47 Quotes About Being Happy and Contented in Life


Finding a place of contentment and peace with your current state of life is not easy for some. It requires an understanding of your desires and an ability to meet those thresholds in your life. Here are some great quotes about being happy and contented in life.

“A champion’s strength comes from never being contented.”

“A contented mind is the best source for trouble.”

“A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this 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?”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

“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 a state of activity.”

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

“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 happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.”

“If you want to be happy, be.”

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

“It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.”

“It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.”

“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.”

“Man is never perfect nor contented.”

“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.”

“My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.”

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.”

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

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

“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.”

“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.”

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

“We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.”

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

“When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.”

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

“You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try.”

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

No one has the true secret of happiness in life. However, there are some out there that seem to have it all. Reach out to these individuals to see what it is that they are doing to meet their objectives.

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