Happiness Quotes

Happiness Quotes, Sayings About Finding Personal Joy

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -- Abraham Lincoln
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“You can make yourself happy or miserable it’s the same amount of effort.” — Ray Bradbury

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

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” — Jacques Prevert

“In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.”

“Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.” — Zig Ziglar

"Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad." -- Norm Papernick
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“We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.” — Jean de La Bruyere

“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

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” — Berke Breathed

“Happiness is the soundtrack of my life.” — Grey Livingston

“Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart." -- Emily Logan Decens
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“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know how to shop.”

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.” — Kin Hubbard

“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

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want." -- Jim Rohn
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“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” — Sydney J. Harris

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” — Janet Lane

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama

“A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. ” — Bernard de Fontenelle

“Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?” — Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." -- Colette
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“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Openheim

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” — John Barrymore

“‘Well,’ said 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, Winnie the Pooh

“Happiness is a form of courage.” — Holbrook Jackson

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

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." -- Mark Twain
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“If you want to be happy, be.” — Leo Tolstoy

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” — Mark Twain

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” — Jim Rohn

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves.”

“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

"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination." -- Immanuel Kant
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“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.” — Palmer Sondreal

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” — Edith Wharton

“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.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

"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
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“Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.” — Johann Pestalozzi

“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” –Joseph Campbell

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