40 Happiness Quotes

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things–not the great occasions–that in retrospect give of the greatest glow of happiness. Bob Hope
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. Martha Washington
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama

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. Thomas Jefferson
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
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. Richard Bach
True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. Leo Buscaglia

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace. Ernie Banks
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
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. Ernest Dimnet
Happy people don’t complain, they are too busy enjoying their lives. Unknown
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. Douglas William Jerrold
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.Hugh Downs
Happiness begins where selfishness ends. John Wooden
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

One must dare to be happy. Gertrude Stein
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandi
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. Ashley Montagu
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale
The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.  Shannon L. Alder

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is a habit; cultivate it.  Elbert Hubbard
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn
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

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