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50 Quotes About Happiness

List Of 50 Quotes About Happiness to Start Your Day:

#1 Don Marquis

”Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.”

#2 Naval Ravikant

”I don’t plan. I’m not a planner. I prefer to live in the moment and be free and to flow and to be happy.”

#3 Benjamin Disraeli

”Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

#4 Leo Buscaglia

”What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”

#5 Thich Nhat Hanh

”Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones, this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.”

#6 Marcel Pagnol

“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.”

#7 Dany Laferrière

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.”

#8 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”

#9 Robert A. Heinlein

”Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

#10 Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.”

#11 Anthony de Mello

“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.”

#12 Albert Camus

”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.”

#13 Marcus Aurelius

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

#14 Robert Brault

”Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to.”

#15 Mahatma Gandhi

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

#16 Chuck Palahniuk

”The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

#17 Frederick Keonig

“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.”

#18 Arthur Schopenhauer

”It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”

#19 Carl Jung

“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.”

#20 Lucille Ball

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

#21 Naval Ravikant

”Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.”

#22 Albert Schweitzer

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

#23 Mark Twain

”Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

#24 Immanuel Kant

”Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”

#25 Wayne Dyer

”What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”

#26 Walt Disney

”Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.”

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#27 Woody Allen

”The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.”

#28 Andrew Delbanco

“As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.”

#29 Jonathan Safran Foer

”You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

#30 Leo Tolstoy

”If you want to be happy, be.”

#31 Andrew Carnegie

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

#32 Marcel Proust

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

#33 William Morris

”The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

#34 Franklin D. Roosevelt

”Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

#35 Oprah Winfrey

”The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

#36 Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

#37 Ernest Hemingway

”Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

#38 Benjamin Franklin

”The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”

#39 Omar Khayyam

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

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#40 Buddha

”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.”

#41 Goldie Hawn​​

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

#42 Bernard Meltzer

”Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”

#43 Groucho Marx

”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.”

#44 Audrey Hepburn​

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

#45 Mandy Hale

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”

#46 Sri Chinmoy

”I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.”

#47 Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

#48 Ashley Montagu

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

#49 Charles Spurgeon

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”

#50 Elbert Hubbard

”Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.”

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