Quotes To Live By: N - Z
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
Happiness Quotes: N
May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
If you are doing things in order to be happy... you're doing them in the wrong order.
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 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 happiness quote - photo Lucy
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.
Happiness Quotes: O
James Oppenheim 1882 - 1932
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
The spiritual path can be one of immense joy.
William Osler 1849 - 1919
Laughter is the music of life.
William Osler happiness quote - Sophie (2008)
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.
Happiness Quotes: P
Gwyneth Paltrow 1972
The simpler things are, the happier they are.
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 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 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 1688 - 1714
A good natured man has the whole world to be happy out of.
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.
encaustic artwork by Sandra Reeves
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 1871 - 1922
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.
Happiness Quotes: R
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.
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 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 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 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 happiness quote - Kevin & Julie
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 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.
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 1930 - 2009
Learn how to be happy with what you have, while you pursue all that you want.
Margaret Lee Runbeck 1905 - 1956
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Happiness Quotes: S
George Sand 1804 - 1876
There is only one happiness in life... to love and be loved.
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788 - 1860
It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
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 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.
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 1792 - 1870
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Seth-Jane Roberts 1929 - 1984
By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950
A happy family is but an earlier Heaven.
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.
Father Mowbray Smith
Live out your life as a happy child of God, in the sunshine of His love.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
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 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.
Happiness Quotes: T
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.
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.
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.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 - 1910
People are always happy where there is love, because their happiness in in themselves.
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 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.
Happiness Quotes: V
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.
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 1452 - 1519
As well-spent day brings happy sleep...
So a life well-spent brings happy death.
Happiness Quotes: W
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 happiness quote
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
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.
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.
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.
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 1915 - 1985
If you want a happy ending... that depends of course on where you stop your story.
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 happiness quote - Paul & Emma (2002)
Walt Whitman 1819 - 1892
Happiness not in another place, but this place, not for another hour, but this hour.
Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900
The best way to make children good is... to make them happy.
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Oscar Wilde happiness quote - Jessica & Shona
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.
Laughing is like the human body wagging it’s tail.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
Every day brings a chance for you to... draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
I don't believe in failure... it's not failure if you enjoyed the process.
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.
Happiness Quotes: Y
Adam Yauch 1964 - 2012
It's pretty easy to see that... wealth doesn't really equal happiness.
Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 - 1952
If you possess happiness you possess everything: To be happy is to be in tune with God.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
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.