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Happiness Quotes

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
Marcel Pagnol

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

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

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
Wayne Dyer

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

Think of all the beauty thats still left in and around you and be happy!
Anne Frank

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
Bette Davis

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
HH the Dalai Lama: 

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus

It is a sad thing to look at happiness only through another’s eyes
Marquerite Blessington

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

…happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it…
Aristotle

Happiness is man’s greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.
Epicurus

Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.”
Paul H Dunn

Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours…. never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness…. Your success and happiness lie in you…. The great enduring realities are love and service…. Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying “Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.” If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too
Harrison Ford

Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever …. Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.
Aristotle

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.
Benjamin Franklin

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Dale Carnegie

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Leo Buscaglia

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
Helen Keller

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

“Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.”
Arthur Rubinstein

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.
Mark Twain

Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult.
Ann Radcliffe

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

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
George Santayana

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

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

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Helen Keller

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
Albert Einstein

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

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

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.
Malcolm Forbes

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

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.
Norman Lear

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson

Famous Quotes

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
Barack Obama 

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option”
Chuck Palahniuk

“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too. So we’re really not that different, me and you.”
Colin Raye

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

“I am easily satisfied with the very best.”
Winston Churchill

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
William James

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Bill Cosby

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
Mohandas Gandhi

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” “If people are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other, they will find a way.”
Morrie Schwartz

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
Princess Diana

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Will Smith

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.
Will Rogers

I’ll tell you one thing: Don’t ever give anybody your best advice, because they’re not going to follow it.
Jack Nicholson

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain

“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”
Chuck Palahniuk

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
Tom Krause

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
Jamie Paolinetti

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
Oscar Wilde

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Barack Obama

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

I’d luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.
Bette Davis

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan

I know I’m an acquired taste – I’m anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.
Tori Amos

If you haven’t got it. Fake it! Too short? Wear big high heels, but do practice walking!
Victoria Beckham

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Bono

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.
Walt Whitman

All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
T. S. Eliot

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Bhudda

Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.
Mel Brooks

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Carl Sandburg

I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
Bill Gates

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.
Denzel Washington

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood

“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.”
Katherine Hepburn

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