Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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.
Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
Happiness is a Swedish sunset -- it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Peyton Conway March
People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
Ramona L. Anderson