Quotes about Happiness

"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years."

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist,and social critic.


"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."

William Seward Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) also known by his pen name William Lee was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer.


"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery"

Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor; the majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom.


"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them."

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher and civil servant. An influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy, his conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.


"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family... in another city."

George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer.