201 Happiness Quotes To Inspire

Pursuit Of Happiness Quotes

"Making decisions based on where you want to be moves you closer to happiness naturally." Jake Smith, 10 Steps To A Happier Life

"Happiness is not something that should be pursued as an end result. Happiness and being contented in life should be the starting point." Robert Herdman, Being Happy on Purpose

"Researchers point that friendship and active social life are a key factor in the pursuit of happiness." Noelia Aanulds, Happiness: Learn How To Be Happy And Boost Your Life

Out of every goal human beings want to attain, happiness is usually the greatest ...Tom Miles
"Out of every goal human beings want to attain, happiness is usually the greatest, and chances are it's the one that drives you the most." Tom Miles, A Year For Change

"Happiness increases the more you give it away. So the key to happiness is simple: make somebody else happy and happiness will find you." Jillian Hall, Joyce Meyer, Lessons Of Leadership And Success

"Most of us look outside of ourselves for happiness. This is a futile pursuit. Striving towards any external goal, while noble if done with pure intention, will never be the cause of happiness." Cat O'Connor, 30 Days of Inspiration

"When you get into the habit of looking for gratitude and happiness all around you, you'll soon realize that this is the secret to getting everything you want." Lisa Townsend, 30 Days of Thanks

"The process of attaining your success must be enjoyable (most of the time) and must provide you moments of happiness." Michal Stawicki, Simplify Your Pursuit of Success

"Thinking and believing that happiness is in achievements of all desires and expectations, we will spend the whole life in search of happiness without success, with all unnecessary stress and misery." Josh Brendan, Stress to Smile

"Think of the happiness of others and in this you'll find your own." Robert E Farley, Thinking Happiness

"Why do we spend so much energy and time collecting things that we can't take with us? I have found no matter how much 'stuff' I have, 'stuff' never brings happiness." Stephanie Carroll, My Conversations with God Book 4

see also words of encouragement

Inspirational Quotes about Life and Happiness

"There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it 'retirement.' I call it bliss." Betty Sullivan

"The way you look at life and how much you appreciate it will determine the happiness in your life." Ravindranath Jayaratne, The Power of your Future

"Never try to censor life; it is from things that shouldn't happen that happiness often comes." A A. Nicholas, A Kick Into Gear For Each Day of the Year

"Overall, the happiest retirees live in the 'middle.' When it comes to home values, vacations, restaurants, cars, and shopping, happy retirees have found the sweet spot in the middle." Wes Moss, You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think

"Happiness is a state of mind which leaves you contented about yourself and your life." Lorin Hopper, Wake Up Happy: Being Happy From The Moment You Open Your Eyes

"The longest study of human happiness found the one thing that correlated to a happy and healthy life was good relationships." Guy Bieber, Potential

"Worrying about your job, the price of gas, the economy and other cares of the world will not increase your happiness factor." Patricia A Gilpin-Hudson; Carol R Muschette, Find Joy in Daily Living

"The reason is that happiness exists independent of your circumstances; it's a feeling that you learn to live in." Richard Carlson, You Can Feel Good Again: Common-Sense Strategies for Releasing Unhappiness and Changing Your Life

"Ultimately, to develop confidence, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment in your life, you must be able to 'count on' yourself to honor your commitments that support your growth, your goals, and your play." Mark Samuel, Making Yourself Indispensable

Focus on happiness, not discontent.
"Focus on happiness, not discontent. Thank God for the gifts that are heaven sent." Catherine Pulsifer, Let God Guide You

"An egocentric lifestyle leads only to misery; a life that aims to help others leads to happiness and fulfillment." Carl Sommer, Teen Success in Career and Life Skills

"Falling victim to catastrophizing can severely limit your life, your ability to function at work, your relationships, and your ability to find happiness. It can also create a type of self-fulfilling prophecy of negativity, failure, and misery." Jeff Gunn, Panic and Anxiety Relief

"Happiness level is a big difference between those who live a healthy lifestyle and those who are more sedentary. When you work out your body releases feel good hormones called endorphins, which make you feel happy and joyful." Sandra Leon, Supercharge Your Life

"So, unfortunately but realistically, happiness is not something where you can find a secret formula that will guarantee a constant happy life. But, happiness is within our daily lives even though it may be in small proportions, and occurs only a few times." Byron Pulsifer, The Secret of Happiness

"We all face similar setbacks and problems in life. How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration." Folorunsho Mejabi, Enthusiasm: The Secret of Success

"Because happiness lies within, it is totally under our own control to be happy or not regardless of the age or stage (condition) in life." Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness: Discover Happiness at Every Age... At Every Stage of Life

"Happiness is a more permanent state - a feeling that everything is right in your world, and that life just couldn't be any better if it tried." Angel Greene, Happiness

"But the happiness it brings you always
gives a special lift and
you realize that Friendship
is God's most precious gift."
Author Unknown, The Miracle of Friendship

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Quotes about Finding Happiness

"As you deliberately embrace positive and open convictions and change your thoughts from negative to positive, you will feel more positive, adjusted and happy." Mary Reis, Positive Thinking

"Any amount of ongoing stress can weaken your adrenal system, so it's important to pursue a job that will bring you happiness and not damage you mentally." Joy Marensky, Beat Adrenal Fatigue Guide

"Find happiness in the simple things in life - find it all around you if you take the time and see it." Catherine Pulsifer

"Early morning exercise gives you that extra boost of endorphin to keep you active all day long and improves your mood. It gives you that feel-good happiness that is very important if you want to achieve extraordinary success for the day." Sandeep Sharma, Habit Makes Perfect

"I have learned to find happiness not by possessing wealth and splendor but by giving it away for mankind." Debasish Mridha

"Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn

"If we cannot find happiness within ourselves we will not be able to find happiness anywhere." Allan Lokos, Patience

"Each person must be committed to take charge of his or her own destiny for without this ownership, you will never find happiness, nor will you find your real purpose in life." Byron Pulsifer, Words of Life

"Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn't find it here, one doesn't find it anywhere." M. K. Soni

"My best advice for finding inner happiness is to reach outside yourself, to use your talents and brains and personality to make life better for someone else." Nick Vujicic

see also quotes about being happy

Quotes about Happiness and Love

"Happiness doesn't always have to come in the end. It is something that you can cultivate, cherish, and share even through hardships." Antony Richard Pearson, How To Achieve Goals

"You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible." Bob Marley

"Happiness is a gift every couple deserves." Chrisanna Northrup; Pepper Schwartz; James Witte, The Normal Bar

"Plant each hour a thought of love for those who have hurt you, destroy the idea that anyone can take away your happiness. Love begets love, so remember this law of sowing and reaping, for the more love you give, the more will be returned to you." Albert E. Cliffe, Lessons in Living

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

To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz
"To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved." Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

"I have also found that love, passion and happiness grow more from within than out. That is to say each one of us is responsible for our own happiness - you cannot give your responsibility for love or happiness to some one else expecting that it is there duty or place in life to make one happy." Byron Pulsifer, Positive Mental Attitude

"In order for a relationship to have a chance of going anywhere good, it needs to be mutually fulfilling. This means that it needs two people with a shared out-in-the-open agenda who prioritise similar things, which, in turn, means that the relationship they co-create generates happiness and satisfaction for each of them." Natalie Lue, Love, Care, Trust and Respect

"Sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love, is by far, the truest type of love." Henry David Thoreau

"I would discover that finding your Mr. Right is not a one - way ticket to happiness, but only the beginning of a life - long journey of learning to love each other." Lisa Jacobson, 100 Ways to Love Your Husband

"Extreme joy can feel like you are bursting at the seams with love; you feel incredibly lighthearted. Intense feelings of happiness can even lessen physical pain." Jennifer Noel Taylor, Love Incorporated: The Business of Doing What You Love

