Quotes About Happiness
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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with grace, love, and gratitude.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
[James M. Barrie]
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
[Dr. Robert Anthony]
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
Happiness is… sand between my toes.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
I’d far rather be happy than right any day.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
[Maharishi Mahesh Yogi]
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
It is not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
The true secret to happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
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.
The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
[Winnie the Pooh]
I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness
If you want to be happy, be.
If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’ If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
[Mary Lou Retton]
The happiness of society is the end of government.
I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
[H. Jackson Brown, Jr.]
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The only joy in the world is to begin.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
[Winnie the Pooh]
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
[Thich Nhat Hanh]
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
[Anthony de Mello]
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.
The grass is always greener where you water it.
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]
The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Happiness is a state of activity.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
[Marquis de Condorcet]
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.
When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn!