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Instructive Quotes About Happiness




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

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

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

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

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

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Mark Twain

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Immanuel Kant

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 like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
Bernard Meltzer

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Alice Walker

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 can exist only in acceptance.
George Orwell

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

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

Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
Blaise Pascal

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

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Aldous Huxley

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

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
Marquis de Sade

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
Peter Drucker

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Dale Carnegie

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

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

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

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Adam Smith

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
Hermann Hesse

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

You can be happy where you are.
Joel Osteen

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Bette Davis

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

To forget oneself is to be happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson


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Best Instructive Quotes About Happiness

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