Happiness
Quotes To Live By:  N - Z

William Arthur Ward quote: Happiness is an inside job. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

All of the happiness quotes on this page are from known sources and authors surnames N through to Z. The other quote pages are: A to E and F to M. There is also a page of happiness sayings which are all from unknown sources.

Happiness quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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 Happiness Quotes:  N   



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Native American
May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.


Michael Neill

Michael Neill
If you are doing things in order to be happy... you're doing them in the wrong order.

Michael Neill quote: If you are doing things in order to be happy... you're doing them in the wrong order. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Michael Neill

Michael Neill
Inner success is the ongoing experience of...  Love, Happiness, Fulfillment and Well-Being. The experience of joy in your everyday life.


The only reason why you are ever unhappy is... because you think you should be.


The secret of happiness is simply this... your happiness does NOT depend on getting what you want.


Whatever you can do with unhappiness, you can do better when you're happy.


Kitaro Nishida

Kitaro Nishida  1870 - 1945
If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this

Kitaro Nishida quote: If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByKitaro Nishida happiness quote - photo Lucy

Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup  1949
The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life greatly enhance a child’s health and happiness throughout their lifetime.

Christiane Northrup quote: The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma & Joey

Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup  1949
The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life greatly enhance a child’s health and happiness throughout her lifetime.


True health begins with your thoughts. Thinking about comfort, strength, flexibility and youthfulness attracts those qualities into your life and body. Dwelling on illness, fear, disease and pain does just the opposite. Your work is to notice and change your thoughts and move them in the direction of health and happiness.


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James Oppenheim  1882 - 1932
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.


Sanaya Roman

Orin-Sanaya Roman
The spiritual path can be one of immense joy.


William Osler

William Osler  1849 - 1919
Laughter is the music of life.

William Osler quote: Laughter is the music of life. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWilliam Osler happiness quote - Sophie (2008)

Frederic Ozanam

Frederic Ozanam  1813 - 1853
Peace of heart - without it, no good can make us happy. With it, every trial, even the approach of death, can be borne.


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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow  1972
The simpler things are, the happier they are.


M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck  1936 - 2005
The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.


Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath  1932 - 1963
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery.. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’


Plato

Plato  429BC - 347BC
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.


Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope  1688 - 1714
A good natured man has the whole world to be happy out of.


Pierre Pradervand

Pierre Pradervand
To bless is to acknowledge the Omnipresent, Universal beauty, hidden to material eyes. It is to activate the law of attraction which for the furthest reaches of the Universe will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.

Pierre Pradervand quote: To bless is to acknowledge the Omnipresent, Universal beauty, hidden to material eyes.. (encaustic art by Sandra Reeves) - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byencaustic artwork by Sandra Reeves

J. B. Priestley

J. B. Priestley  1894 - 1984
To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.


Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust  1871 - 1922
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.

Marcel Proust quote: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Proverb
Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.


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Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 - 1990
If you start listening to the body, listening to nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Become a good Listener to nature.


One has just to be oneself. That's my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.


When you have a heartfelt belly laugh, all parts of your Being vibrate in one single tune.  They all vibrate in harmony.


J.Z. Knight

Ramtha-J.Z. Knight
The greatest prayer you could ever pray, would be to laugh every day. For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being such that you would heal your entire body.


Helen Steiner Rice

Helen Steiner Rice  1900 - 1981
As you climb life's ladder take faith along with you, and great will be your happiness as your dearest dreams come true.


Happiness is something we create in our minds, by daily acts of thoughtfulness and the art of being kind.


Aelred of Rievaulx

Aelred of Rievaulx  1109 - 1167
No medicine is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of all our temporal ills than a friend, to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share our happiness in time of joy.


Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.


Smiling and laughing set off biological processes that, in fact, make us feel good.

Anthony Robbins quote: Smiling and laughing set off biological processes that, in fact, make us feel good. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAnthony Robbins happiness quote - Kevin & Julie

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts  1967
You know it's love when all you want is for that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.


The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.


John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller  1839 - 1937
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles... find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole Soul into it, every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.


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John Roger
When you are happy, when you are laughing, when you are loving, the radiance of your Soul shines through, and all are lifted by it.


Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn  1930 - 2009
Learn how to be happy with what you have, while you pursue all that you want.

Jim Rohn quote: Learn how to be happy with what you have, while you pursue all that you want. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Margaret Lee Runbeck  1905 - 1956
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.


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George Sand

George Sand  1804 - 1876
There is only one happiness in life...  to love and be loved.


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Barbara Schapira
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.


Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer  1788 - 1860
It  is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.


Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz  1922 - 2000
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.


