155 AMAZING HAPPINESS QUOTES. 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. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein 

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

  •  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 
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If you speak or act with an evil thought, pain follows you. If you speak or act with a pure thought, happiness follows you, like a shadow that never leaves you. Buddha 
  • I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx 
  • Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and the end of human existence. Aristotle 
  • 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 destiny. Albert Ellis 
  • Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler 
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Herman Cain 

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Agnes Repplier 

  • No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara De Angelis 
  • The (US) Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin 

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient Aristotle 

  • Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. Dale Carnegie 
  • There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus 
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs 
  • 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 which has been opened for us. Helen Keller 
  • He (she) who depends on himself (herself) will attain the greatest happiness. Chinese Proverbs 
  • The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. Ashley Montagu 

Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct. Eleanor Roosevelt 

  • But what is happiness except for the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus 
  • Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. Bertolt Brecht 
  • Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie 
  • Success, happiness, peace of mind, and fulfillment – the most priceless of human treasures – are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen – who make “good” things happen – in the world around them. Joe Klock 

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

  • If you’re respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase long life, beauty, happiness, strength. Buddha 
  • Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn 
  • Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only from reality. Chamfort
  • Happiness is that state of consciousness that proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand 
  • We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. George Bernard Shaw 

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

  • As human beings, we all want to be happy and free from the misery we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear, and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness. Dalai Lama
  • To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two thinks. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, which could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. Jim Valvano 

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell 

  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles H. Spurgeon 
  • Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times, Aeschylus 
  • If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau 
  • I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness Dalai Lama 

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

  • The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Gustav Jung 
  • If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater. Buddha 
  • I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace. Dalai Lama 
  • Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions. Aristotle 

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. Andre Gide 

  • Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. Gretta Brooker Palmer 
  • It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness. James Matthew Barrie 
  • The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. Charles Morgan 
  • 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 Jr. 

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. Gene Hill

  • If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation. Anais Nin 
  • The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives – DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER. Dale E. Turner 
  • If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it to make ourselves happy. Blaise Pascal 

Happiness? That’s nothing more than good health and poor memory. Albert Schweitzer 

  • The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, inevitably, we will never be so. Blaise Pascal 
  • Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, bring happiness. Harold Kushner 
  • Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller 
  • I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G. K. Chesterton 
  • They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental ‘harmony. James Allen 

  • Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or a computer. Dalai Lama
  • You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. Chinese Proverbs 
  • The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even amid the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smile through the tears. The happiness for which our soul’s ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness needs no outward stimulus. Billy Graham 
  • There is nothing to trust seeking happiness from outside, you will only become exhausted with suffering, with is without satisfaction and end. Dalai Lama 

Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter. Benjamin Franklin 

  • No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. Helen Keller 
  • If you want happiness for a lifetime – help the next generation. Chinese Proverbs 
  • You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace. Ernie Banks 
  • If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation. Dalai Lama

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness George Orwell 

  • The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping. Dale Carnegie 
  • May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, And every gentle wind that blows send the happiness to you. Irish Blessings 
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens. Helen Keller 
  • I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life. George Clooney 

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Chuang Tzu 

  • There is no happiness like spiritual knowledge. Chanakya 
  • True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
  • Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. Dennis Wholey 
  • Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure. Calvin & Hobbes 

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you. Grenville Kleiser 

  • The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. J. Donald Walters 
  • Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown Jr. 
  • For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart— then no problem. Dalai Lama 
  • Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. Alice Walker 
  • 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. Helen Keller 

If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. Bertrand Russell 

  • Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. George Washington 
  • You have it easily in your power to increase the total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. Dale Carnegie 

There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts. Bhagavad Gita 

  • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Earl Nightingale 
  • Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller 
  • It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and many feelings for the rest of the world as well as ourselves. George Eliot 
  • Happiness is a continuation of happenings that are not resisted. Deepak Chopra 

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

  • The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than how you take it. Elbert Hubbard 
  • Being happy is better than being king. African Proverb 

Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy. Dale Carnegie 

  • If a man will understand how intimately, yea, how inseparably, self-control and happiness are associated, he has but to look into his own heart, and upon the world around,…Looking upon the lives of men and women, he will perceive how the hasty word, the bitter retort, the act of deception, the blind prejudice, and foolish resentment bring wretchedness and even ruin in their train. James Allen 
  • It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while. Helen Keller 
  • The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda 

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

  • It’s good to be just plain happy, it’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss. Henry Miller 
  • To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha 
  • There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau 

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness Bertrand Russell 

  • True happiness…is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller 
  • Happiness is a journey…not a destination. Ben Sweetland 
  • I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world. Helen Keller 

 The secret of happiness is having something meaningful to do, seeking purpose. John Burroughs 

  • A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. Honore de Balzac 
  • A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else Bette Davis 
  • False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared. Charles de Montesquieu 
  • A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. Fontenelle 
  • All we need to make ourselves happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley 

Happiness is a habit – cultivate it. Elbert Hubbard 

  • Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. G. K. Chesterton 
  • What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others. French Proverb 
  • Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. Benjamin Franklin 

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment. Hasidic Proverb 

  • Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring. Chinese Proverb 
  • Everyone wants happiness; nobody wants to suffer. Many problems around us are mental projections of certain negative or unpleasant things. If we analyze our mental attitude, we may find it quite unbearable. Therefore, a well-balanced mind is very useful and we should try and have a stable mental state. Dalai Lama 
  • Each has his happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstaking Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson 

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

  • Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice, there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. Daisaku Ikeda 
  • I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be the fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability, to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts, and fill it with zeal and courage and love, when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly, I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness. Edward Young 

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther 

  • We all live intending to be happy, our lives are all different and yet the same. Anne Frank 
  • I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness for them to realize that that’s not really what happiness is. Alanis Morissette 
  • Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness. Abdul Kalam 

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

  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois 
  • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly that appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. Anna Pavlova 
  • Knowledge is happiness because to know—broad, deep knowledge—is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. Helen Keller 

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. Albert Camus 

  • May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through. An Irish Blessing
  • This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plague by unremitting anxiety. It becomes more and more imperative that the life of the spirit be avowed as the only firm basis upon which to establish happiness and peace. Dalai Lama 
  • The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Arthur Schopenhauer 

Happy is the person who finds wisdom, and he (she) who receives understanding. Bible 

  • Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. Charles W. Eliot 
  • There is the happiness that comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new inventions, creating a vast industry. Henry Miller 
  • There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving Henry Drummond
  • The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. Bertrand Russell 

On the highway of life, we most often recognize happiness out of the rearview mirror. Frank Tyger MK 

  • 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. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Gustav Jung 
  • One is happy as a result of one’s efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes: a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. George Sand
  • Being nice is one of many bridges on the road to Happiness. Donna A. Favors

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. George Santayana

  • The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. Epictetus 
  • My upbringing made me as I am now. But I can become merry and happy at once. There were many years I was feeling at a loss about my life or how I grew up. I couldn’t understand what is right or what is precious. At that time, I was so miserable and self-defeating. I was feeling angry with various things. My anger came up to the surface then. I don’t say such tendency has disappeared. Even now there are anger and the dark side in me. But it’s the first time I’ve been so close to the light. Johnny Depp 

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It’s growth – mental, financial, you name it. Harold S. Geneen 

  • Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire 
  • Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas Pere 
  • And Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. Iris Murdoch




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