Quotes About Happiness

Quotes tagged as "happiness" (showing 121-150 of 3,000)
Max Ehrmann
“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

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

Haruki Murakami
“I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Marianne Williamson
“Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”
Marianne Williamson

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Karl Lagerfeld
“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Louisa May Alcott
“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
Louisa May Alcott

Daphne du Maurier
“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Martha Washington
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
Martha Washington

“You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Bill Watterson
“That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!”
Bill Watterson, Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

J.D. Salinger
“And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

John Keats
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

Audrey Hepburn
“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.”
Audrey Hepburn

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead,
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Graham Greene
“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

Anaïs Nin
“What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.”
Anaïs Nin, Henry & June

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Sri Chinmoy
“I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.”
Sri Chinmoy

J.D. Salinger
“I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
J.D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

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

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

“A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

C.S. Lewis
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Matthew Quick
“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

Daisaku Ikeda
“Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”
Daisaku Ikeda

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