Quotes on Happiness

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No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Happiness comes when you are doing something because you really love to do it, and not because it gives you riches or makes you a prominent person.
Happiness and Beauty are by-products.
The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.
If you look around at your family and friends, you will see that the happiest people are the ones who don't pretend to know what's right for others and don't try to control anyone but themselves.
There is a secret to live a happy life, but it remains, in fact, a secret.
I believe it will have become evident why, for me, adjectives such as happy, contented, blissful, enjoyable, do not seem quite appropriate to any general description of this process I have called the good life, even though the person in this process would experience each one of these at the appropriate times. But adjectives which seem more generally fitting are adjectives such as enriching, exciting, rewarding, challenging, meaningful. This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint-fainthearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one's potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life. Yet the deeply exciting thing about human beings is that when the individual is inwardly free, he chooses as the good life this process of becoming.
Happy is the man who is nothing.
The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
The average level of happiness increases in old age; fewer negative emotions occur and, when they do, they don’t persist as long. Connected to this, brain-imaging studies show that negative images have less of an impact, and positive images have more of an impact on brain metabolism in older people, as compared to young.
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
You cannot buy happiness but you have to pay the price.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.
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