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Being Happy Quotes.

Happiness Quotes

1.) It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

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

3.) The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese

4.) 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.

5.) Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.

6.) To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

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

8.) 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

Best Happy Quotes

9.) 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

10.) Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering
Winnie the Pooh

11.) Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

12.) 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

13.) Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.
Steve Maraboli

Happy Quotes.

Good Happy Quotes

14.) 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

15.) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

16.) Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results.
Dennis Waitley

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

18.) Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Marthe Troly-Curtin

19.) There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

20.) 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

Joy Sayings

21.) 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

22.) What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

23.) 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

24.) Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

25.) The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly.
Marcus Aurelius

26.) I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.

Quotes About Being Happy

27.) People with many interests live not only longest but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

28.) There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through he$% and back, and I’m grateful for every scar.

29.) Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

30.) Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

31.) We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are.

32.) I have found that if you love life, life will love you back
Arthur Rubinstein

33.) 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

34.) Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

35.) We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.
Lester Levinson

36.) We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Quotes About Happiness

37.) A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu.

38.) Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

39.) Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

40.) If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

41.) Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain – for 117 Great Mark Twain Quotes

42.) If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
James Cameron

Pleasing Quotations

43.) Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

44.) The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

45.) The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.
Randy Pausch

46.) Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy. You make you happy.

47.) The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. 
Oprah Winfrey

Be Happy Quotes

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

49.) 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 that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

50.) Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

51.) True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself.
Joseph Addison

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

53.) Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
William Adams

54.) I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.
Paul Simon

55.) Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
Hunter S. Thompson

Happy Thoughts Quotes

56.) What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure, but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

57.) One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.
Leo Tolstoy

58.) Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

59.) 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

60.) Happiness is a gift, and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes.
Charles Dickens

61.) We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha quote on Happiness.

Happy Quotes and Sayings

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

63.) A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats

64.) Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi

65.) How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendor of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ!
Pope Benedict XVI

66.) Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Mother Teresa

67.) Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Comforting Quotes

68.) Genuine happiness consists of those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness, and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others’ happiness.
The Dalai Lama

69.) When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall, in fact, be happy.
C.S. Lewis

70.) When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other’s flame.

71.) Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.
Blaise Pascal

72.) Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Happy Life Quotes

73.) It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
L.M. Montgomery

74.) The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Mark Twain

75.) Happiness depends upon ourselves.

76.) Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
Pat Conroy

77.) Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and the end of human existence.

78.) Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Martin Luther King Jr.

79.) Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

80.) These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Jesus Christ (John 15:11-12)

Living Right

81.) This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.
George Bernard Shaw

82.) Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.
Thomas Aquinas

83.) The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington

84.) Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.
Mark Twain

85.) A great reminder that it’s okay to slow down sometimes Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Marthe Troly-Curtin

86.) 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

87.) Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. 
Denis Waitley

88.) The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn

Short Quotes About Being Happy

89.) Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

90.) Count your age by your friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. 
John Lennon

91.) Happiness comes in waves. It’ll always come back.

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

93.) Happiness is an inside job. 

94.) The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us the greatest delight.

95.) Happiness is the best makeup.
Drew Barrymore

96.) No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabriel García Márquez

97.) Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it.
Bob Ross

Famous Happiness Quotes

98.) For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

99.) Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. 
Dalai Lama

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

Short Happiness Quotes

101.) Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.
Walt Disney

102.) Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

103.) The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.
Goldie Hawn

104.) If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
Dolly Parton

105.) Happiness is not a goal but a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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