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Quotations About Happiness

Related: Emotions

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
John Stuart Mill
Utilitarianism, 1863

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.
Frederich Nietzsche
Thus Spake Zarathustra

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer
The Passionate State of Mind, 1954

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Stark
The Journey's Echo

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus
The Fall, 1956

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell
The Conquest of Happiness

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
The College Blue Book

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz
Social Studies

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Afterthoughts, 1931

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