Quotes on Happiness

“If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow.” ~ Buddha

“The Constitution only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~ Benjamin Franklin (talking about the US constitution)

“Knowing something is not as good as liking it. Liking something is not as good as rejoicing in it.” ~ Confucius

“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the cultivation of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” ~ Dalai Lama

“The myriad things are complete in us. There is no greater joy than to reflect on ourselves and become sincere.” ~ Menciusbuy

“The ultimate happiness is doing nothing.” ~ Zhuangzi

“Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.” ~ William James

“What does ‘happy’ mean? Happiness is not a state like Vermont.” ~ Abraham Maslow

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mohandas Gandhibuy

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.” ~ Bertrand Russell

“When a thoughtful human being has overcome incentives to vice and is aware of having done his bitter duty, he finds himself in a state that could be called happiness, a state of contentment and peace of mind in which virtue is its own reward.” ~ Immanuel Kant

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” ~ Johann Wolfang von Goethe

“Some people cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? ~ Albert Einstein

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx