Happiness quotes page 2
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely
on what you think.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and
durable happiness there is in our
C. S. Lewis
What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.
If you want to be happy, be.
The happiest people contribute to something greater than themselves in life.
Our default setting is to always focus on what we don't have, what we lack, to what's
wrong. It's wired into us. People always lament taking things for granted, or not being able to
appreciate what they have. Appreciation for what you have and where you are is an active
habit that must be consciously practiced. Practicing gratitude increases happiness and well-
being. It also makes you far more pleasant to be around.
To achieve happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A
contented mind confers it on all.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through
self-gratification, but through fildelity to a worthy purpose.
Real happiness is when you marry a girl for love and find out later she has money.
Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and
cultivates his talents.
Thales of Miletus
Happiness is activity with purpose.
Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the
spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Happiness, n. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
H. L. Mencken
Happiness? A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman. Or a bad woman; it
depends on how much happiness you can handle.
Is there anything men take more pains about than to make themselves unhappy?
If you decide that you're going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not
only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique
there is. You don't have to learn Sanskrit or read any scriptures. You don't have to renounce
the world. You just have to really mean it when you say that you choose to be happy. And
you have to mean it regardless of what happens. This is truly a spiritual path, and it is as
direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.
Michael A. Singer
Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.
Stephen R. Covey
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 R. Covey
Happiness is commonly mistaken for passively experienced pleasure or leisure... True
happiness is a verb. It's the ongoing dynamic performance of worthy deeds.
To stay happy you need to be vigilant over what goes into your mind and out of your mouth.
You have to realize that you really only have one choice in this life, and it's not about your
career, whom you want to marry, or whether you want to seek God. People tend to burden
themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make
one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy?
It's really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally
Michael A. Singer
It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
Find something to look forward to. One study found that people who just
about watching their favorite movie actually raised their endorphin levels by 27 percent.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.