Happiness quotes

Happiness is not a state of being that surpasses our abilities; it is the condition of being happy with what you have. You cannot obtain happiness if you are always thinking that you are missing out on something. Happiness is simply the art of not holding any regrets about any painful experience that has happened in the past. The cause of these regrets is our negative thoughts and emotions.

One of the most famous quotes about happiness is by the French writer, Victor Hugo. His quote is ‘there is no secret in being happy’. This famous quote from the novel The Secret has been used as a catalyst to revolutionize people’s approach towards happiness. There are many other quotes from different writers that express this secret truth about happiness.

One of the most famous authors to express happiness is Confucius. He said, ‘If you want to attain true happiness, practice what others dread: that is, enjoy every minute of life’. It is very interesting that the man considered as the father of modern China came to the conclusion that enjoying every minute of life is one of the secret keys to happiness. In his book, “The Art of Happiness”, Confucius offers a series of illustrations of various people doing everyday activities. He compares their actions to the springtime flower of happiness.

Other than Confucius, there are many other great authors who have expressed happiness in their works. Two of them are Jean Philippe Droys and Gilbert K. Chesterton. Both of them wrote many happiness quotes. For instance, in his novel “A Day in the Life”, Gilbert K. Chesterton says,””There is nothing to be happy but to be happy.” And in his article ” happiest life”, Jean Philippe Sartre says,””Nothing is better than the best life.”

Another great author to search for the best happiness quotes is Noam Deschanel. His novel “Aviv” contains an extract where he expresses the secret of happiness. It is said by Noam, “When one is happy, everything seems so easy.” And he continues, “A life spent in pursuit of joy is not a short one; it is long lasting.”

A favorite of Noam Deschanel’s is his quote “Being happy is the absence of happiness”. This is a very good example because being happy could be a product of unhappiness. Most of us are fond of saying, “It is not what happens to us that makes us sad, but what happens to us in the future”. But, when you are stuck in unhappiness, this kind of saying becomes ineffective.

The most effective way to be happy is to let go of the mystery surrounding it. You should know what exactly happiness means to you and feel the joy and passion in your heart. When you let go of the mystery and say to yourself: “I am happy”, then you can be truly happy.

Some of the best Chinese Proverbs are: “Let me do that which I will, and I shall do that which I will not” and “The good that I will, the good that I will not”. These Chinese Proverbs are truly radiant. Reading them will often help you realize your own happiness and improve your self image. You can also read other famous happiness quotes on the internet. However, Chinese Proverbs are more effective because they are more direct.

The famous American writer Mark Twain once said, “There are no hard feelings; they are only sorrowful misgivings. To have a miserable life, there must be an unknown motive.” Quoting this American author, will help you understand why it is so important to find happiness in spite of everything. Ununknown motives can often result in bad health. For example, if you are driven by a desire for money, you can end up becoming poor.

The famous Indian philosopher and mystic, Sri Chinmoy has quoted: “When you know yourself you will love others and yourself”. This is one secret to happiness that many people overlook. Happiness is not just a nice feeling inside, it is an important step towards real progress. Real progress in achieving happiness means being able to act with confidence. A person who is happy is always confident, and this is something we all need to develop.

Another important thing to remember about happiness is to search for quotes about happiness. Most of these quotes come from countries where money is not an issue, and people live in perfect harmony. These nations have a very low crime rate, and there is no need to work a lot in order to enjoy a happy life. A quote from Henry David Thoreau can be a guide for those who want to find true happiness. He said: “lein wir scharmer fass mich ein, dich auf derin.”


“ The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council


“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln


“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married


“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.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden


The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
― Frederick Lewis Donaldson
“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.”
― Albert Camus


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


“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV


“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon


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“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
― Tom Bodett


“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.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz


“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer


“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.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People


“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel García Márquez


“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
― George Burns


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


“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.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness