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What People Say About Happiness

September 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 30 secs

Whoever we are, happiness matters to us everyone.

Whoever we are, happiness matters to us everyone.

What do people say about happiness? Here are 21 quotes from wise minds going back to Ancient Greece through to the present day:

  1. Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses”.   Dale Carnegie
  2. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open”.   John Barrymore
  3. Happiness seems made to be shared”.   Pierre Corneille
  4. Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life”.     Linus Pauling
  5. You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness”.  Percy Ross
  6. “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul”.   Democritus
  7. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get”.   Dale Carnegie
  8. “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected”.    George Washington
  9. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.    Epictetus
  10. Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels”.   Bertolt Brecht
  11. Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket”.   Robert Orben quotes
  12. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness”.    Charles Spurgeon
  13. “The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it”.    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing”.    Napoleon Hill
  15. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring”.    Carl Sandburg
  16. Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment”.    Author Unknown
  17. Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way”.    Sophocles
  18. Happiness is a direction, not a place”.     Sydney Harris
  19. Happiness is like coke [as in the coking kind] – something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else”.  Author Unknown
  20. Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye”.    Austin O’Malley
  21. Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse”.  Adam Smith

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