Happiness Quotes

The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it. - Andrew Matthews

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.- Andy Rooney

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.- Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty thats still left in and around you and be happy! - Anne Frank

Happiness is a warm puppy.- Charles Schulz

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.- Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry

Always do what you want, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Suess

You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world. - Ernest A. Fitzgerald

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Koenig

Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness. - Gelett Burgess

If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn't something close at hand that you can improve! It may make you wealthy, though it is more likely that it will make you happy. - George Matthew Adams

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmie that he can? Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. - Henry David Thoreau

For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampeled. - Hunter S. Thompson

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. - J.D. Salinger

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison

Live by the foma [harmless untruths] that make you brave, and kind, and healthy, and happy. - Kurt Vonnegut

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. - Leo Tolstoy

Happiness lies only in that which excites, and the only thing that excites is crime. - Marquis de Sade

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. - Martha Washington

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. - Norman Vincent Peale

Bigamy is having one wife too many; monogamy is the same. - Oscar Wilde

Everything exists in limited quantity - especially happiness. - Picasso

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. - Primo Levi

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best , you very often get it. - Somerset Maugham

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. - Sophocles

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. - Thorton Wilder

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo

The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for. - William Blak