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Happiness is largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or
unhappy because he is poor. The rich are often seen to be unhappy, the poor to be happy.
Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is a state of mind. A farmhand, if he has an ample living, can be just as happy as a
millionaire with homes in Maine and Florida.
Harry Truman

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

Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

Being happy in life is better than being a king.
African proverb, Hausa

Happiness is really just about four things: perceived control, perceived progress,
connectedness (number and depth of your relationships), and vision/meaning (being part of
something bigger than yourself).
Tony Hsieh

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is just how you feel when you don't feel miserable.
John Lennon

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it. Seek for duty, and happiness will
follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
Tryon Edwards

If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for
the inner joy of giving.
Dale Carnegie

Wealth, taste and leisure can bring many things but they do not bring happiness.
Sir Winston Churchill

To be busy is man's only happiness.
Mark Twain

Be happy, but never satisfied.
Bruce Lee

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

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Albert Einstein

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply,
expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and
you will be surprised!
Norman Vincent Peale

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Thomas Paine

You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest
effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself
to say anything gloomy.
Julia Child

Envying another man's happiness is madness; you wouldn't know what to do with it if you had
Andre Gide

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell

Happiness comes only when you rise above the approval of others.
Larry Winget

Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry.
Johnny Carson

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

Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.
Rita Mae Brown

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security,
and divine guidance, and your mind will be productive of happiness.
Joseph Murphy

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs
while you're climbing it.
Andy Rooney

What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and
think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
Jonathan Safran Foer

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Marcel Proust

Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of
the world-soul with the supreme lover.
Rabindranath Tagore

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Helen Keller

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which if you
will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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