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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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Cindy Morgan- Simple Things In Life Give Me Pleasure

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking ...
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/ happiness, Joy, Life

Denis Waitley- Happiness is a Spiritual Experience

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

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

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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Thomas Merton Quote On Seeking Paradise

If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts. Thomas Merton ...
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Marcus Aurelius- Happiness Depends On Quality of Thoughts

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

Sakyong Mipham- Karma Moves In Two Directions

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 Quote On Happiness

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.      Freya Stark  ...
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Leigh Hunt- Good Health is the Foundation For Happiness

The groundwork for all happiness is good health. Leigh Hunt ...
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Elbert Hubbard Quote On Health and Happiness

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the ...
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Albert Schweitzer- Happiness is Good Health and Bad Memory

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

Biblical Proverb On Happiness and Sadness

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.      Biblical Proverb  Source: Proverbs ...
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/ Being Sad, Biblical Proverb, happiness

Jaques D’Ambroise- Dance is an Expression of Time and Movement

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- Dancing is a Shortcut To Happiness

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

Loretta Young- If You Want Happiness

If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters. Loretta Young ...
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/ Bad Days, Better Days, happiness, hurt, sad

Dita Von Tesse- Experience Sadness To Know Happiness

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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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- The Secret To Happiness

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

Elle Sommer- There is Happiness Within You

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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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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Karl Pilkington- Happiness is Like a Cake

Happiness is like a cake: have too much of it and you get sick of it. Karl Pilkington ...
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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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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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Tenzin Gyatso- The Happiness of Others

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- Putting Happiness Into Others

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. Robert Baden ...
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Amanda Mosher- Affection is a Source of Security and Comfort

Affection is the source of self-confidence, happiness, security, and a comfortable mental state.      Amanda Mosher ...
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Brahma Kumaris- Love and Happiness will Always Return Back

Any love or happiness given to anyone always comes back. Unfortunately we expect it from the same person.      Brahma Kumaris ...
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Carl Sandburg- Admire Without Desiring

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Carl Sandburg ...
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Harold Kushner- Caring For Others Bring Happiness

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. Harold Kushner ...
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/ Caring, happiness, Making a Difference

Carrie Underwood- Moving On To Find Happiness

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.      Carrie ...
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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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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

Jack Brown Quote On Happiness

Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them. Jack Brown ...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer Quote On Seeking Happiness

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. J. Robert Oppenheimer ...
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/ Being Happy, Foolish, happiness, Wise

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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Franklin D. Roosevelt- Happiness Lies in The Joy of Achievement

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of ...
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Marcel Pagnol- Finding it Hard To Be Happy

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it ...
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/ Being Happy, happiness

Dalai Lama- Happiness Comes From Your Own Actions

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama ...
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/ Action, Being Happy, happiness

Anil Kr Sinha- Making a Choice To Be Happy

Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice ...
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/ Being Happy, Choice, happiness

Tinku Razoria- A Simple Way To Stay Happy

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad. Tinku ...
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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

Janette Rallison- Being Happy is Your Choice

Happy is entirely up to you and always has been. Janette Rallison ...
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/ Being Happy, Choice, happiness, Happy

Elizabeth Scott- Someone That Makes You Happy

Talking about someone who makes you happy actually makes you happy. Elizabeth Scott ...
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/ Being Happy, Falling In Love, happiness, Happy

Frank Tyger Quote On Freedom and Happiness

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.      Frank Tyger ...
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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

Tina Turner- Happiness is the Greatest Beauty Secret

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a ...
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/ Beauty, Being Happy, happiness

Goldie Hawn Quote On Being Happy

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think ...
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/ Being Happy, Being Yourself, happiness, People

Thomas Merton- Happiness is a Balance

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

Muhammad Yunus Quote On Money and Happiness

Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a super-happiness. Muhammad Yunus ...
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David Rubenstein- Mother Being Proud of Your Success

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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/ Accomplishment, happiness, Mom, Mother, Success

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