Quotes About Happiness

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

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-George Washington Burnap




“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

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-George Burns

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

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-Albert Camus

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

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-Gabriel García Márquez




“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

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-Abraham Lincoln

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”

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-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

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-Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”

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-Frederick Lewis Donaldson




“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

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-Ernest Hemingway




“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”

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-Elizabeth Gilbert

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”

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-Edward Lear

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

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-Dr. Seuss

“I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy.”

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-David Henry Hwang

“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.”

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-Dale Carnegie

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

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-Dalai Lama XIV




“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

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-Chuck Palahniuk

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

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-Chuck Palahniuk

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

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-Christian D. Larson




“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”

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-Charlotte Brontë

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

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-Charles M. Schulz
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