Quotes About Happiness

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Use these quotes about happiness in conversations and speeches to provide insight for your family, friends and colleagues. Keep them in your thoughts to boost your positive thinking skills. 

With a productive frame of mind, you will value the contentment, love, satisfaction and joy you already have in your world.

People spend their lives searching for happiness. It's elusive and hard to find. Often we are surrounded by the people and things that make us happy, but for some strange reason we can't sense them.

It is said that we're often more unhappy than happy. These quotes about happiness will help shift your perspective.

It's odd, but we often don't feel happiness when we have it. This is what Jack Nicolson's character in "As Good as it Gets" means when he says, "This is as good as it gets." Sometimes just knowing that even though life doesn't feel perfect. "It's as good as it gets." And that's OK.

If you are happy and content with life, you probably have good self esteem with high self confidence.

Quotes About Happiness

“The mind should be nowhere in particular.” Takuan

“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.” Calvin & Hobbes

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

“Be happy. It's one way of being wise.” Sidone Gabrielle

“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

“People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel.” Irwin Federman

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Herman Cain

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” Marcel Pagnol

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

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Use these quotes about happiness to start a journal.

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” Robert Muller

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Some pursue happiness. Others create it.” Anonymous

“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” Jim Valvano 

Create a vision board with these quotes.

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“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” Anthony de Mello “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” Mary Stuart

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Use these happiness quotes set a goal.

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“Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as you see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” Stacey Charter

“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” H. Jackson (Jack) Brown Jr.

“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

“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

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” Storm Jameson

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Eskimo Proverb

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde

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

“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


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 “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.” Margaret Cho “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.” C.S. Lewis

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.” Maya Angelou

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller

“The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.” Thucydides

“Happiness can be defined in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.” Stephen R. Covey

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Use these quotes about happiness in speeches and conversations. Post them to feel better about your life. Positive thoughts will raise your self esteem.

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