Happiness is actually a state of mind. Mere purchase of material comforts is like trying to fill a huge void. The self, things that please our five sense are all fine. But they do not lead to inner peace or happiness.
Real happiness comes with enjoying nature, being happy with what we have (even as we pursue what we want), going beyond self, family and helping society.
Positive happiness comes from sharing things with others (I mean in whatever little way you can), giving is joy and more peace results than when we receive.
The belief, hope we have leads us to be happy. With ourselves, our family, our surroundings and our community.
Give. Share. Live Happily. Go on read my collection of over 100 Happiness Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs and Quotations.
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Stephen R. Covey
Nothing is worth more than this day
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
I’ve decided that the key to happiness is low expectations.
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have--and not worrying about what we don't have.
Ken Keyes, Jr.
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
Lucy Mand Montgomery
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.
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.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
That is happiness - to be dissolved into something complete and great.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
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 opened for us.
Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
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.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: They must not do too much of it: And they must have a sense of success in it.
Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Perceive and rejoice that life is abundant, that beauty and goodness are amply available . . . that your happiness is in your hands.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Happiness is a continuous creative activity.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being so except that they are so.
William Ralph Inge
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
When you're really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights - and flowers will bloom on a barren land.
You don't have to know how to sing, it's feeling as though you want to that makes the day happy and successful.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.
Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
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 not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness.. it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Happiness is the best medicine.
When you finally allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it, you will find you dance with everything.
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
I can only think of one thing greater than being happy and that is to help another to be happy, too.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
I just lucked into things. I used to think that if I made $50,000 I'd be the happiest guy in the world.
It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years - we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
Life is a matter of passing the time enjoyably. There may be other things in life, but I've been too busy passing my time enjoyably to think very deeply about them.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy."
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K Chalmers
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient
The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
Ezra Taft Benson
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Independence is happiness.
Susan B. Anthony
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
If you want to be happy, be.
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.
Happiness is... usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
May you be truly blessed to always glitter with a radiance that shines from deep within you.
Barbara Becker Holstein
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Enjoy your life without comparing it to others.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
You've got to love what you do to really make things happen.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes better friends with ourselves and everybody around.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware - joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn't something close at hand that you can improve! It may make you wealthy, though it is more likely that it will make you happy.
George Matthew Adams
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.