47 Greatest Happiness Quotes

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There is a surprising science of happiness. When we have a a positive psychological immune system, we are able to truly feel happy. Here are some great happiness quotes that aid in putting perspective on this powerful state of mind.

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that.”

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.”

“Happiness is a state of activity.”

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”

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

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”

“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’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

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

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

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

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”

“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

“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.”

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

“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.”

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”

“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 that has been opened for us.”

Finding happiness in your life is one of the greatest gifts you can receive.

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