Happiness Quotes To Live By
These happiness quotes are all positive and inspirational words of wisdom on being happy, to give you guidance on living a life of joy.
Babies and young children can teach us a lot about being happy, they live in the moment, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, as long as they are comfortable they are happy enjoying NOW. A lot of people think that they will be happy when they have got 'something' or achieved 'something,' but the eternal truth is that NOW is the only time to BE happy. Happiness is not something to be achieved, it is a state of Being that is available for us all.
All of the happiness quotes on this page are from known authors. There is also a page of happiness sayings which are all from unknown sources.
Happiness quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Happiness Quotes: A
A Course In Miracles
Every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy.
God gives you only happiness. Therefore, the function He gave you must be happiness, even if it appears to be different.
God's Will for you is perfect happiness. Why should you choose to go against His Will?
Happiness is an attribute of love. It cannot be apart from it. Nor can it be experienced where love is not. Love has no limits, being everywhere.
Have you really considered how many opportunities you have had to gladden yourself, and how many of them you have refused?
Only happy sights and sounds can reach the mind that has forgiven itself.
Realize that your part (in God's plan) is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God's messengers.
The mind which serves the spirit is at peace and filled with joy. Its power comes from spirit.
Whenever you are not wholly joyous it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to one of God's creations.
Be happy in anticipation of what's coming.
Dollars aren’t the root of happiness, but they are not the root of evil either. They are the result of how somebody lines up energy.
Don’t you love knowing that you can think about the easiest darn thing in the whole world that makes you happy, and that’s all the work you gotta do to get ready for everything that you want, everything that life has shown you that you want.
Everything that I think that I need to do, is all in order to propel me to some place, that when I get there I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs, are all about me getting to a manifestation, that I believe I will then be happier... So why don't I just take the short cut and just be happy?
If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth, there is nothing that you cannot be or do or have, and your work here, your lifetime career is to seek joy.”
Let your alignment with Well-Being be first and foremost and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have... but your dominant intent is to be JOYFUL.
My path is about joy.
Abraham-Hicks happiness quote
The idea of success for most people revolves around money or the acquisition of property or other possessions, but we consider a state of joy as the greatest achievement of success. And while the attainment of money and wonderful possessions certainly can enhance your state of joy, the achievement of a good-feeling physical body is by far the greatest factor for maintaining a continuing state of joy and Well-Being.
The purpose of life is Joy.
The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.
You cannot judge the value of a life by its quantity. It is by the joy that you are feeling. The more joyful you are, the longer you live. Let yourself relax and breathe and be free and be joyous, and romp.
I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.
Joseph Addison 1672 - 1719
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Aesop 620BC - 564BC
He that is discontented in one place, will seldom be happy in another.
Mitch Albom 1958
The secret to happiness...
Be satisfied, and be grateful.
Guillaume Apollinaire 1880 - 1918
Now and then, it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just BE happy.
Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Happiness is a quality of the Soul, not a function of one's material circumstances.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Your happiness is the spark that will ignite global change.
Ross Arntson happiness quote
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
Very little is needed for a happy life.
To live happily is an inward power of the Soul.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius 310 - 395
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
Happiness Quotes: B
James Matthew Barrie 1860 - 1937
Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love un-returned has its rainbows.
Drew Barrymore 1975
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
E.F. Benson 1867 - 1940
When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued, being happy engrosses the whole attention.
Milton Berle 1908 - 2002
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Where were you while the morning stars sang together, and the Angels shouted for joy.
Black Elk 1863 - 1950
Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
William Blake 1757 - 1827
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.
Margaret Bonnano 1950
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
Victor Borge 1909 - 2000
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.
To find someone who will love you for no reason and to shower that person with reasons, is the ultimate happiness.
Thomas Bray 1658 - 1730
Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.
Joyce Brothers 1927 - 2013
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers happiness quote - photo: Paul, Emma, Kevin, Seth & Lucy
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are... It solely relies on what you think.
There is no way to happiness... Happiness is the way.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
When you realize how perfect everything is... you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Leo Buscaglia 1924 - 1998
Happiness and love... are just a choice away.
Lorna Byrne 1953
If we could acknowledge to ourselves and to our good friends that we love them, our lives would be more fulfilled and happy.
The Angels tell me that loving ourselves is very important for our happiness.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Always laugh when you can... it is a cheap medicine.
Happiness Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.
Eileen Caddy happiness quote - Mark (1973)
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy.
Jack Canfield 1944
If you want to find greater happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must begin to understand and live in harmony with the law of attraction.
Fritjof Capre 1939
During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Richard Carlson 1961 - 2006
The formula for happiness is quite simple... Regardless of what happened this morning, last week or last year, or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow or three years from now, RIGHT NOW is where happiness lies.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do better, will persevere in it longer than the sad of sullen.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 - 1919
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hope.
Allan K. Chalmers
The grand essentials of happiness are... something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 - 1880
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarrelling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make and honest effort to confer that pleasure on others?
Mary Cholmondeley 1859 - 1925
A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their powers to bestow.
Deepak Chopra 1946
Being joyful is our natural state of being.
Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life, once you make new choices.
Success in life could be defined as... the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.
Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause.
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. Happiness is the goal of every other goal.
Deepak Chopra happiness quote
Deepak Chopra 1946
You don't need others to change in order to be happy.
Paulo Coelho 1947
A child can teach an adult three things... To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Send your intention out every day, every moment, that if something comes your way that you're not happy about, send an intention to change that situation; it will create a sphere of energy, of conscious energy, which is happening all around the world.
Bill Cosby 1937
Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
Happiness depends, as nature shows
less on exterior things than most suppose.
Happiness Quotes: D
Whenever I see my grandkids I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout their name and scoop them up.
True happiness is an inside job. It originates from the profound acceptance of self, along with a willingness to be vibrationally centred and comfortable in your own skin.
Your Soul Signature is your spiritual DNA - who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you. When we begin to tap into our inherent power, step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt, and begin living and speaking our truth, we're healthier, happier and in harmony with ourselves.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakeable.
Princess Diana 1961 - 1997
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
Charles M. Dickinson
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Phyllis Diller 1917 - 2012
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Hugh Downs 1921
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that you have everything you need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment on Earth.
Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.
Wayne Dyer happiness quote
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Enjoy everything in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.
It's not what is available or unavailable that determines your level of success and happiness; it's what you convince yourself it true.
Know that success and inner peace are your birthright, that you are a child of God and as such that you're entitled to a life filled with joy, love and happiness.
Most people search for happiness outside of themselves. That's a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something you ARE, and it comes from the way you think.
Spend some time observing babies. They don't work; they poop in their pants and they have no goals other that to expand, grow and explore this amazing world. Be like that baby you once were, in terms of being joyful.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor... It's to enjoy every step of the way.
Henry van Dyke 1852 - 1933
Happiness is inward and not outward, and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Happiness Quotes: E
Sylvia Earle 1935
I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of my violin.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are... goodness, beauty and truth.
Hal Elrod 1979
Every single one of us already has everything we need to be the happiest person on Earth; it's simply up to us to remember that in every moment.
Life isn't about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you're not. Life is about enjoying where you are, loving who you are and consistently improving both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
For every minute you are angry... you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Emerson happiness quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves
Epicurus 341BC - 270BC
Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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.
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.
Happiness is a way of travelling and not a final destination.
Happiness is free, there are no conditions.
Robert Holden happiness quote
Robert Holden 1964
Happiness is not in things... Happiness is in YOU.
Happiness is present time, it has nothing to do with the future.
Joy waits on welcome, not 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
also sung by George Benson (written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed)
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 Jr 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Mother Teresa 1910 - 1997
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch Souls.
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.
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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.
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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
Denis Waitley 1933
Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.
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.
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.
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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.