40 quotes about happiness. What is happiness for you? | THY Promise
11 Nov

40 quotes about happiness. What is happiness for you?

So many people quote about what happiness is. Here are what they said.

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

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
– Omar Khayyam

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

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

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

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
– Richard Bach

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.
– William E. Gladstone

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

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
– Lawrence G. Lovasik

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
– John Barrymore

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
– George Orwell

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
– Aristotle

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

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
– Helen Keller

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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

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

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
– Bernard Meltzer

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

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
– Richard Bach

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

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
– Ayn Rand

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– Dalai Lama

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

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
– Thomas Merton

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
– Alexandre Dumas

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

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

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
– Ernest Hemingway

Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
– Alice Walker

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

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
– Bil Keane

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
– Princess Diana

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.
– Adrian Grenier

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
– Thomas Jefferson

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is an inside job.
– William Arthur Ward

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.
– Rollo May

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
– Ambrose Bierce

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
– Ambrose Bierce

What is happiness in your definition? 🙂


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