Happiness Quotes

Everyone has their definition of happiness. As humans, it is impossible to be happy at all times. For some people, happiness could mean to live a comfortable life. For others, it could be a luxurious lifestyle. Some find happiness through their careers, spending time with loved ones, traveling, books, shopping, movies and other activities. Happiness is a positive emotion, and it is good for our health. When we are happy, we are in a better mood, which could improve our overall life. It is important that we have happiness in our lives.

Browse through a collection of happiness quotes and happiness sayings from philosophers, writers, poets, historians and other people throughout history sharing their definition of happiness, ways of finding happiness, and much more.

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Benjamin Whichcote- Putting a man in happy place

It is impossible for a man to be made happy by putting him in a happy place, unless he be ...
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Hugh Prather- Happiness is a present attitude

Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.      Hugh Prather ...
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Douglas Jerrold- Happiness grows at our own firesides

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. Douglas Jerrold ...
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Frank Mckinney Kin Hubbard- What really brings happiness

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. Frank Mckinney Kin Hubbard ...
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/ happiness, Happy Life, Poverty, wealth

Abraham Lincoln- People are just as happy as their mind

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln ...
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/ happiness, Happy Life, Mind

Albert Camus- Searching for what happiness consist of

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if ...
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/ happiness, Happy Life, meaningful

James Freeman Clarke- Seek to do good

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.      James Freeman Clarke ...
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Germany Kent- Positive thinking is powerful thinking

Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power ...
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Ben Carson- Happiness result from what we give

Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give. Ben Carson ...
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/ generosity, Giving Back, happiness

The greatest happiness– Fyodor Dostoevsky

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.      Fyodor Dostoevsky ...
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/ Being Sad, Euphoria, happiness, Sadness

There is no key to happiness- Mother Teresa

There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.      Mother Teresa ...
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/ Door, happiness, Key

What matters in life– Nokwethemba Nkosi

What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort towards caring about ...
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/ Career, Deep Life, happiness, meaningful

Happiness is a mysterious thing- Ruskin Bond

Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.      Ruskin Bond ...
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/ Cryptic, happiness, mysterious

Happiness is always a coincidence – Jose Bergamin

Happiness is always a coincidence.       Jose Bergamin ...
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/ Coincidence, happiness

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain–Andy Rooney

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.       ...
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Feel Happiness In Clean Home- Marie Kondo

The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.      Marie Kondo ...
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/ Clean House, happiness, Peace

Beans of Happiness From Chocolate-Terri Guillemets

Chocolate is ground from the beans of happiness.      Terri Guillemets ...
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/ Chocolate, Food, happiness

If Really Want To Be Happy- Benjamin Hoff

Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve ...
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/ Appreciation, Cheer Up, happiness

Very little is needed to make a happy life- Marcus Aurelius

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus ...
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For every minute you are angry -Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.      Ralph Waldo Emerson ...
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/ Anger, Cheer, happiness, minutes

People Chasing After Money- Gary Vaynerchuk

People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you're going to lose. You're just going to. Even if ...
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/ Chasing, happiness, Money

Chasing Happiness-Criss Jami

The way of the consumerist culture is to spend so much energy chasing happiness that it has none left to ...
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/ Chasing, Energy, happiness

Changing Often-Confucius

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

Deepak Chopra-Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws

Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater ...
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/ Chakra, happiness, Harmony, spiritual

Terry Mark- Accepting Both Positive and Negative Outcome Of Life

Happiness requires that we celebrate the positive sides of life. Peace requires that we accept both the positive and the ...
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Zahid Abas- A Simple Celebration

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.      Zahid Abas ...
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Frank Tyger- Freedom and Happiness

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.      Frank Tyger ...
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/ Carefree, Freedom, happiness, Passion, Work

Nathaniel Hawthorne-Happiness is a butterfly

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down ...
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/ Butterflies, happiness

Goldie Hawn- Buddhism is understanding compassion

Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road ...
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George Bernard Shaw- When Your Heart is Broken

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart ...
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/ Break Up, happiness, Pain, Peace

Estelle- After a Break Up

No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.       Estelle ...
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/ Being Sad, Break Up, happiness

