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Wondering what's happiness about? Get inspired by this collection of happiness quotes that point out the ingredients for a happy life.

Many people are seeking for happiness and the harder you search for happiness, the more it seems to elude you.

You can be happy. Right at this moment. It's your choice. Happiness is not something that we chase after endlessly. It's within you.

You can choose to smile at someone and be happy. You can choose to look at the flowers, trees and listen to the birds' singing and be happy. You can choose to help a kid in some way and be happy. Or you can simply lay back, relax and be happy. There's really countless ways to be happy.

Some women think that happiness is a "destination" to be arrived at. And so they may forget to be happy and put it off until a certain day. Other women think that happiness only happens when she achieved something or accomplished some tasks. What about you? What makes you happy?

Let these happiness quotes give you a better idea of what happiness means.




A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
-- Bernard de Fontenelle

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

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
-- James Allen

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
-- Horace Friess

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.
-- Author Unknown

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking.
-- H.W. Byles

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault

Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.
-- David Leonhardt

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
-- Author Unknown

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
-- Helen Keller

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
-- John Templeton

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
-- Buddha

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

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
-- Mildred Barthel

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
-- Iris Murdoch

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
-- Anon

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
-- Jim Rohn

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
-- Democritus

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
-- Charles Caleb Colton

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
-- Albert Schweitzer

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 ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
-- Josh Billings

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
-- W. Beran Wolfe

It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years - we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
-- Sharon Salzberg

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
-- Agnes Repplier

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
-- Margaret Bonnano

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.
-- Dale Carnegie

It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there's always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.
-- Zig Ziglar

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do.
-- Author Unknown

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-- Marcel Proust

Many people 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

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
-- Cynthia Nelms

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
-- Margaret Young

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
-- William R. Inge

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
-- Ramona L. Anderson

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
-- H. Jackson Browne

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
-- William Feather

Some pursue happiness, others create it.
-- Author Unknown

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

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
-- Charles L. Morgan

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash There is no goal better than this one: to know as you lie on your deathbed that you lived your true life, and you did whatever made you happy.
-- Steve Chandler

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
-- Mark Twain

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

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-- Allan K. Chalmers

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
-- Martha Washington

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
-- C.P. Snow

The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.
-- Author Unknown

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.
--Peyton Conway March

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
-- George Sand

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
-- Lady Blessington

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
-- Susan Polis Schutz

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
-- James M. Barrie

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
-- Charles Kingsley

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.
-- Frederick Keonig

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
-- Leo Buscaglia

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 been opened for us.
-- Helen Keller

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
-- Dalai Lama

When you're happy for no reason, you're unconditionally happy. It's not that your life always looks perfect - it's just that however it looks, you'll still be happy.
-- Marci Shimoff

When you're really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights - and flowers will bloom on a barren land.
-- Grey Livingston

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
-- Lavetta Sue Wegman

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