Quotes about Happiness

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

Sir James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.


"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

Elmer Letterman (-)


"Don't send me the brilliant generals, send me the lucky ones."

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.


"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."

Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a Franco-German (Alsatian) theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician.


"Who is wise ? He that learns from everyone.
Who is powerful ? He that governs his passions.
Who is rich ? He who is content.
Who is that ? Nobody."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705) – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination."

Ray Goodman (-)


"Happiness is not a destination, it's a method of life."

Burton Hills (-)


"Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident."

Mark Twain, born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do so. Luck to me is something else, hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive.One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television.