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My Favorite Quotes About Happiness

Updated on August 17, 2013

Feel Good Quotes About Happiness And Enjoying The Moment

The best quotes about happiness make you feel like happiness is not only possible, but that you have a good chance of attaining it. There's nothing more inspiring and motivational for me to read some wise sayings about enjoying the moment to lift me out of any minor depressions I may be feeling at the time. My hope is that they may do the same for you, although you certainly do not need to be feeling the blues to enjoy them.

With any luck you'll find one or two that you want to stick up on your walls to keep you motivated about your present situation. I've even included some pictures with quotes as well as regular sayings for all to enjoy. So go ahead and read some wisdom.

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Ten Spiritual Tonics - By Abraham L. Feinberg

  1. Stop worrying. Worry kills life.
  2. Begin each day with a prayer. It will arm your soul.
  3. Control appetite. Over-indulgence clogs body and mind.
  4. Accept your limitations.
  5. Don't envy. It wastes time and energy.
  6. Have faith in people. Cynicism sours the disposition.
  7. Find a hobby. It will relax your nerves.
  8. Read a book a week to stimulate imagination and broaden your views.
  9. Spend some time alone for the peace of solitude and silence.
  10. Try to want what you have, instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.


Happiness Quotes and Sayings To Inspire You To Greater Things

1-The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. ~Doug Larson

2-Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Guillaume Apollinaire

3-If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy

4-We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. ~Carlos Castaneda

5-Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. ~J.M. Reinoso

6-Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

7-Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

8-Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. ~Joseph Addison

9-Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. ~Anon

10-Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

11-The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. ~Epictetus

12-The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. ~Ernest Dimnet

13-When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

14-It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ~Lucille Ball

15-Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. ~George Santayana


Happiness Is All About Attitude

12 x 12 in. Art Print by Tava Luv

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Songs That Make Me Happy - Maybe they'll work for you too.

It's amazing how a good song can make you want to get up and dance or shout out for joy. Although you can probably tell when I was born with a few of these choices, they always make me feel bigger than life and very very happy. Give them a listen and see if you don't feel a little lighter in your heart.


The Right Quotes On Happiness Can Change Your Life

1-My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. ~Thornton Wilder

2-There are short-cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum

3-Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~Cynthia Nelms

4-The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. ~J.D. Salinger

5-Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. ~Mildred Barthel

6-Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do? ~Jim Carrey

7-Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~Denis Waitley

8-Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society. ~Charles Gow

9-The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim

10-I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~J.D. Salinger

11-We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. ~Jean de La Bruyere

12-Misery is almost always the result of thinking. ~Joseph Joubert

13-There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington

14-The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star. ~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

15-Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. ~Aristotle


The Nine Keys to Contentment

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Health enough to make work a pleasure.

Wealth enough to support your needs.

Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them.

Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.

Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.

Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors.

Faith enough to make real things of God.

Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Happiness Is Like A Kiss

12 x 12 in. Art Print

By Brent Mcrae

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More Quotes About Happiness

1-Jumping for joy is good exercise. ~Unknown

2-Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ~Albert Schweitzer

3-Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. ~Don Marquis

4-One joy scatters a hundred griefs. ~Chinese Proverb

5-Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. ~Julia Child

6-I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen. ~Abd-El-Raham

7-Be happy. It's one way of being wise. ~Colette

8-There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~Freya Stark

9-What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~Yiddish Proverb

10-I never could be good when I was not happy. ~Julia Ward Howe

11-My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. ~William Shakespeare

12-Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. ~Proverb

13-If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~Andrew Carnegie

14-Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ~Robert Frost

15-Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Mahatma Gandhi


A Few Things That Have Contributed To My Happiness

6 Pack Bubbles w/ Magic Wand 4 floz
6 Pack Bubbles w/ Magic Wand 4 floz

On days when the wind is blowing gently, I have spent hours in the yard with my niece blowing bubbles.

Strathmore 400-3 STR-400-3 24 Sheet No.80 Drawing Pad, 8 by 10", 8"x10"
Strathmore 400-3 STR-400-3 24 Sheet No.80 Drawing Pad, 8 by 10", 8"x10"

I love to take my sketchpad when I go hiking. I just prop myself up under a tree and draw away.

Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 CMOS Digital Camera with 36x NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black)
Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 CMOS Digital Camera with 36x NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black)

An expensive hobby, but I seem to lose all track of time when I'm out taking pictures.

Woodstock Alto Silver Gregorian Chimes- Inspirational Collection
Woodstock Alto Silver Gregorian Chimes- Inspirational Collection

Working in the garden when a breeze comes along makes me feel alive; hearing the wind chimes make it more so.


Some Songs You Can't Help But Feel Happy When You Hear Them - This is one of them.

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      4 years ago

      Great content! Lovely lens! Thanks

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      5 years ago

      Some of my favorite quotes are in your selections too. Awesome! Sundae ;-)

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      6 years ago

      If you want to be happy, just decide to be.

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      6 years ago

      I did feel happy when reading these quotes. They're a nice way to cheer someone up.

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      Dana Marie 

      6 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I love this HAPPY lens. Thanks for sharing!!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens - featured on my 'Ultimate questions' lens:

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      6 years ago

      thanks for some nice Quotes

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      6 years ago

      Its been fun visiting Happiness Quotes, it has certainly made me feel happier to read them. Thank you!

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      6 years ago

      I find my self back to this wonderful happiness quote lens yet again... only this time I shall leave you .......


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      6 years ago

      I remember when Walking On Sunshine first came out... it was my favourite song at the time... still a great one :)

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for making this lens:)


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