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Happiness

Definition: A mental or emotional state of well-being, joy, or contentment.
Number of Quotes: 18

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Anonymous

When you think about it, giving up your real personality is a small price to pay for the richness of living happily ever after with an actual man!
Lynda Barry

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono

Those who won our independence ... believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis Brandeis

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
The Sphere and Duties of Woman
George Burnap

The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
Charles Dickens

Action may not always bring happiness ... but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support, and opens the way to wealth, honor, and happiness.
John Howe

To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Anita Roddick

Happiness ... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.

Richard II
William Shakespeare

Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
As You Like It
William Shakespeare

The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Publilius Syrus

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Oscar Wilde

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