Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
- Dalai Lama
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Dalai Lama
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
- Albert Einstein
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Dalai Lama
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
- Omar Khayyam
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
- Charles Spurgeon
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
- Ayn Rand
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
- George Bernard Shaw
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
- Ambrose Bierce
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
- Mark Twain
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest Hemingway
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus
Love is trembling happiness.
- Khalil Gibran
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
- Richard Bach
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
- George Sand
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
- Bernard Meltzer
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Robert Frost
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
- Bertrand Russell
If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You can be happy where you are.
- Joel Osteen
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
- Ovid
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
- Lydia M. Child
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
- Leo Buscaglia
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
- Bette Davis
Happiness is an inside job.
- William Arthur Ward
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
- Napoleon Hill
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
- Bertolt Brecht
To forget oneself is to be happy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
- Richard Bach
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- Jane Austen
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
- Baruch Spinoza
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