Happiness - Quotes & Sayings

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

John C. Maxwell

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

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

Dalai Lama

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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

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.

Joel Osteen

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

Dale Carnegie

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.

James E. Faust

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.

Buddha

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

Thucydides

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

Ausonius

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

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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.

Kevyn Aucoin

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Omar Khayyam

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

Kareena Kapoor Khan

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

George Sand

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

John Harrigan

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

Rakul Preet Singh

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.

Izabella Scorupco

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.

Alana Stewart

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.

Taylor Swift

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.

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

'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.

Benny Cassette

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

Mother Teresa

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.

Buddha

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

Dionne Warwick

I get way too much happiness from good food.

Elizabeth Olsen

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

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Ayn Rand

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

Nana Mouskouri

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

Tom Wilson

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

John Gunther

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

Gertrude Stein

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.

Robert Baden-Powell

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

Albert Schweitzer

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.

Bruce Cameron

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

Ashley Montagu

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.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

George Foreman

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Benjamin Franklin

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Daniel Boone

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillips Brooks

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

William Morris

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Bernard Meltzer