“Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” – Sue Knight

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” – Shakti Gawain

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” -Marcus Aurelius

“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.” – Dale Carnegie

“We forge the chains we wear in life.” – Charles Dickens

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

“Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.” – John Stuart Mill

“Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” – Benjamin Franklin

“We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.” – Walter Savage Landor

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller 

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett 

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” – Charles Dickens

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire 

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett

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“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

“To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” – Alan Cohen

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – John Milton

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Albert Clarke

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’ If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” – David Allen

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung

“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

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs” – Chinese Proverb

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is a function of accepting what is.” – Werner Erhard

“You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.” – Henepola Gunaratana

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“It’s the little things in life.”

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“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” – Shari R. Barr

“View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” – Victor Frankl

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” – Thomas Szasz

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.” – Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.” – Robert S. Lynd

“Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.” – Naval Ravikant 

“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.” – Maxime Lagacé 

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” –  Rita Mae Brown

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli 

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Happiness is a place between too much and too little

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“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” – Unknown

“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“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.” –  Earl Nightingale

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus

“Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.” – Thomas Szasz

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.” – Don Herold

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer

“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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 Keonig

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish proverb

“Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky

Happiness is the natural flower of duty

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“That man is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

“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 grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”- E.L. Konigsburg

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” – Norman Bradburn

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

Happiness will bring you success

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“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

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” –  Doug Larson

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” – Pat Conroy

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” – Rick Warren

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

“We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?” – Albert Camus

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer 

Happiness is appreciating what you have

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“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” – John Henry Jowett

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Confucius

“We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” –  David C. Hill

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” –  Denis Waitley

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

“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 

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” 

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

“Say no more often so you can say yes to what’s important.” – Maxime Lagacé

“There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” – Jodi Picoult

“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” – Alan Cohen

“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 Dostoevsky

“One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.” – Eugene O’Neill

“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

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” – Archibald McLeish

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

“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

Happiness is the experience of loving life

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“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.” – Proverb

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“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

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière

“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” – Robert McPhillips

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“The more people need to show they’re happy, the less they are.” – Maxime Lagacé

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” – Leslie Caron

“Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery.” – John Suckling

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies

“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

“Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the hardest but also the most satisfying kind of life.” – Maxime Lagacé

“When was the last time you paused and took a deep breath?” – Maxime Lagacé

“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.” – Søren Kierkegaard

The secret of happiness is freedom

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“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” – Unknown

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” – Marquis de Condorcet

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” –  Cynthia Nelms

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” –  William Morris 

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Joe Rogan

“School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves.” – Naval Ravikant

“One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.” – Chinese proverb 

“There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori 

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton 

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins

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Happiness quotes The secret of happiness is freedom Aylake

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.” – Brian Tracy

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

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Happiness quotes The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness Aylake

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

“The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.” – Robert Brault

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Happiness quotes The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony Aylake

“The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” – V.S. Pritchett

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

“Not wanting something is as good as having it.” – Naval Ravikant

“With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment.” – Naval Ravikant

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Happiness quotes The most valuable thing you can buy to make yourself happy is time Aylake

“Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.” – Naval Ravikant

“A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins.” – Matshona Dhliwayo 

“The most valuable thing you can buy to make yourself happy is time.” – Maxime Lagacé

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” – G.K. Chesterton

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Happiness makes up in height for what is lacks in length Aylake

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard

“To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.” – Robert Brault

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost