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Happiness Quotes Are Good For You

March 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 24 secs

Happiness quotes might not get you feeling particularly happy. But they certainly can get you thinking! Here are 30 of my current favorites for you:

  • “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” (Anon)
  • “We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.”  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • “If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.” (Anon)
  • “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 …”  (Henry David Thoreau)
  • “Laugh at your problems, everybody else does.” (Anon)
  • “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.”  (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  • “I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.” (Eric Morecambe)
  • “True friends stab you in the front.” (Oscar Wilde)
  • “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.”  (Leo Tolstoy)
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving is not for you!” (Anon)
  • “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”  (Benjamin Franklin)
  • “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” (Anon)
  • “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”  (Anton Chekhov)
  • “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”   (Helen Keller)
  • “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” (Jim Carrey)
  • “Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.”  (Henry Ward Beecher)
  • “Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen.” (Anon)
  • “What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”  (Tenzin Gyatso – The14th Dalai Lama)
  • “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  (Bill Cosby)
  • “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”  (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • “Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?” (Phyllis Diller)
  • “Happiness never decreases by being shared.” (Buddha)
  • “A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”  (Bill Cosby)
  • “Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.” (Samuel Johnson)
  • “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. “ (Lily Tomlin)
  • “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” (George Bernard Shaw)
  • “People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.”  (Joan Rivers)
  • “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” (Victor Hugo)
  • “Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.” (Bill Cosby)
  • “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” (E. B. White)

I have to say I always have room for happiness quotes because they either inspire or make me smile. With all the things you’ve got going on in your life, I expect you could do with a bit of both too.

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