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Chosen Quotes About Happiness

April 7th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 59 secs

I don't know any quotes about happiness, but I'm happy!

Quotes about happiness come in handy for all sorts of uses (that’s why I liberally sprinkled them through my  happiness and beauty book). Plus, happiness and people’s thinking make fascinating reading. Try this fresh list of bite-sized quotes and enjoy:

  • “Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.”  Ogden Nash
  • “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”  William Morris
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”  Chinese Proverb
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”  Aristotle
  • “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”  Helen Keller
  • “Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.”  Plutarch
  • “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”  Napoleon Hill
  • “The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”  Thomas Jefferson
  • “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”  The Dalai Lama
  • “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” George Burns
  • “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”  Thomas Jefferson
  • “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”  C. S. Lewis
  • “Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.”  G.K. Chesterton
  • “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”   Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”  Aristotle
  • “Quotes about happiness are great inspiration. But the best inspiration is the happiness you bring.” Anon
  • “I remember hearing in a talk that the more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.” Ezra Taft Benson
  • “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”  Albert Camus
  • “Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”   Dale Carnegie
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”  Confucius
  • “Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.”  Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”  Dale Carnegie
  • “Happiness is a state of activity.”  Aristotle
  • “Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.”  Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things. It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.”  Henry David Thoreau
  • “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Albert Schweitzer
  • “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” Immanuel Kant
  • “Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.” William Blake
  • “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius
  • “The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”  Carl Jung
  • “If you want happiness for an hour? Take a nap. If you want happiness for a day? Go fishing.  If you want happiness for a year? Inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime? Help someone else.”  Chinese Proverb
  • “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”  Victor Hugo


Of course there are many more quotes about happiness out there. Keep hunting if these aren’t enough. Above all, I wish you every happiness in your search – Feegs




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