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Quotes About Happiness

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Groucho Marx
“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, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

John Barrowman
“I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.”
John Barrowman

Andy Rooney
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.”
Andy Rooney

Lucille Ball
“It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ”
Lucille Ball

Charles Bukowski
“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”
Charles Bukowski

Thích Nhất Hạnh
“Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Art of Power

Dale Carnegie
“Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Dale Carnegie

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Epictetus
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
Epictetus

Steve Maraboli
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Jeremy Aldana
“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes”
Jeremy Aldana

Elizabeth Gilbert
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert
“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result 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.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Bob Marley
“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections”
Bob Marley

Dalai Lama XIV
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Marcus Aurelius
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Ann Brashares
“Maybe happiness didn't have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty more levels to go.

Maybe happiness was just a matter of the little upticks- the traffic signal that said "Walk" the second you go there- and downticks- the itch tag at the back of your collar- that happened to every person in the course of the day. Maybe everybody had the same allotted measure of happiness within each day.

maybe it didn't matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek. Maybe it didn't matter if your friend was possibly dying.

Maybe you just got through it. Maybe that was all you could ask for.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

J.D. Salinger
“I don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Simone Elkeles
“Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.”
Simone Elkeles, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation

John Lubbock
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Jodi Picoult
“There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Dave Ramsey
“We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.”
Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Carlos Castaneda
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda

حافظ
“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”
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Sylvia Plath
“Is anyone anywhere happy?”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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