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Happiness Quotations

Guest Author - Danielle Hollister

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

  2. "We must dare to be happy, and dare to confess it, regarding ourselves always as the depositories, not as the authors of our own job."
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

  3. "There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all."
    --Anonymous

  4. "Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy."
    -- Robert Anthony

  5. "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

  6. "Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."
    -- Richard Bach

  7. "The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."
    -- James M. Barrie

  8. "Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."
    -- Mildred Barthel

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

  10. "It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self."
    -- Hugo Black

  11. "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

  12. "Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving; make every day a holiday and celebrate just living."
    -- Amanda Bradley

  13. "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 Browne

  14. "Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again -- this is the brave and happy life."
    -- J.E. Buckrose

  15. "The secret of happiness is something to do."
    -- John Burroughs

  16. "To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin."
    -- Lord Byron

  17. "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 (1913-1960)

  18. "Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses."
    -- Dale Carnegie

  19. "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

  20. "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
    -- Allan K. Chamlers

  21. "A happy life consists in tranquility of mind."
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

  22. " Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself."
    -- James Van Der Zee

  23. "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

  24. "A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
    -- Hugh Downs

  25. "Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it."
    --Mary Baker Eddy

  26. " Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world."
    -- Epicetus

  27. "No one is happy all his life long."
    -- Euripides

  28. "Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying "Wow, this is it." I guess I'm happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I'm even feeling more and more at peace with myself. If there's something else to happiness, let me know. I'm ambitious for that, too."
    --Harrison Ford

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

  30. "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  31. "Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  32. "Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
    -- Robert Frost

  33. "Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."
    -- Dave Gardner

  34. " True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
    -- John W. Gardner

  35. " We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
    -- Kahlil Gibran

  36. "To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something; to secure it in this world, we must do something."
    -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  37. " Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool."
    --John Mason Good

  38. " Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp. But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
    --Nathaniel Hawthorne

  39. "Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."
    -- Don Herold

  40. " Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."
    -- Burton Hills

  41. "Happiness requires problems… -- H.L.Hollingworth

  42. " Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past."
    -- Dough Horton

  43. "Happiness is liberty from everything that makes us unhappy."
    -- Vernon Howard

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

  45. "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

  46. " Happiness is not a reward-- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment-- it is a result."
    -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  47. "Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords."
    -- Samuel Johnson

  48. "We are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it is possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself."
    -- Samuel Johnson

  49. " To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity."
    -- Samuel Johnson

  50. "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

  51. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
    -- Helen Keller

  52. " My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy."
    -- Holly Ketchel

  53. " 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."
    -- Fredrick Koeing

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