Happiness quotes and sayings
I learned one thing; you never do anything for fame or money. You only do things 'cause they're fun or good. If you can combine the two at the same time, you can make a contribution to the world and have a lot of happiness.
I have been very fortunate in my life. I have had a lot of happiness. I have a great family and I work a lot, and that's what I like to do.
Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process.
We can go through our five senses in about a minute's time to become grounded in the present; and we can do this anytime we find ourselves in worry or speculation. Becoming grounded in our present makes us available to happiness.
John Mason Good
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
I'm a suck-it-up-and-move-on kind of person. Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness.
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.
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
Clayton M. Christensen
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
I don't look for bliss, just contentment.
Gamble, cheat, lie, and steal. Let me explain: Gamble for your best shot in life - dare to take risks. Cheat those who would have you be less than you are. Lie in the arms of those you love. And finally, steal every moment of happiness.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox
We live in an age that stresses personal goals, careers, happiness, work and religion. The emphasis is on the individual and how best that individual can satisfy himself.
Independence is happiness.
Susan B. Anthony
I'm not so interested in technology for technology's sake. I don't need incredibly sophisticated climate-control systems. And I'm absolutely amazed at the time people spend exchanging messages; I don't have a lot of time left over for those things.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac
Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
Theodor W. Adorno
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance - it's a silly thing to strife for. But satisfaction - if you seek satisfaction, you can succeed. Satisfaction is knowing that you're doing the best that you can do; you're living your life to the fullest.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Charles Caleb Colton
Happiness. It comes on unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really, any early morning talk about it.
To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.
In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity.
David A. Bednar
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
When you go to a show, Americans in New York are very proper, much more so than the French. Everything is perfect. Their hair, the nails, everything. The look. Everything is perfection.
There's happiness in having less.
There is no way to peace; peace is the way.
A. J. Muste
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J. D. Salinger
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
J. Donald Walters
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
To forget oneself is to be happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Do not speak of your happiness to a man less fortunate than yourself.
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.
David O. McKay
Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
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.
P. T. Barnum
Happiness is very simple and minimal.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Our happiness is certainly mixed in with the tragedies of life. You have to find the lemonade. You have to find the silver lining in the middle of everything that happens in life.
As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The greatest events of an age are its best thoughts. It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
Christian Nestell Bovee
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
We need to employ a secular approach to ethics, secular in the Indian sense of respecting all religious traditions and even the views of non-believers in an unbiased way. Secular ethics rooted in scientific findings, common experience and common sense can easily be introduced into the secular education system. If we can do that there is a real prospect of making this 21st century an era of peace and compassion.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Bryant H. McGill
Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that.
I don't have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.
I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
We can have a new vision, one even greater than the system they gave us after World War II. Everyone can pursue happiness and freedom and peace.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.
A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.
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