Quotes To Live By: F - M
All of the happiness quotes on this page are from known sources and authors surnames F through to M. The other pages of quotes are A to E and N to Z. There is also a page of happiness sayings which are all from unknown sources.
Happiness quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Happiness Quotes: F
Tina Fey 1970
Being a mom has made me so tired, and so happy.
Emmet Fox 1886 - 1951
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Anne Frank 1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank happiness quote
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
The affirmation of one's own life, happiness, growth and freedom, is rooted in one's capacity to love.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Happiness Quotes: G
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
Happiness is when... what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony
Chief Dan George 1899 - 1981
The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy.
Julie, Dawn, Sarah, Redmond, Emma, Kevin & Denis (1990)
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Love is a trembling happiness.
We choose our joys and sorrows, long before we experience them.
When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
You pray in your distress and in your need, would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
He is truly happy who makes others happy. Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.
Happiness Quotes: H
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Each breath we take, each step we make, each smile we realize, is a positive contribution to peace... a necessary step in the direction of peace for the world.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. But sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.
Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
Goldie Hawn 1945
The only thing that will make you happy is... being happy with who you are and not who people think you are.
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 - 1864
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne happiness quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves
Robert A. Heinlein 1907 - 1988
Love is that condition in which happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993
Happy girls are the prettiest.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it's all that matters.
Robert Holden 1964
Beware of Destination Addiction... a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.
Happiness doesn't come and go, what comes and goes is your attunement to happiness.
Robert Holden happiness quote
Robert Holden 1964
Joy waits on welcome, not on time.
Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self... the real you.
Robert Holden happiness quote
Robert Holden 1964
Making a wholehearted commitment to being happy is a powerful medicine.
Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy.
You are the key to happiness.
Your intention to love, not matter what, is the absolute key to happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes happiness quote -
photo Lucy & Seth
Jean Houston 1937
At the height of laughter, the Universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed
also sung by George Benson
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven, forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the Gods.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885
I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, shows at the same time the pearls of the Soul.
Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Francis Hutcheson 1694 - 1746
That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
Happiness Quotes: I
Robert Ingersoll 1833 - 1899
He is happy who knows his good fortune. He who is happy is rich enough. Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.
May leprechauns strew happiness wherever you walk each day, and Irish angels smile on you all along the way.
Happiness Quotes: J
William James 1842 - 1910
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous... Life is Light... Life is happy. You are awake at last.
If you are not enjoying yourself, you are wasting time.
Susan Jeffers happiness quote - photo Sophie & Lucy
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection
Your joy, your happiness, your satisfaction and your ability to dance with life, depends solely on what you pay attention to.
Douglas Jerrold 1803 - 1857
Happiness grows at our own firesides.
Happiness Quotes: K
John Keats 1795 - 1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It's loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
Helen Keller 1880 - 1968
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
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 which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller happiness quote
Matthew Kelly 1973
On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things - Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy.
Rose Kennedy 1890 - 1995
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Frederick Keonig 1774 - 1833
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.
Miranda Kerr 1983
Happiness is a choice we make. You can wake up and say, 'Oh, I can't believe it's so cold,' or you can say, 'Oh, wow, this is a great opportunity for me to try out my new sweater.' No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?
In being love... I give love.
In being joy... I give joy.
In being happiness... I give happiness.
Everything I need is within.
Miranda Kerr happiness quote - photo Bluebell & Sky (2015)
Miranda Kerr 1983
Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn't make you happy.
There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.
While it's nice to appreciate the fashion world... what makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones.
Ken Keyes 1921 - 1995
The past is dead. The future imaginary. Happiness can only be in the eternal now moment.
Laughter is the sound of the Soul dancing.
It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.
Akiane Kramarix 1994
Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy.
Charles Kuralt 1934 - 1997
I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
Happiness Quotes: L
Dalai Lama 1935
Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and look back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
Dalai Lama happiness quote
Rose Wilder Lane 1886 - 1968
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
The art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.
John Lennon 1940
Time you enjoyed wasting... was not wasted.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 - 1781
Joy makes us giddy, dizzy.
To look forward to pleasure, is also a pleasure.
Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.
Daniel Levin happiness quote
Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
Joy, temperance and repose... slam the door on the doctor's nose.
Realize that true happiness lies within you.
Howard Lyman 1938
Do what you can do. As well as you can do it, every day of your life and you will end up dying one of the happiest individuals that had ever died.
Happiness Quotes: M
Harvey MacKay 1932
Happiness can be thought, taught and caught... but not bought.
Dorothy Maclean 1920
When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
Andre Maurois 1885 - 1967
A happy marriage is a long conversation... that seems all too short.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
The aim of life is to live, and to live means... to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware.
Dan Millman 1946
There is no path to happiness... Happiness is the path.
There is no path to Love... Love is the path.
There is no path to peace... Peace is the path.
Dan Millman happiness quote
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1956
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
Charles de Montesquieu 1680 - 1755
Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.
When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with our-self, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
Movie - Harry Potter
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the Light.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
A feeling of happiness is the best injection you can give to your being. It pervades all your systems, all your cells, flows and mechanisms. Happiness is the best remedy and stimulant for your being.
A loving smile is the cheapest and most rewarding gift on Earth.
Sophie & Julie
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
Don’t you think God would smile and feel good, if your spouse, your children, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, your spiritual guides would smile and feel good, if you said to them these simple words: ‘I am happy. Thank you for giving me happiness.’
Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.
Give everything in you and around you a supernatural, Divine, Sacred, miraculous character and you will know untold happiness and pride.
Give happiness to others and you will be repaid by happiness. The law of karma never fails.
Happiness is a main factor of good health.
Happiness is an art. It must be practised. It is like writing: write anything, just for the exercise of it, and you will become a write. Practice any form of happiness, just for the sake of it, and you will become a happy person.
I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life.
If we only knew what children think and feel about life, nature, people and the world into which they are born. It would give us many clues about the meaning of life and happiness.
If you do not decide to be happy, very few people can make you happy. If you decide to be happy, very few people can make you unhappy.
If you want to be happy, read and have books on happiness around you. If you want to be a healthy person, read health books and have health foods around you. If you want to be a spiritual person, read spiritual books and have spiritual objects around you.
Love is to think what good we can do and what happiness we can give.
Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.
Memories are a second chance at happiness.
No university on Earth gives master’s degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created!
Read only good books, inspiring books, non-depressing books. Do not waste money on prefabricated best-sellers. Read a few pages of them before disbursing your money. Know that they are not supposed to last, since your money will be solicited almost immediately for the next one. Seek books which you will keep and read time and again for your happiness, enrichment and life fulfilment.
Surround yourself with objects which speak to your Soul and evoke beauty, good feelings and dear precious memories. Discard those which have a negative effect. This too is part of the art of happy living.
Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons... Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for life, Gratitude for life.
The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Use the freest goods for happiness...
The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.
You will never be really happy if you don’t understand that producers and merchants must constantly create new unhappiness in order to sell more goods and new goods to you.