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A collection of Special quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insights into life.

Happiness Quotes

Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Sir Walter Besant
Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.
Sir William Blackstone
The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.

Pearl S. Buck
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness.

Benjamin Franklin
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Moderation in all things -- including moderation.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately coordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand.

Eric Hoffer
You can never get enough of what you don't really need.

Indian Proverb
The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.

Thomas Jefferson
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.

Alice Kahn
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press 3.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

I have a dream that one day ... the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. 

Rose Lane
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.

George Mason
All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety.

Neil A. McDonald
Freedom is not a fixed and possessed thing. It is a quality of life. And like action itself, it is something experienced only by individuals.

John Stuart Mill
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

Zero Mostel
The freedom of any society varies proportionately with the volume of its laughter.

W. A. Nance
No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.

Harriet Nelson
Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.

Northwest Ordinance, Article III, 1787
Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

P. J. O'Rourke
When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state ... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people.

J. H. Payne
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

St. Peter
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Will Rogers
It will take America fifteen years of steady taking care of our own business and letting everybody else's alone, to get us back to where everybody speaks to us again.

Florence Sabin
The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites.

Eric Schaub
When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Albert Schweitzer
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.

George Bernard Shaw
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

The Koran
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.

The Mahabharata
This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbor which thou wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter.

Henry David Thoreau
If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life.

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.


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