All your favorite quotes!
''True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.''
- Joseph Addison The Spectator, March 17, 1711
''Very little is needed to make a happy life.''
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Meditations
''The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.''
- Al Batt in National Enquirer
''The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.''
- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Physiologie du Gout, 1825
''One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.''
- Rita Mae Brown
''Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.''
- George Burns
''The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.''
- William Cowper
''If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.''
- Immanuel Hermann Fichte
''To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.''
- Gustave Flaubert
''A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.''
- Anatole France
''Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.''
- Robert Frost
''Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.''
- Roy M. Goodman
''It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.''
- Kin Hubbard
''Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.''
- Victor Hugo Les Miserables
''Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.''
- Helen Keller
''When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.''
- Nicole Kidman in The Scotsman
''Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.''
''Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.''
- Oscar Levant
''Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.''
- Christopher Morley
''The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.''
- James Oppenheim
''Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.''
- Ayn Rand
''Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.''
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
''I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.''
- J.D. Salinger
''Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.''
- Albert Schweitzer
''No man is happy who does not think himself so.''
- Publilius Syrus Maxims
''The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.''
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
''Man is the artificer of his own happiness.''
- Henry David Thoreau Journal, January 21, 1838
''Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.''
- Unknown The Laws of Manu