Lewis Howes- The Key To Happiness

The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.      Lewis Howes ...
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Nikhil Saluja- Damage To Happiness and Self-Esteem

Accept that you are unique. Stop comparing yourself to others as this can be damaging to your happiness and self-esteem.      ...
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Maria Mitchell- Cosmetic Beauty Like Happiness

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.      Maria Mitchell ...
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/ Beauty, Being Pretty, happiness

J. Cole- Heart Telling Stories

I now possess the tools as a producer and a songwriter to really just go out and make smashes all ...
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J. Cole- My Real Dream

My real dream is to have a whole, like, buy a whole piece of land. Imagine, like, a long driveway ...
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Cynthia Hand- I Always Think Of You

I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we ...
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Victor Hugo On The Greatest Happiness Of Life

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite ...
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Thich Nhat Hanh- Love Is Strong

The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, ...
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Thich Nhat Hanh On Joy and Smile

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy ...
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/ happiness, inspirational, Joy, Smile

Herman Cain On Happiness and Success

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, ...
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Sri Chinmoy- Happiness Is a Gift To God

Of all the gifts You have offered to God, Your happiness-gift He treasures most.- Sri Chinmoy ...
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Helen Keller- Quote on Disappointment and Opportunity

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we ...
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John Lennon- On Happiness and Life

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I ...
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Marla Gibbs– On Finding True Happiness

In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who ...
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Tony Hawk- Happiness and Being Famous

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more ...
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/ Contentment, happiness, Love, Passion, Rich

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.– Love is a Key

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, ...
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/ happiness, hatred, Jealousy, Love

Denis Waitley

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with ...
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/ happiness, Love, spiritual

Albert Schweitzer- On Success and Happiness

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, ...
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/ happiness, Love, Passion, Success

H. Jackson Brown, Jr- Definition Of Love

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown, Jr ...
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George Sand

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved ...
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/ happiness, Life, Love

Desiderius Erasmus

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.      ...
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Yiddish Proverb On Joy and Sorrow

"One does not live on joy or die of sorrow." A person cannot survive on pleasures or die of sadness ...
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Japanese Proverb On Being Sad

"Unhappiness can be a bridge to happiness." ...
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Japanese Proverb On Happiness and Long Life

"One moment of intense happiness prolongs life by a thousand years." ...
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Japanese Proverb On Joy and Sorrow

"One joy can drive away a hundred sorrows." ...
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Indian Proverb On Laugh and Suffering

"A man laughs at others and weeps for himself." ...
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African Proverb on Abilities

Even the best cooking pot will not produce the best food.- African Proverb This proverb is referring to material wealth and ...
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/ African Proverb, Cooking, Food, happiness

John Lennon

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I ...
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/ happiness, inspirational, Life

Gary Chapman

Positive, affirming relationsips bring great pleasure while poor relationship brings great pain. Great happiness found in good relationships, greatest pain ...
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/ Bad Relationships, happiness, Pain

Laura Bowers

Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad.      ...
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/ Bad Relationships, happiness, Love, Marriage

Sonya Parker

The wrong person isn't breaking their back to make you happy. So, stop breaking your back for them ...
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/ Bad Relationships, happiness, Sacrifice

Sakyong Mipham

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act ...
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/ Bad Karma, happiness, Suffering

Mary Lou Retton on optimism

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive about your life, good things and good people will be drawn ...
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/ happiness, Optimism, Staying Positive

Armee Taylo

If I let you go, it doesn't mean that I don't love you anymore. It means you are so important ...
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/ happiness, Love, Sacrifice

Honor de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.      ...
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Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts ...
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/ happiness, Life, psychology, Thoughts

George Sand

There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved ...
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/ happiness, Life, Love


The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.       ...
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/ challenge, happiness, Life Lessons, Victory

Sakyong Mipham

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act ...
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/ happiness, Karma, Suffering

Freya Stark

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.      ...
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/ Believe, happiness, Integrity, Passion

Leigh Hunt

The groundwork for all happiness is good health ...
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/ happiness, Health

Elbert Hubbard

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the ...
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/ happiness, Health, wealth

Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory ...
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/ happiness, Health, Memory

P. T. Barnum

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of ...
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/ happiness, Health, Sickness, Success

Robert A. Heinlein

Hate always sells well, but for repeat trade and the long pull happiness is sounder merchandise.      ...
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/ happiness, Hate


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.      ...
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/ Friendship, happiness, Trouble

James A. Michener quote on man finding himself

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days ...
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/ dignity, Finding yourself, happiness

Jaques D’Ambroise

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and ...
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/ Dancing, Expression, happiness, Joy

Vicki Baum

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.      ...
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/ Dancing, happiness, Life

Sakyong Mipham

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act ...
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/ Bad Karma, happiness, Suffering

Dita Von Tesse

Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself ...
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/ Bad Days, happiness, Sadness

Kartini Diapari-Oengider

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives ...
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/ Baby, happiness, Parenthood

Virginia Woolf- Knowing Yourself

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too ...
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/ Awareness, Boredom, happiness, Independent

Sheri Fink

Being your authentic self is the ultimate secret to happiness in life! ...
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/ Authentic, happiness, Life

Elle Sommer

Somewhere within you is a huge supply of happiness, always there, patiently waiting for you to reach out and grab ...
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/ Attention, happiness

Sunday Adelaja- The Atmosphere of Happiness

An atmosphere of happiness is the atmosphere of the Kingdom of God.      Sunday Adelaja ...
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/ Atmosphere, God, happiness

Mehmet Murat ildan

The more money you spend on guns, the less money you spend on people! More weapons, less happiness; more guns, ...
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/ Anti War, happiness, Misery

Barack Obama Quote On Pursuing Happiness and Bullying

Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied. Barack ...
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears ...
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/ Animal Rights, happiness, Pain

Karl Pilkington

Happiness is like a cake: have too much of it and you get sick of it ...
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/ Cake, happiness, Sick

Andy Lakey

Angels encourage us by guiding us onto a path that will lead to happiness and hope ...
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/ Angels, Encouragement, happiness, Path

C. JoyBell C- Cake is Happiness

Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have ...
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/ Cake, happiness, Joy

Pearl S. Buck- There is An Alchemy in Sorrow

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can ...
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/ Alchemy, happiness, Joy, Wisdom


An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.      ...
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/ Agriculture, happiness, Virtues

J. Buel

Agriculture is the Archimedean lever which, though it does not move a world, tends to fill it with plenty, with ...
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/ Agriculture, happiness, Health

Tenzin Gyatso

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the ...
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Robert Baden-Powell

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others ...
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/ happiness, Others

Amanda Mosher

Affection is the source of self-confidence, happiness, security, and a comfortable mental state.      ...
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/ Affectionate, happiness, Security

Brahma Kumaris

Any love or happiness given to anyone always comes back. Unfortunately we expect it from the same person.      ...
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/ Affectionate, happiness, Love

Carl Sandburg

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring ...
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/ Admire, Desires, happiness, Secret

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort ...
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/ Achievement, effort, happiness, Joy

Harold Kushner

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness ...
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/ Caring, Feeling, happiness

Unknown Author

A cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent ...
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/ Coffee, friend, happiness, time

Praveen Sighal

"The absence of happiness doesn't mean unhappiness." -Praveen Sighal Other quotes to explore: ...
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/ Absence, Alone, happiness

Carrie Underwood

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.      ...
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/ A New Day, happiness, Moving on

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote On Happiness

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson ...
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/ Being Happy, Being single, Choice, happiness

Jim Rohn Quote On Happiness

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.      Jim Rohn ...
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/ Art, Being Happy, happiness, Learning

Paulo Coelho- Happiness Increase With Others

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. Paulo Coelho Original Source: By the River Piedra I Sat ...
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/ Being Happy, Fulfillment, happiness

James Matthew Barrie- The Secret of Happiness

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. James Matthew Barrie ...
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/ Being Happy, happiness, Secret

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of ...
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/ Achievement, Being Happy, effort, happiness, Joy

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, ...
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/ Being Happy, happiness

