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Quotes About Happiness

Friday 25 March, 2016.

Quotes about happiness, sayings about happiness, famous quotes about happiness and happiness sayings for you to enjoy!

We have collected our favourite happiness quotations for you to enjoy. Sometimes a quote just says things the way we need to hear it.

Read through our happiness quotes , choose the one that appeals to you, make a copy and stick it in a prominent place to remind you that happiness is in your control!

Quotes About Happiness

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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 ~

“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 ~

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.”
~ Epicuris ~

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

“What is happiness but the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”
~ Albert Camus ~

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
~ Dale Carnegie ~

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

“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 ~

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

“When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down happy.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment,
I told them they didn’t understand life.”
~ Unknown ~


“Did you ever see an unhappy horse?
Did you ever see a bird that had the blues?
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”
~ Dale Carnegie ~


“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.”
~ Henry Van Dyke ~

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
~ Dr. Seuss ~

“Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.”
~ Stephen Covey ~

“To be constant is to be useful. To be useful is to realize one’s true nature. Realization of one’s true nature is happiness. When one reaches happiness, one is close to perfection.”
~ Chuang Tzu ~

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

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 ~

Quotes about happiness from a famous person…

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
~ Helen Keller ~

“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 somebody.”
~ Chinese Proverb ~

More Quotes About Happiness

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
~ Allan K. Chalmers ~

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
~ Antoine de Saint Exupery ~

“Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you; it is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life.”
~ Harold B. Lee ~

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

“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.”
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

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

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”
~ Max Ehrmann ~

Ester asked why people are sad.

“That’s simple,” says the old man. “They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Zahir ~

“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.
~ John J. Ingalls ~

One of my favourite quotes on happiness…

“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
~ Joseph Campbell ~

Quotes About Happiness to make you chuckle…

“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, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ~

“It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything.”
~ Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls ~

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

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
~ Mark Twain

More funny Quotes About Happiness

“Probably the wisest words that were ever uttered to me. Came from a therapist. I was sitting in her office, crying my eyes out. . .
and she said, “So let me get this straight. You base your personal happiness on things entirely out of your control.”
Laura Munson,
This Is Not The Story You Think It Is…: A Season of Unlikely Happiness ~

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
~ George Burns ~

“The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding. The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married. One should always be in love – that’s the reason one should never marry.”
~ Oscar Wilde ~

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

~ Oscar Wilde ~


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