Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Happiness (19 Quotes)


    It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

    What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it.... Happiness springs immediately from the mind.

    Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless.

    Happy that nation, fortunate that age, whose history is not diverting.

    The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.


    Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.

    With regard to future bliss, I cannot help imagining that multitudes of the zealously orthodox of different sects, who at the last day may flock together in hopes of seeing each other damned, will be disappointed, and obliged to rest content With the


    The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

    Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.

    Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

    Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

    Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

    If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.

    By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.



    Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

    There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.


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