10 Famous Quotes on Happiness

10 Famous Quotes on Happiness
February 6, 2012 Leslie Juvin-Acker

1. The Life of the intellect is the best and pleasantest for man, because the intellect more than anything else is the man. Thus it will be the happiest life as well.  – Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

2. No being can make another one happy. – W.H. Auden, Postscript: The Frivolous & the Earnest

3. Human happiness konsists in having what yu want, and wanting what yu have. – Josh Billings, Plum Pits

4. That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. – Willa Cather, My Antonia

5. The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are. – Desiderius Erasmus,  The Praise of Folly

6. Comparison, more than Reality, makes Men happy or wretched. -Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia

7. The first and indispensable requisite of happiness is a clear conscious. – Edward Gibbon, Memoirs of My Life and Writings

8. The surpreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves- say rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

9. Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. – Aldous Huxley, Religion and Time

10. Happiness depends more on the inward Disposition of Mind than on the outward circumstances. – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, November 1757

Source: “Quotationary” Leonard Roy Frank, Random House Webster’s