Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
- William James
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The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.
- William H. Seward
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore guard accordingly and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius
I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness.
- Pierre Salinger
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
- Robert Burton
You find happiness where you find it.
- Anna Paquin
Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.
- Charles Van Doren
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
- Bertolt Brecht
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
- Miguel de Unamuno