Happiness Quotes

Happy GirlHappiness is the best state of being.  Of course, you can’t always be happy, but when you choose to see all of your blessings rather than all of the things that aren’t right with your life, you will start to live a better life.  Enjoy these happiness quotes!

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx

“If you want to be happy, be.”
~Leo Tolstoy

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“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.”
~ Anne Frank

“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.”
~Palmer Sondreal

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”
~ Scottish Proverb

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

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

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
~James Openheim

“Well,” said Winnie the Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think.  Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
~A.A. Milne

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

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

“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 year inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime help someone else.”
~Chinese Proverb

“True happiness consists in making happy.”
~Bharavi’s Kiratarjuniya, Hindu

“This planet has, or rather had, a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it was not the small pieces of paper that were unhappy.”
~Douglas Noel Adams

“Pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”
~Muhammad Ali



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