Quotes About Happiness

We all want to be happy. Happiness is everybody's fundamental goal in life. We study in order to be happy later in life. We're dating and getting married to enter happiness. We buy big houses and other stuff for the purpose of happiness. We do all sorts of crazy things just to reach happiness (have you watched Will Smith's "The Pursuit of Happiness"?). This is what we do throughout our lives: pursue happiness.

Therefore, I am always keen to find out what others think about happiness. Having lived for many years, what can other people, from all walks of life, say about happiness? There are some very interesting quotes and sayings on happiness below. Check them out.

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

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

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities." Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

"Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." Roy Goodman

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves." Helen Keller

"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen." Stacey Charter

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

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

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time." Edith Wharton

"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 a radiator." W. Beran Wolfe

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." Rita Mae Brown

"If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap. If you want happiness for a day - go fishing. If you want happiness for a month - get married. If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else." Chinese proverb

"It turns out we're all taking different paths in pursuit of the same goal: happiness." Unknown author

"In order to be utterly happy, the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past." Andrť Gide

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." Oscar Wilde

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." Burton Hills

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." John D. Rockfeller III

"There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it." Edith Wharton

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice." Samuel Johnson

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

"The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you donít. If you keep saying your slippers arenít yours, then youíll die searching, youíll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more." Abraham Verghese

"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 opened for us." Helen Keller

"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

"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

"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." Ernest Hamingway

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." Mark Twain

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"To fill the hour - that is happiness." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it... And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it." Elizabeth Gilbert

"There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination." Unknown author

"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." Carl Jung

"Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius


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