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~ Happiness Quotes ~

Happiness Is Contentment In Varying Degrees


Happiness quotes delves into what this emotion or sensation called happiness really is. There are many degrees of happiness and it is indeed a paradox. What defines happiness and what makes a happy person happy?

One can describe various states of happiness, such as contentment, satisfaction, pleasure and joy, which are more 'conservative states', to ecstasy and exhilaration which can be considered more 'extreme'.

What-ever this emotion is, it is a sure fact that happiness is usually short term. Happiness comes not from seeking it but rather from accepting life, going with the flow and acting on ones true underlying wants and needs. Achievement of these goals brings happiness, but as with all things, happiness is not the end product, but rather an ongoing process.

Through 'Happiness Quotes' we learn and explore the definition of happiness and realize that it is a state of ones "internal being". To be happy is one thing, to stay happy is a mind shift.

Studying these happiness quotes assists in achieving emotional fulfillment.



~ Happiness Conundrum ~

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit ~ Denis Waitley


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~ Happiness Quotes - A Study Of Emotional Fulfillment ~


A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience ~ Sydney Smith

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug ~ Josh Billings

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of ~ Jane Austen

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings ~ James Allen

A man who, as a physical being, is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him ~ Soren Kierkegaard

A mind always employed is always happy ~ Thomas Jefferson

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories ~ Honore de Balzac

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it ~ Theodor Adorno

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted ~ George Santayana



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A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else ~ Bette Davis

A thing of beauty is a joy forever ~ John Keats

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness ~ Stendhal

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek ~ John Buchanan Robinson

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values ~ Ayn Rand

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

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action ~ William James

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain ~ John Stuart Mill

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives ~ C. S. Lewis

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness ~ Laurence Sterne



~ Happiness Quotes - A Study Of Emotional Fulfillment ~



All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love ~ Baruch Spinoza

All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness ~ William Law

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin ~ Lord Byron

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife ~ Daniel Boone

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness ~ Baltasar Gracian

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez America

has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered ~ Louis D. Brandeis

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects ~ Orson Pratt

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin ~ Aeschylus



~ Happiness Quotes - A Study Of Emotional Fulfillment ~



Anything you're good at contributes to happiness ~ Bertrand Russell

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours ~ Dale Carnegie

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man ~ Samuel Richardson

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour ~ Anthony Trollope

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness ~ Abdul Kalam Beauty

is the promise of happiness ~ Edmund Burke

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her ~ Ambrose Bierce

But happiness is no respecter of persons ~ Stephen Fry

But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star ~ Victoria Jackson

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes ~ William Shakespeare



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Definition of Happiness.....Wikipedia

Definition of Happiness.....The Free Dictionary



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