Happiness Quotes

happiness quotesIf you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy 

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. Colette

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is. Seneca

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

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

Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory. Albert Schweitzer

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

Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. William Wordsworth 

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher

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

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare

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

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. Søren Kierkegaard

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

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. Josh Billings

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. Henry Ford

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. Saint Augustine

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. Leo Buscaglia

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. William Butler Yeats

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