Happiness

"There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness consists of three things: someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Heaven is where the police are British, the mechanics German, the cooks are French, the lovers Italian, and all is organize by the Swiss."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Happiness is a good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman... or a bad woman, depending on how much happiness you can stand."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Conquest of Happiness"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Life of Reason"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults."

Thomas Szasz
Thomas Szasz "The Second Sin"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is salutary for the body but sorrow develops the powers of the spirit."

Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust "Time Regained"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The true paradises are paradises we have lost."

Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust "Time Regained"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "Moon and Sixpence"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Unlucky woman is like a matchmaker - she selects men not for herself."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To make woman unhappy only need to do nothing."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men make women happy who are already happy."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One is never so happy or so unhappy as one fancies."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is being married to your best friend."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness, n. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"High achievements demand some other unusual qualification besides an unusual desire for high prizes."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future."


Rating: 5.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Call no man unhappy until he is married."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)