Inspirational Quotes on Happiness | Happiness Quotes
Before reading Inspirational Quotes on Happiness | Happiness Quotes must read a brief introduction of Happiness. Happiness is a state of emotions. Everybody has its own definition of happiness. The concept of Happiness is relative because the source of happiness for one person may not be the source of happiness for other people.
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin,
“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
― Chuck Palahniuk,
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
― Ernest Hemingway
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The Seven Social Sins are:
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
― Frederick Lewis Donaldson
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
― Albert Camus
“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
― Stephen Chbosky
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson,
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
― Tom Bodett
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale Carnegie,
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel García Márquez
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
― George Burns
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
― Chuck Palahniuk,
“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”
― Lauren Oliver,
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Tennyson
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
― Bertrand Russell,
“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
― Mark Twain
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert,
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“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
― Marcus Aurelius
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
― George Washington Burnap
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
― Hunter S. Thompson
“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
― Edward Lear,
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
― Charlotte Brontë
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli,
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
― Rita Mae Brown
“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.”
― Douglas Adams,
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis
“I know that’s what people say– you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.”
― Betty Smith
“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
― Guillaume Apollinaire
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli,
“People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.”
― Katja Millay
“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
― Robert Frost
“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley
“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”
― Neil Gaiman
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.”
― Jane Austen
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
― William Shakespeare
“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
― Viktor E. Frankl
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”
― Rainbow Rowell
“Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.”
― Ann Brashares
“Ester asked why people are sad.
“That’s simple,” says the old man. “They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
― Paulo Coelho
“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
― Leo Tolstoy
“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”
― Pat Conroy
“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”
― Roy T. Bennett