Sunday, 30 July 2017


We are most happy when least aware of happiness. - Ivan Panin

We find that the more a cultivated reason devotes itself to the aim of enjoying life and happiness, the further does man get away from true contentment. - Immanuel Kant

We know that happiness is short-lived, that we fail to cherish it when it is within our grasp and value it only when it has vanished forever. - Jose Saramago

We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else's happiness. - Robert Brault

What is the worth of anything, but for the happiness 'twill bring? - Richard Owen Cambridge

What we need for our happiness is often close at hand, if we knew but how to seek for it. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

When happiness was a matter of pleasure, and pleasure a matter of taste, one could be happy simply by rolling in filth. - Darrin M. McMahon

Who can tell where happiness may come, or where, though an expected guest, it may never show its face? - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure. - Ezra Taft Benson

You have never seen ugliness in a happy face. - William John Locke

You have to fight to carve little pieces of happiness out of your life, or the everyday emergencies will eat up everything. - Laurel K. Hamilton

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. - Lavetta Sue Wegman

More on Happiness Here
The book The Pursuit of Happiness

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