Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have. It's so simple yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now.
The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage
I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem
-Jonathan Safran Foer
Some pursue happiness others create it.
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
-Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
"What will they think of me?" must be put aside for bliss.
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness
The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy
-Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
-James M. Barrie
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered in the night and made my day worth living
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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
Being happy doesn't mean you're perfect. It just means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections
- K.B Indiana
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
- Mildred Barthel
To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power."
Whoever is happy will make others happy
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existance
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
Happiness is not ready made it comes from your own actions
The most important thing is to enjoy life to be happy, it's all that matters
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts
Happiness is not a goal.. it's a by-product of a life well lived
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations
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