Quotes about Happiness
"I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world."
Lana Del Rey
"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made."
"Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow."
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."
"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"
"Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!"
"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness."
"We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration."
"The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it."
"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."
"My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations."
Michael J. Fox
"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
Louis D. Brandeis
"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
"Here is my prescription to heal all wounds. Watch the film 'Funny Girl' at least five times, eat at least 45 chocolate bars, and hang out with all those friends you blew off to hang out with your ex. I truly believe that, through a combination of Nutella, old pals and Barbra Streisand, we can achieve happiness and, very probably, world peace."
"Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same."
"I'm a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome."
"A really great talent finds its happiness in execution."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
"The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift."
"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."
"Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I'm totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself."
"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true."
"Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake."
J. Donald Walters
"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action."
Madame de Stael
"The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy."
J. Donald Walters
"It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will."
"In my long life I have found peace, joy, and happiness beyond my fondest hopes and dreams. One of the supreme benedictions of my life has been my marriage to an elect daughter of God. I love her with all my heart and soul."
James E. Faust
"I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain."
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