HAPPINESS Quotations

HAPPINESS Quotations








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A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charles Chaplin

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness. - Fontanel

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live. - Bertrand Russell

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. - Raymond Hitchcock

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it. - Unknown

A smile is something you can't give away; it always comes back to you. - Unknown

A smile on your face can be felt on another's heart. - Rhonda Marlow

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. - Shantideva

All of the animals except for man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. - Horace Friess

Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life! - Steve Maraboli


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Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are so that you can finally be happy? The truth is that all unhappiness is caused by denial of the present. - Robert Anthony

As soon as you recognize that you are able to control your thoughts, happiness will come within your reach. - David Baird

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. - Marianne Williamson

Be happy. Talk happiness. - Helen Keller

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. - Scottish proverb

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours. - Zig Ziglar

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Unknown

Being happy enables you to be free from domination by the outside world. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking. - H W Byles

Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’ - Marianne Williamson

Decide to be happy, knowing it’s an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff. - Denis Waitley

Do not look back on happiness, or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. - Henry Ward Beecher

Don’t confuse comfort with happiness. - H Jackson Brown, Jr




Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. - Dr Suess

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose. - C S Lewis

Don't put your happiness on hold by giving it conditions such as: 'I'll be happy when...' Choose to feel positive now, and enjoy the journey. - Mario Cortes

Don't Worry, Be Happy. - Bobby McFerrin

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fun is about as good a habit as there is. - Jimmy Buffett

Get into the habit of laughing; too many of us have forgotten how to laugh. As people grow older, they sometimes forget that they ever laughed. It is a part of their childhood that they can no longer remember. - Maxwell Maltz

Getters generally don't get happiness; givers get it. Simply give others a bit of yourself. - Charles H Burr

Giggle potential is everywhere; we just need to slow down long enough to see it. - Marilyn Meberg

Go after what you want, but enjoy the trip. - Robert Anthony

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. - Andy Rooney

Happiness depends on what you can give. Not what you can get. - Gandhi

Happiness does not come about only due to external circumstances; it mainly derives from inner attitudes. - Dalai Lama

Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. - William Dempster Hoard

Happiness doesn't depend on any external condition; it is governed by our mental attitude. - Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. - Dale Carnegie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a choice. - Barry Neil Kaufman

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. - Mildred Barthel

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. - Deepak Chopra

Happiness is a form of courage. - Holbrook Jackson

Happiness is a habit - cultivate it. - Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object. - Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a 'state of mind' which we ourselves have the power to control - and that control lies in our thinking. - Claude M Bristol

Happiness is a way to travel, not a destination. - Roy Goodman

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler

Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your Weight. - Tom Stoppard

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. - Napoleon Hill

Happiness is intrinsic, it's an internal thing. When you build it into yourself, no external circumstances can take it away. - Leo Buscaglia

Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself. - Unknown

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. - Palmer Sondreal

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. - Daphne Du Maurier

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. - H Jackson Brown, Jr

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is simply a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time. - Maxwell Maltz

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. - Ayn Rand

Happiness is the soundtrack of my life. - Grey Livingston

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Gandhi

Happiness lies in the pursuit of a desire as much as in the fulfillment of it. - Unknown

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. - Robert Frost

Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. - John Barrymore

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. - Democritus

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates

He who laughs, lasts. - Mary Pettibone Poole

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. - Mark Twain

I am happy and content because I think I am. - Alain-Rene Lesage

I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while climbing it. - Andy Rooney

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate. - George Burns

If I can bring joy into the world, then I'll be successful. - Bobby McFerrin

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton

If we cannot live happily in the present ‘now’, we will never find happiness in a later ‘now’. - Che Garman

If you don't enjoy the journey, chances are you won't enjoy the destination. Start having fun NOW! - Aine Belton

If you feel you are not experiencing enough joy, you have only yourself to blame. - David E Bresler

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round & will lead you back to your door. - Robert Brault

If you wait until circumstances justify your thinking pleasant thoughts, you are likely to wait forever. - Maxwell Maltz

If you want to be happy, be. - Henry David Thoreau

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. - Andrew Carnegie

Imagine all the wondrous things your arms might embrace if they weren't wrapped so tightly around your struggles. - Sheila Burke

It is impossible to be happy unless you are first able to love and acknowledge yourself as you are, warts ‘n all. - David Lawrence Preston

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness. - Thomas Jefferson

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy. - Kant

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. - Charles Spurgeon

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. - Denis Waitley

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy & keep choosing it every day. - Henri Nouwen

Joy in looking and comprehending is Nature's most beautiful gift. - Albert Einstein

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. - Charles Du Bos

Joy is not in things, it is in us. - Richard Wagner

Joy is not in what we own...it's in what we are. - Unknown

Joy is the soul made visible. - Susan Santucci

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. - Sigurd F Olson

Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who is there. - Rumi

Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. - Arnold Glasgow

Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle

Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least. - Mark Twain

Laughter is the language of the soul. - Pablo Neruda

Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life. - Unknown

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. - Victor Hugo

Learn to be happy with what you’ve got, while in pursuit of what you want. - Jim Rohn