"Do not love material things
As happiness they will never bring
Love other people, love them well
Wear your love on your lapel"
Catherine Pulsifer

see also love quotes

True Happiness Quotes

"The way to true happiness is to build a fortress of bliss and fulfillment that you can retreat into until the storm of emotions passes." Cary David Richards, The Happiness Habit

"Unless you take the time to pay attention to every aspect, you will never find true happiness. Unless you find a balance, you will never feel fulfilled. You will always feel empty." Jeff Carter, Be The Best You

"Happiness energizes the mind and body and we have a lot of oxygenated blood supplied to the brain when we are happy." Jaspinder Grover, Secrets to Unleash Your Creative Thinking, Instant Procrastination Cure and Learning How To Forgive

"Happiness and satisfaction will only come when you achieve something of importance. There has to be effort and risk taking for any of your results to bring you a sense of true achievement." Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working

"True happiness comes from designing a life that works for you." Bill Burnett, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

"We cannot experience true happiness and bliss in life when thoughts of revenge are doing the rounds of our mind." Jaspinder Grover, Forgiveness: A Choice That Can Instantly Heal and Bring Eternal Peace and Happiness!

"But real and true happiness comes from within ourselves and not from the acquisition of material things that we don't possess." Jonathan Brown, Depression: How to Overcome Depression And Feel Happy Forever!

see also motivational quotes

Best Happiness Quotes

"Happiness yesterday is nostalgia; happiness tomorrow is hope. Happiness can only exist right now." Steve Errey, The Code of Extraordinary Change

"The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God - Learn to sleep well - Love good music - See the funny side of life - And health and happiness will be yours." Sign in a Doctors Office

"To me, part of happiness is knowing that you have a true friend or friends that can help you through difficulties or challenges." Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible: 6 Key Steps To Live By

"Focusing on what you have instead of what you don't have or want is the key to happiness." Harvey Volson, Self-Esteem Mega Makeover

"In the same vein, an enlivened and happy people have a way of infecting those around them with the same happiness." Pastor J.A. Clarkson, 10 Habits Of A Successful, Spiritual and Lasting Relationship

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it." Elizabeth Gilbert

"Whatever we are feeling - happiness or sadness, peace or anxiety, contentment or frustration - it will all leak through our words." Sade Jasmín, Be Wise: 50 Ways to Maximize Your Potential with the Word of God

"While it is true that you will have plenty of time on your hands when you retire, it is not an excuse to put off your happiness until then." Rand Bennett, Take a Mini-Retirement

"We achieve most of that happiness by making other people happy and not the other way around. Don't rely on someone else for your happiness. You can fulfill that simply by doing things for other people." W. C. Dukenfeld, Make Sure The Romance Never Dies

"Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, another positive psychologist, says happiness is the fuel to thrive and flourish as well as to leave the world in better shape than you found it." Nicole Fisher, Be Happy!

"Desire only that things be the way they are and that things happen the way they happen. You'll always be content." Scott Curran, From God to You

"Positive people want to be a part of positive things, so the more positive and happy you are the more you will attract other positive people." Brian Maddox, The Reframe: Reframe Relationships

See that happiness starts with your own attitude ...Peter W. Murphy
"See that happiness starts with your own attitude and that it's not dependent on the reaction of someone you have never met before." Peter W. Murphy, Always Know What To Say

"You must not wallow in negative emotions, because then they will cloud your perspective, and even prevent you from achieving happiness." Melinda Bauer, Managing Emotions

see also hope quotes

Quotes about Happiness and Smiling

"Get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile you'll . . . be cheerful because you smile." Kenneth Goode

"Allow yourself to smile just a tiny bit. Like revisiting a memory of happiness. Turn the corners of your mouth turn up a little and feel the muscles of your cheekbones slightly contracting." Jenny Clift, The Music Inside

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough." Richard M. DeVos

"Every time a man smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life." Laurence Sterne

"The thing that goes the farthest towards making life worthwhile, that costs the least, and does the most, is just a pleasant smile." W.D. Nesbit

"It's easy enough to be pleasant when everything goes like a song, but the man who is worthwhile, is the man who can smile when everything goes dead wrong." Author Unknown

"Imagine that every cell in your body is smiling and radiating happiness. Visualize yourself dancing with joy and running around the room." Matt Decker, Super Thoughts

"Those with a smile on their face know happiness. Those with a smile on their heart know God." Andrew Farland, Change Your Perspective Change You Life!

