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Happiness quotes "100 happy quotations to uplift your life"



01. 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



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



03. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Martha Washington



04. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand



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



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



07. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam



08. Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman



09. True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca



10. 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



11. Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prévert



12. If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy



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



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



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



16. Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
E.L. Konigsburg



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



18. Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Norm Papernick



19. I don't think you can feel a sense of entitlement and still be happy. Happiness always comes from feeling that you've been blessed.
Robert Brault



20. Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky



21. What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.



22. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Openheim



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



24. "Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.
A.A. Milne



25. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown



26. Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.
Hazelmarie Elliott



27. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young



28. Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
St. Augustine



29. Pleasure is spread through the earth. In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
William Wordsworth



30. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln



31. Happiness is a form of courage.
Holbrook Jackson



32. We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
Jean de La Bruyere



33. 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



34. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Berke Breathed



35. The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.
Robert Brault



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



37. Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney J. Harris



38. The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.
James Hopwood Jeans



39. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama



40. Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
John Harrigan



41. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Lady Blessington



42. The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.



43. A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
Bernard de Fontenelle



44. Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?
Yevgeny Zamyatin



45. A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap.
Miriam Muhammad



46. Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant



47. Filling your heart with happiness is more profitable than filling your hands with riches.
Astrid Alauda



48. 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



49. The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw



50. Some pursue happiness, others create it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson TWEET THIS



51. If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
W. Beran Wolfe



52. 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



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



54. I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.
Diego Val



55. There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh



56. We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.
David C. Hill



57. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.
Gerald Jampolsky



58. I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.
Allen J. Lefferdink



59. So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.
Booth Tarkington



60. We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton



61. Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. Channing Pollock



62. The happy have whole days, and those they choose. The unhappy have but hours, and those they lose.
Colley Cibber



63. The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles L. Morgan



64. Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch



65. Happiness is... usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Thomas Szasz



66. You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.
Alyson Noel



67. Doing cartwheels in the green grass of happiness and skipping high towards the blue heavenly skies of joy!
Terri Guillemets



68. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw



69. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.



70. The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan



71. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
Anton Chekhov



72. Happiness is an inside job. - William Arthur Ward TWEET THIS



73. Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.
Douglas Jerrold



74. The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.
J.D. Salinger



75. If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.
Tenzin Gyatso ()14th Dalai Lama)



76. Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Werner Erhard



77. Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky



78. Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



79. When you’re really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights — and flowers will bloom on a barren land.
Terri Guillemets



80. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison



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



82. 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



83. To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus



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



85. 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



86. Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.
Mignon McLaughlin



87. No matter how carefully you plan your life, in the end your happiness comes down to someone who one day just walked into it.
Robert Brault



88. One day you just say "To heck with it," and you go looking for trouble, and you find happiness.
Robert Brault



89. Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou



90. I don't think most people want to be unhappy. It's just something they've gotten good at. - Robert Brault TWEET THIS



91. Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart.
Terri Guillemets



92. Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
Benjamin Franklin



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



94. Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.
Unknown Author



95. Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw



96. Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks



97. We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley



98. You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you’ll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
Lavetta Sue Wegman



99. The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life...
William Morris



100. Be virtuous and you'll be happy? Nonsense! Be happy and you'll begin to be virtuous.
James Gould Cozzens



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