My Favorite 40 Quotes on Happiness


1. 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 year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.
- Chinese Proverb

2. I'd far rather be happy than right any day.
- Douglas Adams

3. 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

4. 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 is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

5. Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
- Dennis Wholey

6. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
- Albert Einstein

7. Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.
- Unknown

8. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

9. This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
- Douglas Adams

10. The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

11. 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

12. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

13. Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
- Heraclitus

14. The grass is always greener where you water it.
- Unknown

15. If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.
- Proverb

16. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

17. Dont cry because its over, smile because it happened.
- Dr. Seuss

18. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest Hemingway

20. Happiness is a warm puppy.
- Charles M. Schulz

21. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
- Bertrand Russell

22. Ive got nothing to do today but smile.
- Paul Simon

23. The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

24. Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesnt calculate his happiness.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

26. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for ones neighbor - such is my idea of happiness.
- Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

27. Whoever is happy will make others happy.
- Anne Frank

28. Happiness is not a goal...its a by-product of a life well lived.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

29. Laughter is poison to fear.
- George R.R. Martin

30. All who joy would win
Must share it -- Happiness was born a twin.
- George Gordon Byron

31. Happy girls are the prettiest
- Audrey Hepburn

32. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

33. Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

34. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while youre climbing it.
- Andy Rooney

35. My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isnt that enough for a whole lifetime?
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

36. Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
- Carroll Bryant

37. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis

38. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

39. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

40. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust

41. Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
- Leo Tolstoy

42. Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.
- Buddha


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