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Quotations for Laughs #27 --- Pursuit of Happiness

Updated on March 8, 2011

Pursuit of Happiness Sayings

All the Constitution does is to guarantee the pursuit of happiness. It doesn’t run the race for you.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 7, 1940.

The Constitution merely guarantees the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch up with it yourself.

—Tom Ethridge, Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 19, 1973.

There are many returns in the pursuit of happiness--when one's wind gives out.

—Benjamin Arstein, San Antonio Daily Express, San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 1911.

Some people believe so strongly in the pursuit of happiness that they make themselves miserable trying to get more out of life than there is in it.

—Vernald William Johns, Garland Times, Garland, Utah, Dec. 13, 1935.

You pursue happiness; the pursuit gives you exercise; exercise gives you health; health gives you happiness.

Evening Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., April 24, 1931.

A husband is a man who lost his liberty in the pursuit of happiness.

—Lee R. Call, Star Valley Independent, Afton, Wyo., Sept. 2, 1960.

The strong character does not pursue happiness–it pursues him.

—J. Marvin Nichols, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., July 5, 1933.

Is it true that a wolf is a man who believes in life, liberty and the happiness of pursuit?

Chicago Heights Star, Chicago Heights, Ill., June 21, 1955.

It is the duty of government only to protect your right to pursue happiness--not to guarantee that you'll overtake it.

—Olin Miller, Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Dec. 8, 1934.

One certain way to win on a race is to bet that happiness will outrun the guy who's pursuing it.

Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Jan. 31, 1935.

Happiness must be a speed fiend. A lot of people are pursuing it at a terrific rate.

Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn., June 12, 1924.

In your pursuit of happiness, be sure you don't run right past it.

—Tom Ethridge, Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., April 14, 1973.

When you are in the pursuit of happiness be sure that you don't trip over your own feet.

Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Ill., April 14, 1920.

The pursuit of happiness is complicated by not knowing when you've found it.

Chinook Opinion, Chinook, Mont., Jan. 20, 1949.

The three inalienable rights: Life, liberty and pursuit of a parking space.

—Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., April 26, 1927.

The more you chase after happiness, the harder it is to catch.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., Feb. 10, 1930.

Short-winded: How some people get from the pursuit of happiness.

—Paul H. Gilbert, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, May 18, 1957.

Many make a sedentary habit of the pursuit of happiness.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 20, 1935.

People in the pursuit of happiness today find that the running expenses keep them out of breath.

Hamilton County Herald, Chattanooga, Tenn., June 13, 1958.

Some men's idea of the pursuit of happiness is to sprinkle salt on its tail.

New York Times, New York, N.Y., June 25, 1905.

Some pursue happiness, while others find it right where they are and don't pursue at all.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., April 2, 1927.

The pursuit of happiness, as a sport, requires more thought and preliminary training than most people give it.

—Jack Warwick, Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, March 26, 1941.

Most of the people in the pursuit of happiness are on the wrong road.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Aug. 14, 1926.

One trouble with the pursuit of happiness is that other people do get in the way.

Puck, New York, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1902.

A man attains happiness when he stops the pursuit of it long enough to point the way for another.

Payson Chronicle, Payson, Utah, Dec. 28, 1945.


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