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. - Buddha

Learn to nurture seeds of joy within yourself. Ask yourself, "What's one action that I can take to increase my joy today?" - Susan Santucci

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. - Eileen Caddy

Make today a joyous happening! Move towards your dream, and smile at everything and everyone along the way. - Che Garman

Memories are flowers that bloom no matter what the weather. - Unknown

Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. - Artur Rubinstein

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. - Unknown

Nobody can bring you happiness but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. - Cynthia Nelms

Nothing outside of ourselves will ever make us happy, because happiness is an inside-out experience. - Robert Anthony

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. - Robert Brault

Of all the gifts bestowed by nature on human beings, hearty laughter must be close to the top. - Norman Cousins

Of all the things God created, I am often most grateful He created laughter. - Charles Swindoll

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. - William R Inge

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them. - Goethe

One joy shatters a hundred griefs. - Chinese proverb

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way. - Isabelle Eberhardt

One's satisfaction is satisfied by satisfying others. - Rueben Lee

Other people are not responsible for our happiness. They also are not responsible for our unhappiness. - Jim Hartness

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

People need joy quite as much as they need clothing. Some of them need it far more. - Margaret Collier Graham

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. - William Feather

Real bliss is to have peace of mind. - Deepak Chopra

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe. - Doug Larson

Real happiness comes from inside. Nobody can give it to you. - Sharon Stone

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. - Dale Carnegie

Seriousness is equated with responsibility, when, in fact, I think we would be much more responsible if we had more joy and laughter in our lives. - Deepak Chopra

Smile - it increases your face value. - Unknown

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. - Anthony D'Angelo

Smiles are great investments: the more you collect, the better you feel. - Unknown

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. - Emory Austin

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them. - Madame de Stael

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy. - Stephen Fry

Success is about a happy life, and a happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people do not allow the happy moments because they are so busy trying to get a happy life. - Unknown

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher

The best use anyone can make of any day is to enjoy it - and then spread that joy to others. - John Kremer

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1. - Unknown

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain

The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today. - Charles Eliot

The faculty of laughter is not in the brain but in the heart. - Laurent Joubert

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past. - Andre Maurois

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim

The fountain of contentment must spring up in the mind. - Samuel Johnson

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. - Thomas Jefferson

The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness. - Deepak Chopra

The greater the joy you express, the more joy you experience. - Arnold Patent

The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy. - Luther Burbank

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything. - Unknown

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius

The happy person often walks, unshaken, along the path that a thousand unhappy people insist is wrong. - David Baird

The head thinks, the hands labor, but it's the heart that laughs. - Liz Curtis Higgs

The kind of happiness that stays with you is the happiness that springs from inward thoughts and emotions. - William Lyon Phelps

The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person. - Brian Tracy

The mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickenson

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. - E E Cummings

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing. - James Brown

The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. - Eckhart Tolle

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. - Dalai Lama

The search for happiness is unlike any other search, for we search last in the likeliest places. - Robert Brault

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is. - Desiderius Erasmus

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. - Robert G Ingersoll

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude. - Dalai Lama

The wall we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. - Jim Rohn

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. - Doug Larson

There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all. - Unknown

There are hundreds of ways to bring a smile to someone’s face. But the easiest way is to simply give them one of yours. - Che Garman

There are thousands of books on the joy of gardening and cooking. Alas, there are only few on the joy of living. - Robert Muller

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of humans achieve the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. - Freya Stark

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. - Henry Van Dyke

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. - Buddha

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. - Charles Dickens

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. - James M Barrie

Time is never wasted when you're doing something you enjoy. - Unknown

To miss out on joy is to miss out on the reason for your existence. - Lewis Smedes

To praise is an investment in happiness. - David Dunn

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. - John W Gardner

Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body. - George Carlin

Unhappy people usually carry some reason for unhappiness with them… just in case one can’t be found along the way. - Unknown

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. - Marcus Aurelius

We are only as happy or unhappy as we believe we are. - Che Garman

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. - Ben Sweetland

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh. - William James

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Keonig

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others. - Unknown

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. - Yiddish Proverb

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure, but scattered along life’s path, the good they do is inconceivable. - Joseph Addison

Whatever goal you want to reach, you can reach it 10 times faster if you are happy. - Steve Chandler

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. - Bob Hope

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When action comes from another section, the feeling disappears. - Rumi

Why is it that the search for happiness is something that makes so many people depressed? - Unknown

Whatever goal you want to reach, you can reach it 10 times faster if you are happy. - Steve Chandler
You’re never fully dressed without a smile. - Martin Charnin

You should strive to find happiness every day and not believe that it comes at the end of the journey. - Bill Clinton

You're never fully dressed without a smile. - Martin Charnin
 

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