Happiness

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


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There is only one passion, the passion for happiness."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Captain Brassbound's Conversion"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's not money that brings happiness, it's lots of money."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Parents and Children"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If marriages were made by putting all the men's names into one sack and the women's names into another, and having them taken out by a blindfolded child like lottery numbers, there would be just as high a percentage of happy marriages as we have here in England."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Misalliance"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley "A Defence of Poetry"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character."

George Santayana
George Santayana "The Life of Reason"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Wild Duck"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life. "


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is a hard master - particularly other people's happiness."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Brave New World"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The happiness of society is the end of government."

John Adams
John Adams "Thoughts on Government"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is "misunderstood" or that he is "different"; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star."

Brillat-Savarin-Anthelme
Brillat-Savarin-Anthelme "Physiologie du Gout"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness."


Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is what happens to us when we try to make someone else happy."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If you depend on others to make you happy, you will be endlessly disappointed."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems than you have to."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When one door closes, fortune will usually open another."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work."

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Letty Cottin Pogrebin "Family and Politics"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Money can't buy happiness but it bought me every skyscrapper in New York."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The happiest times of humanity are the blank pages in the book of history."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills."


Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A happy person is one whose arithmetic is at its best when they is counting their blessings."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)