30 Quotes about happiness

  1. Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
  2. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly. Marcus Aurelius
  3. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but we often look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller
  4. In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. Albert Schweitzer
  5. Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. Aldous Huxley
  6. The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. Euripides
  7. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Henry Ford
  8. Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. John M. Good
  9. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck
  10. A light heart lives long. William Shakespeare
  11. We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them. Juvenal
  12. Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age. Charles Caleb Colton
  13. Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles. From How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett
  15. Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind. Alice Meynell
  16. Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. Epictetus
  17. Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin
  18. There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
  19. You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution. Robert F. Kennedy
  20. Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life. William Ellery Channing
  21. The greater part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. Martha Washington
  22. There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi
  23. Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. Douglas Jerrold
  24. Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn
  25. To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus
  26. The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. Paul Scherer
  27. Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
  28. Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. Thomas Fuller
  29. Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. George Santayana
  30. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon J. Suenes

3 thoughts on “30 Quotes about happiness

  1. Amen! Happiness is at its root a very simple and beautiful thing that we all can have anytime and ultimately it is up to us to always realize that we have so much to always be thankful and smile about!

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