Some people search for happiness for years and others seem to have it constantly. Discover what makes those people different as you read these insightful quotes on the true nature of happiness.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
People want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past.
– Nicholas Sparks
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.
– Helen Keller
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
– Valerie Bertinelli
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
– Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– Dalai Lama
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.
– Josh Billings
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
– Mark Twain
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
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
– Denis Waitley
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama XIV
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
– Dale Carnegie
Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.
– Beyonce Knowles
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
– Anne Frank
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.
– Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
– Sigmund Freud
The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.
– Audrey Hepburn
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
– George Bernard Shaw
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.
– George Carlin