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Famous Happiness Quotes

So what’s the most common thing universally desired by entire human civilization? Still thinking or just wondering what to choose from success, satisfaction, peace or Happiness? Yes, I agree that all of them are important but perhaps purpose of all the activities performed by humans is just one and that is happiness. The search of happiness has remained an ever-going process for mankind. This is what led Prince Siddhartha to turn into Buddha. Happiness is what many illustrious sages sought while meditating for years. All the actions are of no use if happiness cannot be attained. So let’s have a look at some of the most relevant and helpful happiness quotes.

 What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others.

– Immanuel Kant

 The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.

– Erasmus

 Great efforts from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

– William Ellery Channing

I have learnt to seek my happiness in limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

– John Stuart Mill

 Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

– Epictetus

 Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.

– John Balguy

 We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 Happiness consists not in having much, but in wanting no more than you have.

– Lydia Maria Child

 A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

– Sir J. Stephen

 Oh, be he king or peasant, he is happiest

Who in his home finds peace.

– Goethe

 Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.

– J. Petit Senn

 Condition, circumstance, is not the thing;

Bliss is the same in subject or in king.

– Alexander Pope

 To be secure, be humble. To be happy, be content.

– James Hurdis

 It is not great, but little good-haps that make up happiness.

– J. Paul F. Richter

 Happy the man, and happy he alone,

He who can call today his own:

He who, secure within, can say —

Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.

– John Dryden