ᐅ Inspirational Happiness Quotes About Life and Love

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop

“Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.”- Herman Hesse

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

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”- Albert Schweitzer

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”- Benjamin Disraeli

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

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” -James Oppenheim

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” -Andy Rooney

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” -Winston Churchill

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.”

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.”- Friedrich Schiller

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” -Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is a state of activity.”- Aristotle

“Happiness is a myth we seek, If manifested surely irks; Like river speeding to the plain, On its arrival slows and murks. For man is happy only in His aspiration to the heights; When he attains his goal, he cools And longs for other distant flights.” -Kahlil Gibran

“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

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

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

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”- Seneca

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”- Aesop

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”- Dr. Robert Anthony

“We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” - Dalai Lama

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”- James M. Barrie

“Happiness is acceptance.”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”- L.M. Montgomery

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”- Epictetus

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”- Joseph Addison

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”- Marcel Pagnol

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”- Seneca

“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 that has been opened for us.”- Helen Keller

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”- Anthony de Mello

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”- Confucius

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”- Herman Cain

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”- Winnie the Pooh

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”- Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”- Oscar Wilde

“The only joy in the world is to begin.”- Cesare Pavese

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”- Dennis Waitley

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”- Robert A. Heinlein

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”- Seneca

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”- Mary Stuart

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”- Eskimo Proverb

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”- Thich Nhat Hanh

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”- Frederick Keonig

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”- Epictetus

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”- Winnie the Pooh

“It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”- Lucille Ball

“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

“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. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”- Stacey Charter

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

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”- Albert Camus

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”

“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

True happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability and all.

Happiness is there for the taking — and making.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of your will.

Be happy with what have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.

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.

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

Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.

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

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Happiness comes in waves. It’ll find you again.

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

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

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

If you want to be happy, be.

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

Be happy with what you want. Be excited about what you get.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.

Some days, you just have to create your own sunshine.

Happiness? That’s nothing more than good health and a poor memory.

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.

The mere sense of living is happiness enough

Happiness is the best makeup.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” —William James

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” —Helen Keller

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Theresa

“Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —The Dalai Lama

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” —Omar Khayyam

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” —George Sand

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” —Stephen Chbosky

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” —Margaret Lee Runbeck, author

“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

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it.” —Bob Ross,

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —Winnie the Pooh

“Being happy never goes out of style.” —Lilly Pulitzer

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” —Goldie Hawn

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” —Albert Camus

“If you want to be happy, be.” —Leo Tolstoy

“You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” —Alan Cohen

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” —Lao Tzu

“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” —Carrie Underwood

“If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.” —Richard Bach

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” —Rita Mae Brown

“A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems.” —Russell Baker

“You can’t be really happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” —Lauren Oliver

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” —Steve Maraboli

“A mathematical formula for happiness: reality divided by expectations.

“A mathematical formula for happiness: reality divided by expectations. There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.” —Jodi Picoult

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” —Joanne Harris

“Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures.” —Ann Brashares

“Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?” —Audrey Niffenegger

“In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness—otherwise, how would you know when you’re happy?” —Leslie Caron

“The good news is that going blind is not going to make you as unhappy as you think it will. The bad news is that winning the lottery will not make you as happy as you expect.” —Daniel Gilbert

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Steven Kloves

“Be happy in your body. It’s the only one you’ve got, so you might as well like it.” —Keira Knightley

“I often surprise myself by saying, ‘Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.’ If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that too.” —Harrison Ford

“Happiness is like a cloud—if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.” —Sarah McLachlan

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” —Paul Simon

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the things that could go wrong.'” —Marianne Williamson

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.” —Stephen Fry

“Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.” —J.K. Rowling

“I think self-knowledge is a key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values and our own interests.” —Gretchen Rubin

“People say that money isn’t the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.” —Joan Rivers

“I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.” —John Barrowman, actor

“I think happiness is overrated. Satisfied, at peace—those would be more realistic goals.” —Brad Pitt, actor

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

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” —The Dalai Lama

“You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.” ―Andy Warhol

“I've learned ....That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.” ―Andy Rooney

“It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.” ―Bertrand Russell

“We are all happy if we but knew it.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” —Shonda Rhimes

“The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ―Ayad Akhtar

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ―Steve Maraboli

“Happiness doesn't come from achievements, or money, or any sort of treasure. Happiness is a frame of mind, not a destination. It's appreciating what you've got and building relationships with those around you.” ―Janette Rallison

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” ―Charles Dickens

“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.” ―Thomas Paine

“I needed to stop being what everyone thought I was.” ―Sarah Addison Allen

“Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” ―Jane Austen

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” —Victor Hugo

“The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ―Ellen DeGeneres

“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” ―Thomas Mann

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ―Taylor Swift

“Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.” ―Honoré de Balzac

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.” ―Alexandre Dumas

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ―Oscar Wilde

“Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” ―Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.” ―Peter Deunov

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks—I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.” ―Irving Berlin

“Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” ―Epicurus

“I do not think we have a ‘right’ to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.” ―Marlene Dietrich

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” ―Aeschylus

“Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.” ―Robert Anthony

“You can't buy happiness” ―Kurt Cobain

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ―Michael J. Fox

“I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.” ―L. Frank Baum

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ―Marcel Pagnol

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” ―C.S. Lewis

“One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” ―George Sand

“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ―Jane Austen

“Happiness only real when shared.” ―Christopher McCandless

“[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ―Lev Grossman

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” ―J.M. Barrie

“One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy.” —Leo Tolstoy

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections” ―Bob Marley

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” ―Andy Rooney

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ” ―Epictetus

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” ―Charlotte Brontë

“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” ―Conan O'Brien

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ―Oprah Winfrey

“Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.” ―Sarah Addison Allen

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.” —Edith Wharton

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ―William James

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” —Louisa May Alcott

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.” ―Thich Nhat Hanh

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.” ―Daphne du Maurier

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ―Martha Washington

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.” ―Anne Frank

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ―Seneca

“I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ―Elizabeth Gilbert

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” ―Steve Maraboli

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ―Marcus Aurelius

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ―Guillaume Apollinaire

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” —Mother Teresa

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” ―Honoré de Balzac

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ―Orhan Pamuk

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ―Charles M. Schulz

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life-to be happy-it's all that matters." - Audrey Hepburn

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ―John Lennon

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” ―Stephen Chbosky

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

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

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." —Theodore Roosevelt

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." —Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end—it's not the final curtain—it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing." —Ralph Lauren

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." —Dale Carnegie

"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 that has been opened for us." —Helen Keller

"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. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." —Carl Jung

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." —Bernard Meltzer

"True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." —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

"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." —Margaret Lee Runbeck

"Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." —Chinese Proverb

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." —Andrew Carnegie

"If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." —Lao Tzu

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

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

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” —Andre Maurois

“If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” —Groucho Marx

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” —Albert Schweitzer

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” —James Oppenheim

“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” —Douglas Adams

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” —L.M. Montgomery

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” —Oscar Wilde

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —Winnie the Pooh

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” —Lucille Ball

“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

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” —Mary Stuart

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” —Aristotle

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