The simplest people are the happiest

Quotes about "happiness"

The ultimate human goal is happiness. / Ultimus finis hominum est beatitudo. - Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Italian theologian and philosopher

All people want to be happy. - Aristotle (384 - 322 BC), Greek philosopher. Quote from: Nicomachean Ethics

Happiness is self-sufficiency. - Aristotle (384 - 322 BC), Greek philosopher

Happy is he who has everything he wants. - Aurelius Augustinus (354-430), bishop and doctor of the church

Whoever wants happiness has to acquire what no stroke of fate can wrest from him. - Aurelius Augustinus (354-430), bishop and doctor of the church

Happiness in life depends on the good thoughts one has. - Marc Aurel (121-180), Roman emperor

Remember - it doesn't take much to have a happy life. - Marc Aurel (121-180), Roman emperor

Happiness is basically nothing more than the courageous will to live by accepting the conditions of life. - Maurice Barrès (1862-1923), French writer

Happiness is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do. - Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), Scottish writer

You are happy when you are poor, ... when you mourn, when you give in, when you hunger and thirst, when you are merciful and good, ... when you make peace with one another. - Bible. Quote from: Jesus of Nazareth, Sermon on the Mount

Future: the time when our business is good, our friends are loyal and our happiness is assured. - Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American writer

Two things are harmful to anyone who wants to climb the stairs of happiness. Be silent when it is time to speak and speak when it is time to be silent. - Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819-1892), German poet and translator

Happiness often comes from paying attention to small things, unhappiness often from neglecting small things. - Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), German poet, draftsman, painter

It is difficult to find happiness in us and it is quite impossible to find it anywhere else. - Nicolas Chamfort (1740-1794), French writer

Luck is like clocks: the simplest work best. - Nicolas Chamfort (1740-1794), French writer

Compassionate friendship makes happiness brighter and eases unhappiness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC), Roman statesman, orator and philosopher

Happiness is blind. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC), Roman statesman, orator and philosopher

There is nothing that people come closer to the gods than when they make people happy. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC), Roman statesman, orator and philosopher

It is impossible that someone is not happiest when he is totally dependent on himself and has everything in himself. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC), Roman statesman, orator and philosopher

Happiness rules life, not wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC), Roman statesman, orator and philosopher

Happiness is wasteful but impermanent. - Democritus (470-380 BC), Greek philosopher

Happiness does not reside in one's possession and not in gold, the feeling of happiness is at home in the soul. - Democritus (470-380 BC), Greek philosopher

The mind that gets used to drawing its joys from within itself is happy. - Democritus (470-380 BC), Greek philosopher

You have to share your happiness in order to multiply it. (You must share your happiness to multiply it. On doit partager son bonheur pour le multipler.) - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 - 1916), Austrian writer

There is only one way to happiness and that is to stop worrying about things that are beyond our control. - Epictetus (around 55-135), Greek philosopher

If you want to make someone happy, do not add anything to their wealth, but take away some of their desires. - Epicurus of Samos (341-270 BC), Greek philosopher

Kiss the lovely woman cheekily and hold her tight to your body. / For that gives happiness and high courage, as far as it is good and good. - Wolfram von Eschenbach, (1170/80 - 1220), German-speaking poet

Happy the haves! - Euripides (around 480 - 406 BC), Greek tragedy poet

Your first duty is to make yourself happy. If you are happy, you make others happy too. - Ludwig A. Feuerbach (1804 - 1872), German philosopher

There is no such thing as unconditional and unclouded happiness that lasts longer than five minutes. - Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898), German writer and journalist, writer

If you are happy you shouldn't want to be happier. - Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898), German writer and journalist, writer

The intention that man be happy is not included in the plan of creation. - Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis. Quote from: The discomfort in culture

Happiness is the fulfillment of children's wishes. - Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis

A moment of happiness outweighs millennia of fame. - Frederick II (of Prussia), called the Great (1712 - 1786), King of Prussia

Those who are happy can make people happy - those who do it increase their own happiness. - Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803), German poet

The greatest happiness of the thinking person is to have explored the explorable and to adore the unsearchable. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

Only memory must reveal to us / the grace that fate has bestowed on us. / We only ever know that we were happy / but we never know that we are happy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

Happy alone is the heart that loves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

Everyone has their own happiness under their hand, like the artist a raw material that he wants to transform into a shape. But it is with this art as with all; only the ability is innate to us; it has to be learned and carefully exercised. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

If you want to live happily, don't hate anyone and leave the future to God. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

Do you want to wander on and on? / See the good is so close! / Learn only to grasp happiness, / because happiness is always there. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German polymath and poet

If it has not become a need to be happy, it will never be. - Karl Gutzkow (1811-1878), German writer

The happiness of life does not consist in having little or no difficulties, but in overcoming them all victoriously and gloriously. - Carl Hilty (1833-1909), Swiss legal scholar and writer

Happy man, happy he alone, / who can completely own today / who can calmly say: / "Tomorrow, no matter how bad it is, / I lived today." - Horace (65 - 8 BC), Roman poet

Happiness is above all the calm, joyful certainty of innocence. - Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian playwright, writer

Take the lie of life from the average person and take away happiness at the same time. - Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian playwright, writer

