We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the blind man possesses. In his affliction, to be served is to be caressed. Does he lack anything? no. Possessing love he is not deprived of light. A love, moreover, that is wholly pure. There can be no blindness where there is this certainty.
Victor Hugo quotes
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
Elbert Hubbard quotes
The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.
Elbert Hubbard quotes
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.
Thomas Jefferson quotes
This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plagued by unremitting anxiety … It becomes more and more imperative that the life of the spirit be avowed as the only firm basis upon which to establish happiness and peace.
Dalai Lama quotes
Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours...never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Your success and happiness lie in you...the great enduring realities are love and service...resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller quotes
The future is that period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured.
Ambrose Bierce quotes
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Jonathan Swift quotes
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes