Cool Quotes About Happiness

  • Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. – Neil Gaiman
  • Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. – Carroll Bryant
  • If you cannot discover happiness, invent it. – Tasnim Nathoo
  • Thousands of Cancles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Budda
  • Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. – Karl Lagerfeld
  • Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life. – Todd Stocker
  • Happiness is when what you thing, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. – George Burns
  • Happiness is not something ready-made.  It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama
  • I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary. – Nicholas Sparks
  • A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde
  • Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz
  • I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. – Nikos Kazantzakis
  • From human problems come human solutions, which in turn spawn inspiration, creativity, insight and enlightenment. Without life’s problems, life would become stagnant, dull and boring. – Beth Johnson
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde
  • There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worring about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus
  • 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
  • Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. – Charles Dickens
  • Postponing happiness until “all your ducks are in order” means never because life is not that clean, fair or predictable. It isn’t what happens to you that defines your life, it is what you do with it that does. – Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. – James Oppenheim
  • I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. – Alexandre Dumas
  • Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. – Nelson Mandela
  • I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true. – Audrey Hepburn
  • The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.  It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. – Ashley Montagu
  • The safest way of not being very miserable is not to expect to be very happy. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost
  • It’s simple; be YOU. If you’re not being you, you’re being someone else. YOU are not here to be someone else. – Steve Maraboli
  • Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. – Buddha
  • Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.  Albert Schweitzer
  • Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change. – Friedrich Schiller
  • I’d far rather be happy than right any day. – Douglas Adams
  • Good sex isn’t just fun, it keeps us sane and happy. Having sex with someone makes us feel wanted, alive and potent. – Alain de Botton
  • Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price. – Orson Scott Card
  • Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. – Rose Lane
  • True happiness…is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller
  • Much of what we called “depression” was really dissatisfaction, a result of setting a bar impossibly high or expecting treasures we weren’t willing to work for. – Mitch Albom
  • To speak of happiness is to create happiness. – Marty Rubin
  • Those who make happiness the chief objective of life are bound to fail, for happiness is a by-product rather than an end in itself. – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • When I have come to you, at last (as I have always done), I have come to peace and happiness. I come home, now, like a tired traveller, and find such a blessed sense of rest! – Charles Dickens
  • I’m a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J.D. Salinger
  • I’ve learned that I don’t have to live in sadness – there’s not some cruel requirement that I should feel guilty about being happy. – Margaret Lesh
  • Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. – Joseph Addison
  • Only internal bliss is perpetual, nothing else is created to last. – Carl Henegan
  • 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
  • It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything. – Alexander McCall Smith
  • Learning to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you is one of the keys to your happiness. – Tom Giaquinto
  • Sometimes, in order to find happiness, one must allow some old bridges to collapse, in order to build better ones. – Lionel Suggs
  • I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. – Jane Austen
  • Unhappiness is caused when we cannot let go of our memories. – Jed Rubenfeld
  • Happiness does not lie in amusement; it would be strange if one were to take trouble and suffer hardship all one’s life in order to amuse oneself. – Aristotle
  • Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn’t: It’s just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting. – Carolyn Hax
  • Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes. – Katherine Mansfield
  • The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer
  • And what’s the point of changing when I’m happy as I am? – Paul McCartney
  • A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen
  • Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. – Bertrand Russell
  • The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. – J.M. Barrie
  • Anyone who tells you money can’t buy happiness never had any. – Samuel L. Jackson
  • Happiness isn’t something this island yields easily; the ground is too rocky and the sun too sparse for it to flourish. – Maggie Stiefvater
  • Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. – Mother Teresa
  • A life devoted to seeking pleasure, is a life committed to being discontent. – David Guerrero
  • Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong. – Marianne Williamson
  • There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. – Charlotte Brontë
  • 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’s what you think about. – Dale Carnegie
  • You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies. – Augusten Burroughs
  • Success is meaningless without fulfilment – both begin within. – Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
  • Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Oh, dreams! In one night, lying with one’s eyes shut, one may sometimes live through more than ten years of happiness. – Anton Chekhov
  • Whenever I see your smiling face, I have to smile myself, because I love you, yes I do. – James Taylor
  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • Once you’re truly happy with yourself alone, that’s when you are safe to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with. – Tyler Perry
  • Since every man is obliged to promote happiness and virtue, he should be careful not to mislead unwary minds, by appearing to set too high a value upon things by which no real excellence is conferred. – Samuel Johnson
  • Know you will win and you will win! – Stephen Richards
  • It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball
  • It doesn’t really seem possible that being happy is as simple as deciding to focus on what is good in the world and not on what is bad. – Missy Marston
  • Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. – Albert Camus
  • Most successes are unhappy. That’s why they are successes – they have to reassure about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. – Agatha Christie
  • Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington
  • Making love to a person in their sleep is the only guarantee they’ll wake up with a smile on their face. – Bauvard
  • Happiness is for those who don’t really need it. So I can live without happiness. – Bono
  • Happiness is the contentment in the heart, peace of mind, a sense of stability, a right attitude and being content with what is sufficient. – Moazzam Shaikh
  • 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
  • I hope death will be a great happiness, a happiness as great as that of love, fulfilled love. – Hermann Hesse
  • If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton
  • Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone. – Saul Bellow
  • The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. – Louisa May Alcott
  • The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors. – Thomas Jefferson
  • I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do. – C.S. Lewis
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time. – Edith Wharton
  • You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore
  • Happiness is a state of activity. – Aristotle
  • Happiness is not a destination. It is a mood, it is not permanent. It comes and goes and if people thought that way then maybe people would find happiness more often. – Mark Schwahn
  • I do want more. I am not content with being happy. I was not made for it. It is not my destiny. My destiny is the opposite. – Hermann Hesse
  • That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.  – Henry David Thoreau
  • What tickles the soul makes all the world well again. – Leandra J. Kalsy
  • Every person knows how to smile, but it takes happiness to appreciate it. – Louise Philippe Dulay
  • The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. – Martha Washington
  • The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurios
  • Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. – Bertolt Brecht
  • The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy. – Pete Wentz
  • Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. – Andy Rooney
  • I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. – Paul Simon
  • You can’t buy happiness. – Kurt Cobain
  • I do not think we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks. – Marlene Dietrich
  • 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. – Brian Tracy
  • Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear. – Taylor Swift
  • I don’t understand the point of being together if you’re not the happiest. – Gillian Flynn
  • A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? – Albert Einstein
  • My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox
  • There’s little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say, she hath often dreamt of unhappiness, and waked herself with laughing. –William Shakespeare
  • It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. – L.M. Montgomery
  • No one can grant you happiness. Happiness is a choice we all have the power to make. – Dean Koontz
  • We don’t live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means, and that is what life is for. – George Mallory
  • Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. – Dennis Waitley
  • But maybe happiness isn’t in the choosing. Maybe it’s in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along. – Lauren Oliver
  • For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Finally, when happiness came knocking on my door, I’d be waiting. I’d open the door and say: “Where have you been? What took you so long? And if you just give me a moment I’ll pack and go with you. – Constance Briscoe
  • There I am, in the Grade Six class picture, smiling broadly. Happy as a clam, is what my mother says for happy. I am happy as a clam: hard-shelled, firmly closed. – Margaret Atwood
  • Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn’t it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away. – Nenia Campbell
  • 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
  • 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
  • For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit. – Marilyn Monroe
  • To be happy, we must not be concerned with others – Albert Camus
  • You will have many enemies, but even your foes will love you. Life will bring you many misfortunes, but you will find your happiness in them, and will bless life and will make others bless it–which is what matters most. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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