Quotes About Happiness

Quotes tagged as "happiness" (showing 31-60 of 3,000)
Elizabeth Gilbert
“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.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Paul Simon
“I've got nothing to do today but smile.”
Paul Simon

W.P. Kinsella
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
W.P. Kinsella

Jon Krakauer
“Happiness [is] only real when shared”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Sylvia Plath
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Bette Midler
“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
Bette Midler

Orhan Pamuk
“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Ayn Rand
“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
Ayn Rand

Steve Maraboli
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
Steve Maraboli

L.M. Montgomery
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

David Henry Hwang
“I'm happy. Which often looks like crazy.”
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly

Stephen Chbosky
“please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Haruki Murakami
“It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

J.M. Barrie
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Honoré de Balzac
“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
Honoré de Balzac

Mark Twain
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
Mark Twain

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
George Washington Burnap, The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures

Steve Maraboli
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
Steve Maraboli

Mother Teresa
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
Mother Teresa

Alexandre Dumas
“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jane Austen
“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Hunter S. Thompson
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
Hunter S. Thompson

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Edward Lear
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat

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

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

Rita Mae Brown
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
Rita Mae Brown

Aristotle
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle

Guillaume Apollinaire
“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

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