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" A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. "
" Desire is individual. Happiness is common. "
" Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. "
" I'm a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome. "
" Unfortunately but absolutely fair to all, the one thing money can't buy is health - and happiness. "
" Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. "
" Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor. Yet comparatively few people are happy. I believe the reason for this is that the majority don't recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp. "
" Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. "
" Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. "
" For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness. "
" The only thing that holds true happiness is that moment when you're in it. Nothing can be controlled. "
" I think of myself as somebody who, in a moment-to-moment way, I'm quite happy. But I think I am a bit doubtful and wary of true happiness, and, like a lot of my friends, there's been a good degree of self-sabotage. "
" I'm not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn't bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation. "
William Clay Ford, Jr.
" The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism. "
Bryant H. McGill
" How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! "
" When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. "
" There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so. "
" We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. "
" The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness. "
" You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace. "
" It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil. "
" It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. "
" Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness. "
" Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. "
" Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn't-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week - and they work more in their free time, too. "
" I wasn't handed college or graduate school or anything else on a silver platter. I had to work very hard, but I did it because I wanted to. That's the real key to happiness. I think unhappy people are those who feel that circumstances are forcing them into a pattern. Happy people are not slaves to the system. "
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
" I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. "
" Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness. "
Shah Rukh Khan
" A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. "
" Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same. "
" Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles. "