a lot of money as with a little."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happy is the nation without a history."

Cesare Beccaria
Cesare Beccaria "On Crimes and Punishments"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless."

Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet; August 6, 1846
Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet; August 6, 1846

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution."

Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet
Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A husband is a man who lost his liberty in pursuit of happiness."


Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Happiness is peace after strife, the overcoming of difficulties, the feeling of security and well-being. The only really happy folk are married women and single men."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and make no one happy when they are finished."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The majority of men devote the greater part of their lives to making their remaining years unhappy."

Jean de La Bruyere
Jean de La Bruyere "Les Caracteres"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He was happily married - but his wife wasn't."


Rating: 8.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply there."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Letters of C. S. Lewis"

Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will deserve to receive greater."

Thomas a Kempis
Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation Of Christ"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Beauty is only the promise of happiness."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Striving for better life we waste the one we already have."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Chasing happiness all the time we run away from the one we have already found."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The happiest couples are those who spell "us" with a capital "you"."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There exist only three respectable beings: the priest, the warrior, the poet. To know, to kill, and to create."

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire "My Heart Laid Bare"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"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."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Happiness cannot be found--it must be created anew everyday."

Jose Raul Bernardo
Jose Raul Bernardo "The Wise Women of Havana"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

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


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When unhappy, one doubts everything when happy, one doubts nothing."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All places are distant from heaven alike."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)