Top 999 Happiness Quotes & Sayings

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The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'
Joys divided are increased. — © Josiah Gilbert Holland
Joys divided are increased.
It gets better: there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It may take one day, it may take ten years. But one day, you will find happiness if you manifest it. Put that energy out, and it'll come back.
If you want to be happy, be.
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as 'an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.'
Don't depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That's when good things come around - when you do your own thing and you're not worried about a man. It will happen in due time.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing. — © Joseph Roux
When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
Happiness isn't a position. It's a trajectory.
I don't belong to anyone else but myself. I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me.
Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.
During my last voyage to America, I enjoyed the happiness of seeing that revolution completed, and, thinking of the one that would probably occur in France, I said in a speech to Congress, published everywhere except in the 'French Gazette,' 'May this revolution serve as a lesson to oppressors and as an example to the oppressed!'
Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization.
God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.
I've realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it's my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always.
Breathing in South Korea, even though the life here is not easy, makes me so happy. I feel that sitting in a coffee shop, having a cup of tea, and looking out of the window at the blue sky - this is happiness. Truly happiness.
We have to surmount the difficulties that face us and work steadfastly for the happiness and prosperity of our country.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
If you don't wake up and have your own thing, whether it's writing or reading or traveling or acting or dancing or singing or being a mother or a father, something that drives you, then it's all worth nothing. One of the key elements in happiness is purpose.
The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness.
Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life.
I always find the worst lies are told in relationships - I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone's feelings from being hurt.
With trans people, I just think you can't help the way you are born, though. You know, it's DNA, it's genetics. I'm just glad people can do things about their own happiness. I think this thought process that they're trying to wipe out women is a bit ridiculous - it's a minority of people.
It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
The days of the revolution now give place to the period of regular organization, liberty, and prosperity, which that revolution guarantees. Thus, when everything concurs for the pacification of internal troubles, the threats of the enemies of France must, in the face of the public happiness, appear even to themselves insensate.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
You cannot make somebody else responsible for your own happiness.
My ultimate joy and happiness is being a wife and mother. — © Melissa Etheridge
My ultimate joy and happiness is being a wife and mother.
I was always worried about things but I focused on finding happiness.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.
What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning.
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. — © Lord Byron
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually.
Working with Will Smith was one of the highlights of my career. He is so talented and has a tremendous work ethic. We are still friends, and I reach out to him and his partner to pitch ideas. He loves my mother. In fact, my mother was his son Jaden's acting coach for the movie 'Pursuit of Happiness.'
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.
When I was growing up, I don't remember being told that America was created so that everyone could get rich. I remember being told it was about opportunity and the pursuit of happiness. Not happiness itself, but the pursuit.
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.
People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.
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