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1. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.”

– J. Petit Senn


2. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

– Allan K. Chalmers


3. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

– Marcel Pagnol


4. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

– Joshua J. Marine


5. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”

– Leo Tolstoy


6. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”

– Unknown


7. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

– Marcel Proust


8. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


9. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

– Anthony de Mello


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10. “All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.”

– Horace Friess


11. “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.”

– Nathaniel Hawthorne


12. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

– Winnie the Pooh


13. “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 that has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller


14. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

– Bertrand Russell


15. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

— Marcus Aurelius


16. “Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!”

– Lawrence G. Lovasik


17. “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


18. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”

– Frank Tyger


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19. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

– Abraham Lincoln


20. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


21. “All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy.”

– Shantideva


22. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

– Andrew Carnegie


23. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

– Thomas Merton


24. “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing Double Dahlias in his garden.”

– W Wolfe


25. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”

– Mary Stuart


26. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”

– Maxim Gorky


27. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


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28. “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”

– William Feather


29. “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery


30. “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

– George Orwell


31. “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

– Arthur Schopenhaue


32. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”

– Roy Goodman


33. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

– Albert Schweitzer


34. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

— Helen Keller


35. “Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second — and best — in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night’s sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.”

– Theodor Fontane


36. “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”

– Leo Buscaglia

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37. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

– Buddha


38. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

— Carl Jung


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

– Rose Lane


40. The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

– Ashley Montagu


41. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

– Groucho Marx


42. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain