Happiness lies in making others happy, in forsaking self-interest to bring joy to others.
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
Life + Happiness quotes ⇑Life Quotes
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.
Top 15 Things Money Can't Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.
The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.
I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.
And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Short + Happiness quotes ⇑Short Quotes
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
I'd far rather be happy than right any day.
Never make a decision in anger and never make a promise in happiness.
As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves.
Do not allow your happiness to be conditioned by what you have or do not have.
It is blessedness for yourself and others if you are happy.
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people's hands.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
I would always rather be happy than dignified.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
You must be the best judge of your own happiness.
No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Love + Happiness quotes ⇑Love Quotes
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
When one marriage partner tries to control the other, it shows a lack of real love. But when they express their love in continual thoughtfulness for the true happiness of the other, it becomes divine love
Deep in her heart, she wasn't sure she deserved to be happy, nor did she believe that she was worthy of someone who seemed... normal.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige, and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.
Unless human love is spiritualized, it will be a canker in your soul. Unless you are spiritually-minded and your mate is the same, you can never be completely happy.
She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either--a purely human one.
I think we ought to live happily ever after.
Any happiness, no matter how brief, seemed better than the long, simmering torture of waking up day after day, knowing I could never have him.
Inspirational + Happiness quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
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.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, believe, Do and mostly Live.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
God + Happiness quotes ⇑God Quotes
Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers, it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God
Happiness depends to some extent upon external conditions, but chiefly upon mental attitudes. In order to be happy one should have good health, a well-balanced mind, a prosperous life, the right work, a thankful heart, and above all, knowledge of God
The essential proof of Self-realization—of God's consciousness in you—is to be truly and unconditionally happy. If you are receiving more and more joy in meditation, without cessation, you may know that God is making manifest His presence in you.
He who realizes that happiness is the highest goal, and who seeks happiness in God, follows the path of wisdom
If the whole world were given to you, you would grow tired of it. No power or miracles can compare with the joy that is God. That perennial happiness is what everyone is seeking. God is ever new joy unto eternity. If you have that joy, it will never grow stale
When external objects of sense pleasure are destroyed, the happiness they give is destroyed with them. But the ever-new joy of God inherent in the soul is indestructible.
That consciousness of God-peace is never-ending. It is the real state of happiness. Everything else will fail you. Nothing else can make you happy because only the joy of His presence is real.
When everyone recognizes Jehovah's name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.
Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that “something else” he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending. For those individual souls who have sought and found God, the search is over: He is that Something Else.
All Happiness Quotes ⇑
Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
In all your seeking among different things, directly or indirectly, you are in reality seeking happiness through the fulfillment of your desires
We do not always see the things that are nearest to us. We pass by riches that lie close at hand and chase after rainbows
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.
If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
I think happiness is what makes you pretty... Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you
We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
If you're happy in a dream, does that count?
Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning.
The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Everybody in the world is seeking happiness- and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
The initial state of happiness accompanying sensuality is always followed by unhappiness, owing to the impairment of physical vitality, mental self-control, and spiritual peace
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.
You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.
Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
Life is like topography... There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure.
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you're friends is easy. Being friends is not.
Happiness is not mere pleasure, not the outcome of wealth. It is the result of active work rather than passive enjoyment of pleasure.
The person born with a talent, they are meant to use will, find their greatest happiness in using it.
You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.
It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
I don't know what's worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you've always wanted to be, and feel alone.
Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong."
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,
Happiness is a risk. If you're not a little scared, then you're not doing it right.
The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
To the unmeditative, there is no tranquility. To the peaceless, how comes happiness?
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren't grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
Only when one pleasure after another fails him does man finally begin to wonder if, after all, happiness is possible through the senses. This thought has a liberating effect
For your own happiness, you must strive to live free of worldly desires. If there is anything you can't do without, you still have a terrible lesson to learn.
Why become helplessly involved in an endless panorama of events in order to discover that nothing in this world can ever make you happy?
Everything in the outer world that had promised great happiness has deceived me, but one thing has never deceived me — my inner peace
You do not have to leave earth's shores to put on wings; you must learn rather to be happy here and now, under all conditions
The nature of all material things is impermanent, and that it is thus foolishness to expect permanent happiness by clinging to material forms and objects.
Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.
I think and think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
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.
Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.
A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, prana, to every body cell. The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the universal life energy.
The sense pleasures yield fleeting happiness but shut off the manifestation of the subtle, more pure and lasting enjoyments
Human desires are not perfect, hence their fulfillment does not lead to perfect happiness.
What you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you inferior, not major.
Material objects and the satisfaction of material desires are temporal; therefore all happiness deriving from them is temporal.
The happiness that comes by fits and starts is only tantalizing; pleasures that become monotonous are tiresome; joy that comes momentarily and then flits away, sinking you in a state of deepening indifference, by contrast, is torturing.
Peace emanates from the soul and is the sacred inner environment in which true happiness unfolds
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
It is hard to give up the known sense pleasures of the present for unknown pleasures that may arrive in the future. This is the reason why millions of people would rather eat, drink, and try to be merry today than take the trouble to meditate and make an investment for a future of lasting happiness
There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.
Meditate deeply and regularly, until the spiritual eye is opened and you can fly through it to the astral kingdom. Remain always in the sphere of happiness born of meditation, no matter what happens
But maybe happiness isn't in the choosing. Maybe it's in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along.
Balance material and spiritual duties in your life; that will bring you supreme happiness
Don't expect to attain unalloyed peace and happiness from earthly life. This should be your attitude: no matter what your experiences are, enjoy them in an objective way, as you would a movie.
No material or spiritual activities performed with attachment can produce lasting happiness
Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.
Can a person steal happiness? Or is it just another internal, infernal human trick?
I believe that America is a wonderful country in which to try out brotherhood colonies, wherein mankind can learn that the first principle of life is happiness.
right in this moment, I can´t even remember what unhappy feels like.
You must not expect life's experiences to yield lasting peace or happiness. You have to find peace and happiness within yourself
The saints have found that happiness lies in a constant mental state of unruffled peace during all the experiences of earthly dualities
So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!
Success should be measured by the yardstick of happiness; by your ability to remain in peaceful harmony with cosmic laws.
I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.
please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.
I just want to be wonderful.
I wanted all things To seem to make some sense, So we could all be happy, yes, Instead of tense. And I made up lies So that they all fit nice, And I made this sad world A par-a-dise.
And I can't be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight.
So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.