35 Quotes About Being Happy with Life

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Living in the moment will ensure nothing passes you by. These quotes about being happy in life will bring you the encouragement you need to make a difference in the world.

“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.”

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?”

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

“Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.”

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

“Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.”

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

“The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.”

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.”

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.”

“There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.”

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.”

“Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.”

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”

“When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.”

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

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