Happiness quotes page 4
Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe
Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours
it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. "Living free" is being "as one is." Can we not do it
now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a "doing": It is beyond doing and not-doing. It
is being as-we-are.
Wei Wu Wei
Always try to make other people happy, even if you have to leave them alone to do it.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You
have to catch it yourself.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy,
and inspires your hopes.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now.
Don't wait for something outside of
yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to
spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Renunciation precedes happiness. The permanent happiness which men seek in dissipation,
excitement, and abondonment to unworthy pleasures, is found only in the life which reverses
all this - the life of self-control.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.
Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
The incurably unhappy and unstable have a particularly strong infecting power
characters and emotions are so intense. They often present themselves as victims, making it
difficult, at first, to see their miseries as self-inflicted. Before you realize the real nature of
their problems you have been infected by them.
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both
There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the
who reflects it.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and
something to hope for.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Happiness for any reason is just another form of misery.
Who is happy? He who is happy with his lot.
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.
Willard R. Espy
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Be true to yourselves; cherish whatever talent you possess, and in using it faithfully for the
good of others you will most assuredly find happiness for yourself, and make of life no failure,
but a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
I belief half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J. Locke
Having a goal is a state of happiness.
E. J. Bartek
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally,
without regret or reservation.
William H. Sheldon
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
John Mason Brown
The very first condition of lasting happiness is that life should be full of purpose, aiming at
something outside self.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but
that they seize us.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.