Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Sayings

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.

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

Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.

People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.

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

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.

It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.

Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better person – not perfect, but still a work in progress.

Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.

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.

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.

There’s a higher form of happiness in commitment. I’m counting on it.

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.’

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

I think if you’re a good person and spread happiness, good things will come to you!

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

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

In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

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

Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.

The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.

‘Sunrise Sunset’ is about trying to get to a place where life is simple and not letting the stress and happenings in the world get in the way of your happiness.

Most of us need time to work through pain and loss. We can find all manner of reasons for postponing forgiveness. One of these reasons is waiting for the wrongdoers to repent before we forgive them. Yet such a delay causes us to forfeit the peace and happiness that could be ours.

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

It gets better: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It may take one day, it may take ten years. But one day, you will find happiness if you manifest it. Put that energy out, and it’ll come back.

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.

The culture of a workplace – an organization’s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.

At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.

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

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

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 own 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.

We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.

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

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.

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

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

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.

I’ve realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it’s my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

The happiness of society is the end of government.

Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.

Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Independence is happiness.

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

Perfect happiness would be knowing that all my family and friends were happy and safe. Then I’d go to a tropical island with my husband where it was gorgeous and fun all day long and interesting and fun all evening. Good food and dancing would be nice, too, and weekly visits from those safe and happy family and friends. Plus world peace.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.

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.

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

I don’t know about happy endings, because I don’t think, eventually, anything is happy. You feel a bout of happiness with good news. Five minutes later, there could be a traffic jam or a phone call from an irritating relative or a weird thought, or it could be a tweet that annoys you, and your emotion will flip immediately.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it’s a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.

The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of my mosque.

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.

If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.

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.

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn’t have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today.

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

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

Personal health is related to self-control and to the worship of life in all its natural beauty – self-control bringing with it happiness, renewed youth, and long life.

I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find the happiness amid the heartbreak.

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

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

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

I get way too much happiness from good food.

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.

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

Few and far between are the books you’ll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read.

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

My definition of beauty is happiness. I believe that when you are happy, it shines through and makes you a more attractive and beautiful person!

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.

They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it’s nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that’s happiness.

Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.

Respect your partner. Be happy in your partner’s happiness.

Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.

I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.

Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

I’m a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.

If you want to be happy, be.

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Be happy in what you do. Be respectful of yourself. Do good works for others, and the goodness will come back to you and make you a better person. I think that’s what happiness is all about.

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.

Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

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

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

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

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

Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man.

In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about an inner happiness and an overall well-being.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.

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

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

It’s good to be happy and tell us how cool your life is and how awesome you are on social media. That’s great because it inspires other people to be happy, too. But a lot of times, people are trying to be happy in the wrong ways – with money or with different things that are not true happiness.

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.

It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.

It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure.

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God.

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

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