"For each time you smile you will find it's true somebody, somewhere, will smile back at you." Helen Steiner Rice

"Laughter also provides a sense of well-being, contentment, joy, and boosts your spirit and the attitude of those around you." Sandra V. Abell, Feeling Good About You

see also smile quotes   |     laughter quotes

Famous Happiness Quotes

"I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems. It is a simple philosophy." Ray Kroc, Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

"Happiness comes not from having much to live on but having much to live for." William Arthur Ward, Success

"Most people measure their happiness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they would be! " Helen Keller

"Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." Walt Disney

"Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks." Charles Dickens

"The desire of happiness, beyond all doubt, is a natural desire. It is the law of life itself that every being seeks and strives toward the perfection of its kind, the realization of its own specific ideal in form and function, and a true harmony with its environment." Henry van Dyke

"Consideration for others is worthwhile because our happiness is inextricably bound up with the happiness of others." Dalai Lama

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing." William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet

"Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance." Jim Rohn

"Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think." Buddha

And it is your attitude, not your achievements, that gives you happiness  John Maxwell
"And it is your attitude, not your achievements, that gives you happiness and is contagious in its positive impact on others." John Maxwell

"The practical effect of Christianity is happiness; therefore let it be spread abroad everywhere!" Charles Spurgeon

"I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

"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

"Don't underestimate the importance of happiness. As long as you're happy, who cares what you do?" John Lennon

"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

"There is no better antidote against coveting that which is another's than being content with that which is our own." Thomas Watson

"You feel truly happy only when you are making progress, step-by-step, toward something that is important to you." Brian Tracy, Goals!

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Happiness Is A Choice Quotes

"But what did I learn about what makes me happy? Happiness is an active choice. Happiness lies in small things. Happiness is most real when it's shared with others. To achieve happiness, it helps to appreciate and accept uncertainty." Dmitry Golubnichy, Can You Be Happy for 100 Days in a Row?

"Do not let anyone or anything outside of your own control tell you or suggest to you what will make you happy. That decision of what is happiness is up to you and you alone to create and cherish." Catherine Pulsifer, Happiness, An Inspirational Thought

"Some decide that happiness and glee are the same thing, they are not. When we choose happiness we accept the responsibility to lighten the load of someone else and to be a light on the path of another who may be walking in darkness." Maya Angelou, Rainbow in the Cloud

"We are responsible for our own happiness and well-being. It is up to us to identify what is beneficial to our situations in life and what is not beneficial to us." Meilena Hauslendale, Stop Complaining

"One can choose to live a simpler life or one can remain a slave to consumerism and materialism blinded to think that life is full of happiness." Glen Mizrahi, Simplicity

"But I've learnt that if I take responsibility for my own feelings, t hen I don't need to put my happiness into the hands of other people." Julieana Farrell, The Seven Habits

"Happiness is a subconscious choice created by a focus on the positive aspects of life." Swaati Shiv, A Course in Emotional Management

see also choices

Self Happiness Quotes

"In study after study, research has shown that self-compassion is a great conduit to a personal sense of well-being and happiness." Charles C. Malone, The Art of Delegation: Maximize Your Time, Leverage Others, and Instantly Increase Profits

Happiness is relative - it is all in the mind. John Jones
"Happiness is relative - it is all in the mind. Also, what makes you happy will be different from what makes me happy." John Jones, The Workplace Bullying Solution Guide

"I was starting to recognize that neither my employer nor my boyfriend had the power to create a happier life for me. I was the only one who could shape my destiny . . . and so my self-help journey began." Peggy McColl, Your Destiny Switch: Master Your Key Emotions, and Attract the Life of Your Dreams