Caution is the attitude that makes life safe but rarely happy. - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English scholar, writer and poet

No bad guy can be happy. - Decimus Iunius Juvenal (approx. 58-138), Roman satirical poet

Comparing is the end of happiness and the beginning of dissatisfaction. - Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher, writer and theologian

The door to happiness opens outwards - whoever tries to "run it in" just locks it. - Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher, writer and theologian

Those who want to be happy all the time, must change frequently. - Confucius (551 - 479 BC), Chinese philosopher

Misery is only the shadow of happiness, happiness is only the cloak of misery. - Laotse (6th century BC), Chinese philosopher

I regard inactivity as true happiness, while the world regards it as great calamity. It has been said, "Perfect happiness is the absence of the pursuit of happiness; perfect reputation is the absence of the pursuit of reputation." - Laotse (6th century BC), Chinese philosopher

How happy many people would be if they cared as little about the affairs of others as they did their own. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German scientist

Most people are as happy as they set out to be. - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), American lawyer, politician, and President of the United States

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. - Karl Marx (1818 - 1883), Rhenish Prussian stateless philosopher, critic and journalist

Ask yourself if you are happy and you will stop being happy. - John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), English philosopher and economist

You don't just want to be happy, you want to be happier than the others. And that's so difficult because we think others are happier than they are. - Charles-Louis de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755), French writer and philosopher of the state

Happiness is a frivolous person who puts on heavy make-up and is beautiful from a distance. - Johann Nepomuk Nestroy (1801 - 1862), Austrian actor and playwright

Man does not strive for happiness, only the English do. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), Prussian stateless philosopher

The first effect of happiness is a feeling of power. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Prussian stateless philosopher

The lucky ones are curious. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Prussian stateless philosopher

Formula of my happiness: a yes, a no, a straight line, a goal. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Prussian stateless philosopher

Happiness is talent for destiny. - Novalis (1772-1801), German poet

Possession doesn't make us half as happy as loss makes us unhappy. - Jean Paul (1763-1825), German writer

Only then do we humans recognize our happiness when we have lost what was once ours. - Titus Maccius Plautus (around 250 - 184 BC), Roman comedy poet

Happiness does not lie in knowledge, but in acquiring knowledge. - Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American poet, storyteller, and literary theorist

Happiness is good for the body, but sorrow strengthens the mind. - Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French writer, critic, intellectual

When you love someone in friendship, you wish to see them happy. - Sully Prudhomme (1839-1907), French writer and poet

People often argue about the value of happiness. / One calls the other stupid, / in the end no one knows anything. - Ferdinand Raimund (1790-1836), Austrian playwright

Man's greatest happiness is liberation from fear. - Walther Rathenau (1867-1922), German industrialist, politician

In friendship as in love, one is often happier through what one does not know than through what one knows. - François Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer and moralist

Happiness consists of a pretty bank account, a good cook, and impeccable digestion. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Confederate-French writer and philosopher

The will of man, that is his happiness. - Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German-speaking poet. Quote from: Wallenstein's camp

Every new thing, including happiness, is frightening. - Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German-speaking poet

Those who fall into misery are easily lost in people's memories. - Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German-speaking poet

Happiness is everything that shakes the soul. - Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931), Austrian writer

In the realm of reality one is never as happy as in the realm of thoughts. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher

If the painless state is accompanied by the absence of boredom, then earthly happiness is essentially achieved. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher

Everyone wants a happy life. / Omnes beatam vitam optent. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (around 4 BC - 65 AD), Roman philosopher, statesman and writer

Nature has made sure that living happily does not require a great deal of effort; everyone can make themselves happy. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (around 4 BC - 65 AD), Roman philosopher, statesman and writer

Happy is not someone who seems like that to others, but someone who thinks they are. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (around 4 BC - 65 AD), Roman philosopher, statesman and writer

Remember that human conditions are generally inconsistent, then you will not be too happy in happiness and not too sad in unhappiness. - Socrates (469 - 399 BC), Greek philosopher

Persistent happiness is boredom. - Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), German philosopher

Happiness is a miracle. The more you give, the more you have. - Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), French writer

Finding a happy person is better than a five pound note. He is the epitome of radiant friendliness, and when he walks into the room it appears as if a candle has been lit. - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish writer

Happy is the one who forgets / what can no longer be changed. - Johann Strauss (1825-1899), Austro-German composer. Quote from: The bat

Happiness is not that you can do what you want, but that you always want what you do. - Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian writer

Great happiness is in an extraordinarily happy family. The best way to get real happiness in life is this: Get out of yourself, carelessly on all sides, like a spider; weave a solid web of love and capture everything you meet in it: an old woman, a child, a girl or a policeman. - Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian writer

It's funny that no one with esprit would want happiness based on stupidity, and yet it is clear that one would make a good trade in the process. - Voltaire (1694-1778), French poet and philosopher

When I am happy, I am always good; but when i'm good i'm rarely happy. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer

The words "luck" and "happy" do not belong to the technical vocabulary of economics. Economists speak of prosperity, prosperity and contentment, but by that they mean a kind of happiness. - Karl Georg Zinn (1939 -), German economist