If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. — Kitaro Nishida
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde
“What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
— George Asaf
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
— Richard Bach.
“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.”
— Mildred Barthel.
“Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor…”
— Henry Ward Beecher
“Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.”
— William Bennett
“What is the worth of anything,
But for the happiness ’twill bring?”
— Richard Owen Cambridge.
“He who sings frightens away his ills.”
“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.
— Chinese proverb
“Of cheerfulness, or a good temper — the more it is spent, the more of it remains.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“The supreme happiness of live is the conviction that we are loved.”
— Victor Hugo.
“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.”
— Douglas Jerrold.
“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.”
— Helen Keller
“We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.”
— La Rochefoucauld.
“Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.”
— Karl Marx
“To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.”
— Vimalia McClure
“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”
— Bernard Meltzer.
Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.”
— Bernard Meltzer
“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
— Dan Millman
“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”
— John Stuart Mill.
“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”
— Doris Mortman
“I wish you all the joy that you can wish.”
— William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice).
“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”
“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”
— Mark Twain.
“‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Happiness…it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.–Franklin D. Roosevelt
Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying “Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.” If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too.–Harrison Ford
Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.– Edwin Percy Whipple
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 which has opened for us. — Helen Keller
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. — Carl Jung
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. — Hugh Downs
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. — Fredrick Koeing
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. — Dale Carnegie
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. — Jim Rohn
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.–Theodore I. Rubin
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. — ZIGGY
Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. — A. Nielsen
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. — Victor Hugo
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.– Charles Langbridge Morgan
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. — Mildred Barthel
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. — Ingrid Bergman