A collection of quotes on happiness.


“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” 

Ernest Hemingway


"Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."

Booker T. Washington


“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” 

Mark Twain


“All happiness depends on courage and work.” 

Honore De Balzac


“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” 

Mark Twain


“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.” 

Alexandre Dumas


“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” 

Jane Austen


“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.” 

Fyodor Dosteyevsky


“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” 

Charlotte Bronte


“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” 

Robert Frost


“It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life” 

Henrik Ibsen


“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” 

Edgar Allan Poe


“If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.” 

Edith Wharton


“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” 

Charlotte Bronte


“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.” 

Thomas Hardy


“It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.” 

Edgar Allan Poe


“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” 

Aldous Huxley


“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” 

J.M. Barrie