Posted by: RealisticRecovery | May 11, 2009

Quotes: Happiness

Quotes: Happiness

Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don’t find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.
David Leonhardt, The Happy Guy

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
Bette Davis

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino

Happiness is contagious…when you reflect happiness, then all others around you catch the happy bug and are happy, too.
Jennifer Leese

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is an inner state of well being. A state of well being enables you to profit from your highest: thoughts, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values in your life.
Lionel Ketchian

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Hugh Downs

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

Happiness ain’t a thing in itself–it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant.
Mark Twain

Happiness comes only from appreciating what you have right now. You can even be happy by appreciating your troubles because they are helping to build your character.
Harriet Meyerson

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

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
Dr. Benjamin Spock

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Happiness is not merely a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. On the contrary, happiness is a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living. It is your reward for achieving a good character and personal rational values in life. Some important values are a productive career, romance, friendship and hobbies.
Dr. Ellen Kenner.

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Martha Washington.

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
John Lubbock

Happiness… is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.
Haim Ginott.

Happiness for me is to know that my life has meaning and purpose, and that every day my life touches others in a positive way–whether to make them laugh or learn or both at once!
Deanna Mascle

To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content.

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.
Francoise de Motteville

What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money.
Henny Youngman

Happiness is when your mind is thinking through your heart.
Judi Singleton

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer.

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
Mark Twain




  1. Here’s another one for you…

    “I believe that every one of us has the basis to be happy, to access the warm and compassionate states of mind that bring happiness. In fact, it is one of my fundamental beliefs that not only do we inherently possess the potential for compassion but I believe that the basic or underlying nature of human beings is gentleness.”
    –the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness

    • Thanks Blu:

      I’m gonna add this quote to the next round of happiness quotes.
      Send more if you got’em.


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