happiness

You never enjoy the world alright, till
the sea itself floweth in your veins, till
you are clothed with the heavens
and crowned with the stars.

~ Thomas Traherne ~


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 ~


The really happy person is
the one who can enjoy
the scenery, even when
they have to take a detour.

~ Sir James Jeans ~


Happiness is a conscious choice,
not an automatic response.

~ Mildred Barthel ~


Happiness is not a reward
— it is a consequence.
Suffering is not a punishment
— it is a result.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~


If you can’t be happy
where you are,
it’s a cinch
you can’t be happy
where you ain’t.

~ Charles “Tremendous” Jones ~


Seek not happiness too greedily, and
be not fearful of unhappiness.

~ Lao-Tzu ~


Happiness comes more
from loving than being loved; and often
when our affection seems wounded
it is only our vanity bleeding.

To love, and to be hurt often,
and to love again —
this is the brave
and happy life.

~ J.E Buckrose ~


Happiness is a butterfly,
which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Happiness is not pleasure,
it is victory.

~ Zig Ziglar ~


Be happy or die.

~ Rob Cohen ~


To have joy one must share it.
Happiness was born a twin.

~ Lord Byron ~


A great obstacle to happiness
is to expect too much happiness.

~ Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle ~


Happiness is good health
and a bad memory.

~ Ingrid Bergman ~


Happy were men if they but understood
There is no safety but in doing good

~ John Fountain. ~


Now and then it’s good to pause in
our pursuit of happiness
and just be happy.

~ Guillaume Apollinaire ~


Happiness and virtue rest upon each other;
the best are not only the happiest,
but the happiest are usually the best.

~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


Happiness is a continuation of happenings
which are not resisted.

~ Deepak Chopra ~


Happiness is something
that comes into our lives through doors
we don’t even remember leaving open.

~ Rose Wilder Lane ~


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 ~


Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth,is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.

~ Epictetus ~


There’s a hope for every woe,
and a balm for every pain,
but the first joys of our heart
come never back again!

~ Robert Gilfillan ~


Happiness held is the seed;
Happiness shared is the flower

-Author Unknown ~


Happiness in the present is only shattered
by comparison with the past.

~ Doug Horton ~


You have succeeded in life
when all you really want is
only what you really need.

~ Vernon Howard ~


It is not God’s will merely
that we should be happy,
but that we should make ourselves happy

~ Immanuel Kant ~


Happiness is the light on the water.
The water is cold and dark and deep.

~ William Maxwell ~


Success is getting and
achieving what you want.
Happiness is wanting and
being content with what you get.

~ Bernard Meltzer ~


Our happiness in this world
depends on the affections
we are able to inspire.

~ Duchess Prazlin ~


If you want to be happy for a year,
plant a garden;
If you want to be happy for life,
plant a tree.

~ English Proverb ~


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

~ Agnes Repplier ~


Happiness is not something
you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.

~ Jim Rohn ~


The journey to happiness involves
finding the courage to go down into ourselves
and take responsibility for what’s there: all of it.

~ Richard Rohr ~


Most people ask for happiness on condition.
Happiness can only be felt
if you don’t set any condition.

~ Arthur Rubinstein ~


Joy comes from using your potential.

~ Will Schultz ~


Happiness is never stopping
to think if you are.

~ Palmer Sondreal ~


Happiness is good for the body
but sorrow strengthens the spirit.

~ Source Unknown ~


Happiness is not in having being;
it is in doing.

~ Lilian Eichler Watson ~


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 ~


Happiness is perfume,
you can’t pour it on somebody else
without getting a few drops on yourself

~ James Van Der Zee ~


People who never achieve happiness are the ones
who complain whenever they’re awake, and
whenever they’re asleep, they are thinking
about what to complain about tomorrow.

~ Adam Zimbler ~


Happiness cannot be traveled to,
owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living
every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

~ Denis Waitley ~


The really happy man never laughs,
seldom, though he may smile.
He does not need to laugh, for laughter,
like weeping is a relief of mental tension
and the happy are not over strung.

~ Prof. F. A. P. Aveling ~


They say a person needs just three things
to be truly happy in this world.
Someone to love,
something to do, and
something to hope for.

~ Tom Bodett ~


Celebrate the happiness
that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!

~ Amanda Bradley ~


Did you ever see an unhappy horse?
Did you ever see bird that had the blues?
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy
is because they are not trying
to impress other birds and horses.

~ Dale Carnegie ~


If frugality were established in the state,
and if our expenses were laid out
to meet needs rather than
superfluities of life,
there might be fewer wants,
and even fewer pleasures,
but infinitely more happiness.

~ Oliver Goldsmith ~