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." Anthony Robbins

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us." Orison Swett Marden

"Don't require perfection of yourself. No one can stay a being of pure love and happiness all the time." Arielle Tepite, Forgiveness & Healing

"You become your wisest, happiest and most loving self when you commit to your own happiness and find ways to be of value to others." Sophie Winters, It's Not You It's Us

"Self-confidence and self-esteem are the two most important aspects of your life, because these dictate your level of happiness." Nathan Smart, Self Confidence: Overcome Fear, Stress and Anxiety - Acquire Habits to Love Yourself and Increase your Self-Esteem

"Happiness: something we take for granted, something we all assume we have enough of. But do we really? Have we ever sat back and given it serious thought?" Yvonne Heath

"Look after your health, stretch yourself physically and get plenty of sleep. A tired, sick and inactive body certainly isn't going to do anything for your confidence, self-esteem or happiness." Paul Bailey, Your Little Steps to Self Confidence for Life

"Compliments are confidence boosters, and the better you feel about yourself, the more happiness you will bring to your relationship." Alexis G. Roldan, Marriage: How To Revive And Strengthen Your Marriage

"Happiness is wanting what you have, not having what you want, and this mentality of focusing on the positive will propel you onto a path of incredible growth and fulfillment." Meredith Lane, Self Discovery and Healing Through Journaling

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." Agnes Repplier

"Self-esteem is not the only determinant of happiness. Certainly it is one of the most important." Glenn R. Schiraldi, The Self-Esteem Workbook

see also confidence quotes

Money Can't Buy Happiness Quotes

"Money will never buy happiness, but managing your money well can provide the peace of mind that will allow you to focus your family on what matters most." Devin D. Thorpe, 925 Ideas

"Many people have this notion that the more they have, the happier they will be when in fact the desire for material things only make them less satisfied and happy because this desire never ends." Ryan Cooper, Simplicity

"It doesn't take money nor an expensive house nor a lifestyle of luxury to create happiness. What it takes, instead, is the decision to move one's consciousness to a new level." Catherine Pulsifer, Happy Things

"The overestimation of money is still greater in this country than in Europe, but appears to me to be on the decrease. It is at last beginning to be realized that great wealth is not necessary for a happy and satisfactory life." Albert Einstein, Ideas And Opinions

"But there comes a point of diminishing returns, when more stuff does not bring more happiness." Susan V. Vogt, Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly

... more stuff does not bring more happiness. Susan V. Vogt
"Many people who have a lot of money are unhappy, however those people who have a lot of positive experiences are always happy." Andrii Sedniev, The Achievement Factory

"Here's the clincher: in order to be happier in life, you'll have to break free from conventional thinking and learn that less is more, and that more is less. The world is deceived into thinking that things in large quantities are always better than things in small quantities." Ryan Williams, Simplicity: How to Declutter, Get More Done, and Live a More Meaningful Life

"If work drives you to money so you can get and have acquisitions, than you are living in a false reality. Things and possessions do not create happiness nor can they buy love nor can they replace the attention and time taken away from family needs and growth. If you find yourself with less and less time and more and more possessions, you may need to reexamine your balanced life criteria before it's too late." Byron Pulsifer, Balanced Life

"Take the time to realize that you have so much more than others around the world. Even though you would love to go spend your money and buy more, it is not necessary for your happiness." Kathy Stanton, Minimalist Living And Loving It

"If you love what you do, then it is no longer work. The money you earn is secondary when you love your work. Money can never buy happiness, or peace of mind." Catherine Pulsifer, Love What You Do

"Money really doesn't bring happiness. Happiness is something internal, while money is something external." Gabriel Torres, Money Myths: The Path to Your Financial Freedom

"I already knew that possessions don't equal happiness. Doesn't everybody? At least we all profess to know that our things won't bring us true satisfaction." Joshua Becker, The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy, the moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Inaugural Address March 4th, 1933

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Quotes About Success and Happiness

"Develop a morning routine that will prepare you for daily success and happiness." Felix Oberman, The Ultimate Guide to Declutter Your Life and Organize your Mind