Albert Schwietzer

Albert Schwietzer  1875 - 1965
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Albert Schwietzer quote: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Seneca

Seneca  4BC - 65AD
It is worthier of man to rise in laughter above life than to bewail it. He is more worthy of the human race who laughs at it than he who sheds tears over it.


John Petit Senn

John Petit Senn  1792 - 1870
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.


Seth-Jane Roberts

Seth-Jane Roberts  1929 - 1984
By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.


George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw  1856 - 1950
A happy family is but an earlier Heaven.


Michael Singer

Michael Singer
If you decide that you’re going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique there is. This is truly a spiritual path, and it is as direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.


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Father Mowbray Smith
Live out your life as a happy child of God, in the sunshine of His love.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 - 1894
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson quote: By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Mark Sullivan
To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard at all.


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.


You need to be happy with yourself or you'll never be able to be happy in a relationship.


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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.


Be happy in the moment.. That’s enough.


Joy is a net of love by which you can catch Souls.

Mother Teresa quote: Joy is a net of love by which you can catch Souls. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.


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 quote: 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. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.


Things and conditions can give you pleasure, but they cannot give you joy, joy arises from within.

Eckhart Tolle quote: Things and conditions can give you pleasure, but they cannot give you joy, joy arises from within. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 - 1910
People are always happy where there is love, because their happiness in in themselves.


Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 - 1910
The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that’s laughter. The moment it arises, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.


To get the full value from joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.


In dwelling - Live close to the ground.
In thinking - Keep to the simple.
In conflict - Be fair and generous.
In governing - Don't try to control.
In work - Do what you enjoy.
In family life - Be completely present.


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Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk  1975
People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.


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Veda Upanishads
He who know self - as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers, of the senses, ever present within, ruler of time - goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme.


Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci  1452 - 1519
As well-spent day brings happy sleep...
So a life well-spent brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci quote: As well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well-spent brings happy death. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley  1933
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley quote: Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed, happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByDenis Waitley happiness quote

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Mary Waldrip
A laugh is a smile that bursts.

Mary Waldrip quote: A laugh is a smile that bursts. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAmy & Sophie

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
A person can either do something in order to be happy, or... a person can start the day by simply deciding to BE happy and the things that person will do will automatically reflect that.


If there is some aspect of creation you find you do not enjoy, bless it and simply change it. Choose again. Call forth a new reality. Think a new thought. Say a new word. Do a new thing.

Neale Donald Walsch quote: If there is some aspect of creation you find you do not enjoy, bless it and simply change it. Choose again. Call forth a new reality.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
It is you who are choosing, in any moment, to be happy or choosing to be sad, or choosing to be angry, or forgiving, or enlightened, or whatever. You are choosing.


Life in the physical realm is glorious, and its purpose is to bring you happiness through the awareness of who you really are. So go into this magnificent world of your creation, and make your lifetime an extraordinary statement and experience of the most glorious idea that you have ever had about yourself.

Neale Donald Walsch quote: Life in the physical realm is glorious, and its purpose is to bring you happiness through the awareness of who you really are.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

J. Donald Walters

J. Donald Walters  1926 - 2013
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.

J. Donald Walters quote: The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.


A well-developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.


Happiness is an inside job.


Orson Wells

Orson Wells  1915 - 1985
If you want a happy ending... that depends of course on where you stop your story.


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Serene West


Laughter is a melody
A concert from the heart
A tickling by the angels
Creative living art
Laughter heals and comforts
It’s something gentle, sometimes bold
Laughter is a freeing dance
Performed within the Soul

Serene West poem: Laughter is a melody, a concert from the heart, a tickling by the angels, creative living art, laughter heals and comforts.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySerene West happiness quote - Paul & Emma (2002)

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman  1819 - 1892
Happiness not in another place, but this place, not for another hour, but this hour.


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde  1854 - 1900
The best way to make children good is... to make them happy.

poem on this quote

Oscar Wilde quote: The best way to make children good is to make them happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByOscar Wilde happiness quote - Jessica & Shona

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
If you want to be happy...   You will be.


Life is a dance...   Enjoy every step.


Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson  1952
Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All things that could go wrong.’


Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.


Anne Wilson-Schaef

Anne Wilson-Schaef
Laughing is like the human body wagging it’s tail.


Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
Every day brings a chance for you to...  draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.

Oprah Winfrey quote: Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
I don't believe in failure... it's not failure if you enjoyed the process.


Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1917 - 2008
Come what may...    And love it.


Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don't sing and bells don't ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.


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Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch  1964 - 2012
It's pretty easy to see that...  wealth doesn't really equal happiness.


Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda  1893 - 1952
If you possess happiness you possess everything:  To be happy is to be in tune with God.

Paramahansa Yogananda quote: If you possess happiness you possess everything:  To be happy is to be in tune with God. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.


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Margaret Young
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse.



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