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Quotes About Happiness

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Mark Twain
“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
Mark Twain

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

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

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

Jon Krakauer
“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aristotle
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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

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

Nikos Kazantzakis
“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

Gordon B. Hinckley
“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Robert Frost
“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
Robert Frost

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