The foundation of great successes and happiness begins with confidence. Danielle Tinning
"The foundation of great successes and happiness begins with confidence." Danielle Tinning, How to Succeed

"Success and happiness are not a matter of destiny, but a matter of creating options. It is a choice you make each day when you open your eyes, and that single decision will drive much of your life in both direct and indirect ways." Frank Britt

"Happiness is not only a state of mind, but it is also a major contributing factor to achieving success in virtually any area of life." Elma N. Collins, Reaching the Peak in 20 days

"If you want people to love and respect you and if you want to attract happiness and success in your life, then it must be evident in your speech." Billy Allen, Stop Complaining

"If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal - that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself." Henry David Thoreau

"But if we allow the world and culture around us to dictate what will make us happy, we will never find it. True success must first involve a deep understanding of ourselves." Warren Philip Gates, Success and the Powerful Introvert

"What would you like to give up or do less of because it's undermining your health, happiness, or success?" Jessica Minty, Willpower

"And research also shows how vital happiness is: happy people live longer, are healthier, and have better relationships. In fact, happiness leads to more success in every area of your life." Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason

"Because perfection does not equal instant happiness. Being perfect would mean you have absolutely nothing to aim and strive for." Zak Khan, Break Out

"I wasn't miserable in my job, not at all - it was a good job in which I stayed for many years, with good colleagues, but since I retired I have never been happier, and I have never looked back." Rex Dalen, Early Retirement

"Our brain actually works the other way around: By cultivating happiness, you'll be more creative, feel more connected, and be more productive. So by first focusing on what makes us happy, we become much better at everything we do!" Martin Nagle, Being Happy: the 10 most successful strategies

"Remember that you are happy not because of what you already have achieved but from the progress you make towards a desirable goal. Not your marital status, bank account or the size of a house give the feeling of happiness but PROGRESS." Andrii Sedniev, The Achievement Factory

see also success quotes

Peace and Happiness Quotes

"It's interesting to see that some people have less than others, but have a better attitude and go through life with peace of mind and a happy mood more often." Rita Chester, Complaining: A Life Free from Complaining

"Freedom is a necessity for happiness and you cannot truly be happy if you limit yourself with boundaries of fear or social conduct." Scott Michaels, Color Me Happy

"Just because you forgot you have what it takes to be happy, does not mean you no longer have it. Desire and fear are the roots of unhappiness, when you fulfill a desire or eliminate the causes of fear you tend to be happy for a certain period, no matter how short it may be, you are in absolute peace and true happiness." Noah Shelton, The Happiness Book

"Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside." Og Mandino

"I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters." Oprah Winfrey

"Gratitude breeds optimism, enthusiasm, resilience, happiness, and overall satisfaction which can decrease anxiety and depression." Beth Bunchman, Cultivating Gratitude: a guided journal for a positive mindset

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Short Happiness Quotes

"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it." Richard Bach

"Focus on your happiness and not about what others might think of you." Summer Andrews, Minimalist Living

"Sharing time and talents can result in discoveries that bring happiness beyond measure." Steve Brunkhorst

"Happiness is impossible without gratitude." Dennis Prager

Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower. John Harrigan
"Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower." John Harrigan

"Being content with what you have brings happiness in life." Catherine Pulsifer

"Attaining happiness is a continuing journey, and it is well worth the rewards." Michael Ruderman, Moving Past Your Limitations

"May happiness and sunshine fill your day not only on your birthday but the whole year through." Author Unknown

"Kindness and happiness are linked hand in hand." Gerald Campbell, Kindness

"No matter what your circumstances, you have the power to make yourself happier." Cara Stein, Happiness: 10 Simple Tools To A Happier Life!

