–Happiness

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Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed
Storm Jameson

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there. The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. So I believe that happiness is being able to wake up and just know that this is what you wanted, and not what somebody else wanted.
Sophia Bush

And then it came. The happiness at getting what you want is not usually commensurate with the worry leading up to it. Relief is a short-lived emotion, passive and thin. The agony of doubt disappears, leaving little memory of how it really felt. Life aligns behind the new truth.
Ann Brasheres

Happiness, you see, is just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly slight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there’s no happily ever after. You’ll only find happy endings in books. Some books.
Ellen Hopkins, Burned

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence
Aristotle

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Frederick Keonig

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second — and best — in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night’s sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Aristotle

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
John Templeton

I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
Mary Baker Eddy

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.
Martha Washington

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Lord Byron

The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist.
Diogenes Laertius, Zeno

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Everything exists in limited quantity – especially happiness.
Picasso

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are
John B. Sheerin

Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!
Anne Frank

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to
hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
Robert Anthony

I can only think of one thing greater than being happy and that is to help another to be happy, too.
Jim Thomson

…happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it…
Aristotle

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
Edith Wharton

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
Buddha

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever …. Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.
Aristotle

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.
Primo Levi

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
St. Augustine

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Caleb Colton

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Sigmund Freud

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
Thomas Fuller

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Samuel Johnson

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one—keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Mark Twain

Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles Schulz

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.
Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Ben Franklin

Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
Aristotle

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation. Foolish preparation?
Jane Austen

Remember that happiness is a way of travel — not a destination.
Roy M. Goodman

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Cynthia Nelms

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann von Goethe

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prévert

The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Publilius Syrus

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
George Santayana

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
Henry Miller

The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
William Blake

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Thomas Paine

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Countless of Blessington

We all want to be happy, and we’re all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
William Boyd

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with man’s outward circumstance…A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.
William Barclay

Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.
Paul H. Dunn

Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying “Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.” If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too.
Harrison Ford

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Wayne Dyer

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means — either may do — the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Lin Yutang

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
Margaret Young

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Francesca Reigler

Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.
One Tree Hill

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.
Souza

happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.
Jack Kerouac

True happiness lies within you.
Og Mandino

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…
Thoreau

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

But I have learned that you make your own happiness, that part of going for what you want means losing something else. And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater.
Emily Giffin

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Socrates

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you don’t love and respect yourself, no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are completely; the good and the bad. And make changes as you see fit. Not because you think someone else wants you to be different.
Stacey Charter

You set yourself up for happiness or you set yourself up for sadness. Either way, it’s your doing.
Jill Davis

If you’re feeling a little frightened about what comes next…don’t. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness. Don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes. Because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up, and find yourself lose, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart…where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.
Everwood

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert

Remember that it is nothing to do your duty, that is demanded of you and is no more meritorious than to wash your hands when they are dirty; the only thing that counts is the love of duty; when love and duty are one, then grace is in you and you will enjoy a happiness which passes all understanding.
W. Somerset Maugham

Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn’t happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less…
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years – we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
Sharon Salzberg

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Cynthia Nelms

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray

So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.
John Sutherland Bonnell

Each of us may think we know exactly what we need to make us happy, what will be good for us, what will ensure we have our happy ending, but that life rarely works out in the way we expect, and that our happy ending may have all sorts of unexpected twists and turns, be shaped in all sorts of unexpected ways.
Jane Green

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there. The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. So I believe that happiness is being able to wake up and just know that this is what you wanted, and not what somebody else wanted.
Sophia Bush

Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!
Anne Frank

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there. The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. So I believe that happiness is being able to wake up and just know that this is what you wanted, and not what somebody else wanted.
Sophia Bush

It is hard to tell of happiness. Time goes by and we feel safe too soon.
Legends of the Fall

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Julius Robert Oppenheimer

Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.
Uknown

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!
Anne Frank

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there. The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. So I believe that happiness is being able to wake up and just know that this is what you wanted, and not what somebody else wanted.
Sophia Bush

For with each dawn, she found new hope that someday, her dreams of happiness would come true.
Cinderella

Keep your chin up, someday there will be happiness again.
Robin Hood

Happiness isn’t what happens when you whistle along, pretending bad things don’t exist. . . Happiness is earned, like everything else. It’s achieved.
Marisa de los Santos

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