Happiness quotes page 1
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is only one way to
achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either
a clear conscience or none at all.
If the ingredients for
happiness are not within a person, no material success or entertainment
or platinum credit cards can make that person smile.
Continuity of purpose is one of the most esential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and
for most men this comes chiefly through their work.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
The if I just had X, I would be happy syndrome is a mass delusion. When you look for
happiness in mere objects, they are never enough. Look around. Look within.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are
searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an
him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the finite.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you
are doing, you will be successful.
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is
nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
The more money, the happier; the more wit, the happier.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source
of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 per cent of everything you do is for yourself. And there
Wei Wu Wei
It's a hell of a start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Happiness is an inside job.
William Arthur Ward
Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on
externals in the world.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
The mind-set that says "I'll be happy when this desire is fulfilled" is the same mind-set that
will repeat itself once that desire is met.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
I quickly convinced myself that the true key to happiness lay in a modest standard of living
which could be achieved with little difficulty under almost all economic conditions.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. If you look at your life you will
find many excuses to suffer, but a good reason to suffer you will not find... Happiness is a
choice, and so is suffering.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
It's not how long you'll live, it's how well you live... It's a combination of achievement and
appreciation. If you don't appreciate what you have now, nothing you ever get will make you
satisfied or happy.
People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough
money, you can have a key made.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.