"Stop worrying as it is a key to happiness and positivity in life." Marvin Ryan, Self Esteem

"Happiness is the opposite of sadness, but contentment is the opposite of greed." Tim David, THiNK

"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path." Buddha

"Don't give up your happiness for another person's image of happiness." Jelani Daniel, King of Quotes

"Happiness is how you look at things, how you see the world." Stephen Bryant, The Happiness Edge

"Happiness is a state of mind which leaves you contented about yourself and your life." Lorin Hopper, Wake Up Happy

"The most important step in achieving lifetime happiness is to learn to love yourself." Sarah Palmer, Happiness: A Guide To Developing A Happier Life

"You could never experience true happiness if you are not grateful for what you already have." Julia Broderick, Gratitude Journal For Women

"And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home." Rod Steward, Forever Young

see also meaningful quotes

Funny Happiness Quotes

"When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. "When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life." John Lennon

"Take out the Trash: Anything that doesn't bring you happiness or fulfillment that it used too, has probably overstayed its welcome." Alex Altman, Take Action!

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

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

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

"The secret to happiness is not to do what makes you happy, it's to be happy doing what you're already doing." Author Unknown

Don't let anyone become a vacuum and suck the happiness out of you - pull the plug.
"Don't let anyone become a vacuum and suck the happiness out of you - pull the plug." Author Unknown

"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels." Bertolt Brecht

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

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time." Josh Billings

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Family Happiness Quotes

"While taking care of your children is your top priority, you are still accountable for your personal happiness thus taking some time away from kids is very important for your own personal growth." Ariel Stefan, How To Raise Your Kids And Still Have Time For Yourself

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." Joyce Brothers

"In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others, seeking one another's good, and bearing one another's burdens." Henry Ward Beecher

"The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends." Clayton M. Christensen

"Traditions nourish family relationships by making each family member feel the perennial happiness that doing things together can bring." Lindsey Schlessinger, Successful Family Relationships

"Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness." John C. Maxwell

"The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love." Billy Graham

"Children internalize their parents' unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily." Lucille Ball

"Family life contributes immensely to an individual's happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found." Dorothea S. Koppliln

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." George Bernard Shaw

see also family quotes

Long Quotes About Happiness

"The first rule of happiness is to appreciate the little things. The little things really do matter. A thousand little things add up into one big thing. So be sure to appreciate the little things in life and let the brief moments of happiness that the little things give you lead to a great deal of happiness." Robyn McComb, The #1 Rule of Happiness

"Positivity and happiness - there is no room for negativity in the life of a person who is emotionally intelligent. He takes the good with the bad and is able to steer his thoughts towards the path that will be more beneficial for him." Tyler Green, Emotional Intelligence

"Enjoyment, satisfaction, elation, delight and contentment are all accepted synonyms for happiness. The only common ground these words need to share is that they are positive rather than negative." Reen Rose, The Secrets to Being Happy at Work

"Sure, there are other things like walking, exercise and listening to calming music but laughter is readily available when you want it. You do not have to wait until you get home or go to the gym to laugh. When you need to deflate a tense moment or to reshape your thinking about an issue or task, a great big belly laugh is just what is called for." Byron Pulsifer, Keep Smiling

Happiness is about the moments of our lives... John Izzo, Ph D.
"Happiness is about the moments of our lives; meaning is about our sense of connection. Perhaps if we were not mortal, happiness would be enough, but our mortality causes us to want to be connected, to know that it matters that we were here." John Izzo, Ph D., The five secrets you must discover before you die

"We all have battles to fight. And it's often in those battles that we are most alive: it's on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work." Eric Greitens, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

"Emotional stability is necessary for rational thinking and physical health. Feelings of happiness, love, gratitude, compassion, self-respect, security, self-reliance and self-confidence, and satisfaction are wholesome and constructive." Roy Eugene Davis, How to Use Your Creative Imagination

"We are not born, my dear daughter, to pursue our own small personal happiness, for we are not separate, independent, self-subsisting individuals, but links in a chain; and it is inconceivable that we would be what we are without those who have preceded us and shown us the path that they themselves have scrupulously trod. . . ." Thomas Mann

". . . the research on gratitude shows when you give gratitude to others, not only do you enhance their health and happiness, it actually improves your health and happiness. In other words, when you give happiness you receive it too." Derek Doepker, The Healthy Habit Revolution

see also gratitude quotes

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