Abraham Lincoln Quote On Happiness

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.   Abraham Lincoln    ...
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/ Being Happy, Choice, happiness, Mind

Frank Tyger

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.      ...
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/ Being Happy, Freedom, happiness

Henry Ward Beecher- The Art of Being Happy

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher ...
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/ Art, Being Happy, happiness, Power

G.K. Chesterton

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder ...
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/ Being Thankful, gratitude, happiness

Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony ...
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/ Balance, happiness, Harmony, Intensity


Happiness depends on how you balance your life’s equations between positive and negative experiences and attitudes.      ...
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/ Attitude, Balance, happiness, negative, Positive

Anurag Prakash Ray

Happiness would lose its importance if it is not be balanced by sadness ...
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/ Balance, happiness, sad

Muhammad Yunus, father of microfinance

"Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a super-happiness." ...
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/ Business, happiness, Money, People

David Rubenstein, co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

"If your mother calls you and tells you that she is proud of what you are doing, that's probably a ...
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/ Business, happiness, Mother

Sarah MacLean- Happiness is Found In Books

Happiness. That’s what books smells like. Happiness. That’s why I always wanted to have a bookshop. What better life than ...
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/ Books, happiness

Leo Tolstoy Quote On Happiness

Happiness is in your ability to love others. Leo Tolstoy ...
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/ Ability, happiness, Love

Byron Pulsifer- Appearing Youthful The Road To Happiness

But, is appearing youthful the road to happiness? To be happy is to be accepting of who you are and ...
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Ausonius Quote On Happiness, ​Time and Old Age

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. Ausonius ...
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/ Getting Older, happiness, Old Age, time

Nana Mouskouri- Being Sad To Appreciate​ Happiness

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. Nana Mouskouri ...
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Joanna Jast  Quote On Increasing Happiness

Don't forget to count your blessings and appreciate what you have - it's proven to increase your sense of happiness ...
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/ Appreciation, Blessings, happiness

Matt Morris Quote On Happiness and Contentment

Happiness is not always getting what you want when you want it. Often times, it means being content and appreciating ...
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/ Appreciation, Contentment, happiness

Karen Kelloway- More Productive When Feeling Happy, Appreciated and Excited

We all know intuitively that we're more productive in our careers when we are feeling emotions like happiness, appreciation, enthusiasm ...
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Zak Khan- Finding a Form of Appreciation

In fact, you have to have some form of appreciation or else you'll never find any happiness. You'll forever be ...
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/ Appreciation, Forever, Fulfillment, happiness

Marie Osmond- Amazing Feeling To Be Appreciated

It's an amazing feeling to be appreciated for what you do and to feel like you have brought happiness to ...
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/ Amazing, Appreciation, happiness

Sanjay Gupta Quote On Pursuing Passion and Happiness

You know what makes your heart swift, you know what makes your breath catch your throat, you know what makes ...
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Mark Lepper- Happiness From Living a Life With Purpose

Studies of older Americans find that one of the best predictors of happiness is whether a person considers his or ...
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/ Career, happiness, Life, Purpose, Satisfaction

John Ruskin On True Happiness

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. John Ruskin ...
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/ Accomplishment, happiness, hope, Success

Eric Barker Quote On Planning a Vacation

If you can't take the time for a vacation right now, or even a night out with friends, put something ...
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/ happiness, Life, Relaxation, Vacation

Gretchen O’Donnell- Anticipation is a Beautiful Thing

Truth is, anticipation is a beautiful thing. We anticipate spring (perhaps desperately so, come this time of year), we anticipate ...
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/ Anticipation, happiness, Happy, Imagination, Joy

Eric Barker- Schedule Something to Look Forward To

Schedule something to look forward to. Anticipation is like 401K matching for happiness. Double the happiness. Eric Barker ...
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/ Anticipation, excitement, happiness, Life

Julian Barnes- Where Happiness and Pleasure is Found

Happiness lies in the imagination, not the act. Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory. Julian Barnes ...
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Arthur Schopenhauer- The Two Enemies of Human Happiness

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer ...
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/ Boredom, Boring, happiness, Pain

C. S. Lewis- On Affection and Happiness

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis ...
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/ Affection, happiness