Archive for the 'Happiness Quotes' Category

“Once, when my feet were bare…” Sadi, The Gulistan

“Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience.” Sadi, […]

“A baby is born with…” Frank Howard Clark

“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” Frank Howard Clark

“Be who you are and…” Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“As long as you are…” Donald Trump

“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“You will find as you…” Henry Drummond

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” Henry Drummond

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Loving people live in a…” Wayne Dyer

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. But it’s the same world. How come?” Wayne Dyer

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“The main things which seem…” Bertrand Russell

“The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.” Bertrand Russell

“The real test of friendship…” Eugene Kennedy

“The real test of friendship is: can you do literally nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple.” Eugene Kennedy

“If you don’t have a dream…” Oscar Hammerstein

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein

“Derive happiness in oneself from…” Henri Matisse

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” Henri Matisse

“Write the bad things that…” Arabic Parable

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” Arabic Parable

“There’s no point in being…” Doctor Who

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” Doctor Who

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“Thou should’st eat to live…” Cicero

“Thou should’st eat to live; not live to eat.” Cicero

“If you want to be happy…” Anonymous

“If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do.” Anonymous

“If you want to know…” Dorothy Parker

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” Dorothy Parker

“To forgive is to set…” Anonymous

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” Anonymous

“There are always flowers…” Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

“We choose our joys…” Kahlil Gibran

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” Kahlil Gibran

“You can complain because roses…” Ziggy

“You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” Ziggy

“We can escape the prison…” Gary Craig

“We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything.” Gary Craig

“One reason I don’t drink…” Nancy Astor

“One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.” Nancy Astor

“Try to learn something…” Thomas H. Huxley

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” Thomas H. Huxley

“Happiness is not achieved…” Aldous Huxley

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Aldous Huxley

“What lies behind us…” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“We become what we…” Wayne Dyer

“We become what we think about all day long. The question is, what do you think about?” Wayne Dyer

“If you want to…” Anonymous

“If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.” Anonymous

“Life is not measured…” Anonymous

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Anonymous

“Nobody really cares…” Cynthia Nelms

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” Cynthia Nelms

“A number of our…” Seneca

“A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear, while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.”   – Seneca

“What’s the good of…” Seneca

“What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, or of being unhappy now just because you were then? […] When troubles come to an end, the natural thing is to be glad.”   – Seneca

“Believe each day that…” Horace

“Believe each day that has dawned is your last, and some hour for which you haven’t been expecting will prove lovely.”   – Horace

“We must heal our…” Epicurus

“We must heal our misfortunes by the grateful recollection of what has been and by the recognition that it is impossible to make undone what has been done.”   – Epicurus

“What difference does it make…” Seneca

“What difference does it make what your position in life is, if you dislike it yourself?”   – Seneca

“Happiness is an ideal…” Immanuel Kant

“Happiness is an ideal of the imagination, not of reason.”   – Immanuel Kant

“Everything hangs on one’s…” Seneca

“Everything hangs on one’s thinking. […] A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.”   – Seneca

“Of all the means which…” Epicurus

“Of all the means which wisdom gives us to ensure happiness throughout ours lives, by far the most important is friendship.”   – Epicurus

“Happiness is to be…” Andre Comte-Sponville

“Happiness is to be happy in love, unhappiness is to be unhappy in love, or to have no love at all.”   – Andre Comte-Sponville

“We cannot but desire…” Blaise Pascal

“We cannot but desire truth and happiness, but we are incapable of certainty or happiness.”   – Blaise Pascal

“We are never…” Rochefoucauld

“We are never as happy or unhappy as we imagine.”   – Rochefoucauld

“I try to treat whomever I meet…” Dalai Lama

“I try to treat whomever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.”   – Dalai Lama

“The knowledge of man’s…” Blaise Pascal

“The knowledge of man’s misery without that of God causes despair.”   – Blaise Pascal

“The more we care…” Dalai Lama

“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.”   – Dalai Lama

“The key to a happier world…” Dalai Lama

“The key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.”   – Dalai Lama

“In Tibet we say that…” Dalai Lama

“In Tibet we say that many illnesses can be cured by the one medicine of love and compassion. These qualities are the ultimate source of human happiness, and our need for them lies at the very core of our being.”   – Dalai Lama

“There is only one…” George Sand

“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.”   – George Sand