Happiness is something that we all strive for in life. It is a feeling of contentment, joy, and satisfaction with life. It can be found in the simple pleasures of life, such as spending time with loved ones, or it can be found in more complex activities like achieving success at work. No matter where we find it, we all want to experience it. Here are some inspiring quotes about being happy.
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
This quote is a reminder that happiness is something that we create for ourselves. We have to take the initiative and do the things that make us happy. Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill, reading a book, or spending time with loved ones, we have to take the time to do things that make us happy.
“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.” – Martha Washington
This quote reminds us that our level of happiness is determined by our attitude more than our circumstances. It is easy to focus on what we don’t have or what is going wrong in our lives, but it is important to remember that our happiness is largely determined by our outlook and how we respond to our experiences.
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
This quote emphasizes the idea that happiness is not something we can achieve directly. Rather, it is something that comes as a result of our actions. We can’t simply decide to be happy, but we can do things that will bring us joy and contentment.
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” – Victor Hugo
This quote reminds us of the importance of relationships in our lives. We all need to know that we are loved and accepted by those around us. Having strong relationships with friends, family, and loved ones can bring us a great deal of joy and happiness.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This quote reminds us that true happiness comes from living in alignment with our values and beliefs. When our thoughts, words, and actions are all in harmony, we will feel more content and fulfilled.
“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake—you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne
This quote reminds us that happiness comes from learning and growing, not from being perfect. We should be willing to take risks and make mistakes in order to learn and grow.
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain
This quote emphasizes the idea that one of the best ways to find happiness is to look for ways to make others happy. When we focus our energy on helping others, we will often find that our own spirits are lifted as well.
We hope that these quotes about being happy have inspired you to focus on the things that bring you joy and contentment. Remember, happiness is something that we create for ourselves. By taking the time to do things that make us happy and living in alignment with our values and beliefs, we can experience true happiness in our lives.
A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
A happy childhood… is the worst possible preparation for life.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw
A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
A happy wife is a happy life.
A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.
A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.
A lot of people think that being skinny is the happy ending, and it’s not. Being happy is the happy ending.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That’s why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.
A point makes you happy; an assist makes you and your teammate happy. An assist makes two people happy.
A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.
A simple lifestyle can make you happy and high expectations can disappoint a lot.
A social life is just as important to me as my work life because I think if you have a healthy balance of the two, you’ll be really happy.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Acting is happy agony.
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.
All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.
Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.
And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.
And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.
Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn’t got money.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.
As a well
spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
As citizens, we have to co-create good governance, we cannot outsource it and hope to be passively happy consumers. Like everything worth its while, good governance must be earned.
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.
At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.
At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.
William E. Gladstone
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Beautiful things make people happy.
Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.
Being happy is a matter of personal taste.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Being happy is a revolutionary act; I think it spreads, like ripples in a pond.
Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Being happy never goes out of style.
Being honest with myself is something I like. I am happy that I don’t make excuses when I make a mistake. This is a good way to improve in the fastest way.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Beto’s copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three. Mine includes the Second Amendment. But there are a whole host of people here in Washington… they would be happy to confiscate America’s guns. And if you don’t believe that, then you probably also still believe in Bigfoot.
Brazil has people in some places with so difficult situations. They prefer to smile than cry because they love life. They love to be happy. That’s Brazilian style.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
By forgiving, we are training ourselves to be strong, confident, joyful, peaceful, happy, and loving. These positive attributes end up affecting every part of our lives.
Paul J. Meyer
By nature, I’m a very positive person, and because I’m happy in myself, and in my life, and I’ve got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realise a lot of my dreams and aspirations.
Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.
Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, and that’s what parents were created for.
Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.
Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.
Construction is an important front for solidifying the foundations of a thriving country and creating bases for the people’s happy life.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
Do good ’cause God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God, really. You’re doing it for yourself because that’s what makes God happy.
Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.
Don’t think you’re going to be happy when you get something. You have to be happy on your way to happy.
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.
Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Even nice things don’t make you happy when you’re tired.
Even on casual days, wear at least one thing that makes you happy.
Everything is a learning lesson, good and bad, so I am happy with the way things are, and I learned from everything negative. I am in a great space now, so I wouldn’t change a thing!
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Find something that makes you happy and go for it.
Flowers are happy things.
P. G. Wodehouse
Football is my sanctuary. It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy.
Odell Beckham, Jr.
For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that’s the most reward thing in the world.
For me, beauty comes from natural happiness. I think that a woman glows, and a man, even, when they’re healthy and they’re happy.
For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn’t about conquering something; it’s being happy with who you are.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw
Give me something interesting to play and I’m happy.
Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
Hunter S. Thompson
Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.
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.
Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Walters
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.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
Arnold H. Glasow
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
Happy Skin is all about natural beauty. They don’t want you to wear something that’s harsh on your skin and I want that as well.
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.
Joachim du Bellay
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.
Alexander the Great
Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!
Shweta Basu Prasad
I always put myself second – I like to make others happy.
I always thought money was something just to make me happy. But I’ve learned that I feel better being able to help my folks, ’cause we never had nothing. So just to see them excited about my career is more of a blessing than me actually having it for myself.
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J. D. Salinger
I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
I am generally a very happy and easygoing person. I also believe it’s always better to meet people with a smile rather than looking cold, especially when you first meet. It changes everything.
I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.
I am happy being what I am.
I am happy every day, because life is moving in a very positive way.
I am happy in my own space.
I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.
I am happy to do anything that comes my way, and I will always do my best in anything that presents itself.
I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; be it negative or positive, it has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect.
I am happy to start from zero, to create, to restart.
I am happy with my family and my colleagues and want to continue making my own kind of cinema. I have never belonged to any camp and have no friends in the industry. Most of them will pay lip service, but when it comes to doing, they tend to shy away.
I am happy with what comes, I don’t have expectations of any stature.
I am happy, and I am living the life I always dreamed of.
I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.
I am never embarrassed to relax. I am not part of any rat race. I am very happy to be by myself.
I am never so happy as when I am really engaged in good earnest, & it makes me must wonderfully cheerful & merry at other times, which is curious & very satisfactory.
I am pretty happy with myself. I am not saying I am flawless, but I am content with the way I am.
I am simply happy in Munich.
I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.
I am very happy and honored to be part of the Sony ATV family.
I am very happy to say I look just like my dad. But mothers always think their children are prettier than they really are, and mine has always told me I look like Tom Cruise.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
I believe in true love, and I believe in happy endings. And I believe.
I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life.
I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don’t get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don’t get ill.
I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times.
I can sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you in twelve different places, but one of them is going to make you feel a certain thing, maybe it’s a vulnerability, maybe an innocence, maybe another way is sexy and soulful or bluesy whatever it is, but with singers, exploring keys, I think, is important.
I collect records. And cats. I don’t have any cats right now. But if I’m taking a walk and I see a cat, I’m happy.
I decided a long time ago to be unfiltered and wholly myself in these areas of social media. I’ve been very happy with the results of this decision. I feel that I get lots of interaction and loyal support. So I’m grateful for my Twitter and Facebook followers every day.
I do not play football to win the Ballon d’Or. I play football to be happy, because I love it and want to play football.
I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.
I don’t care about having money. It’s about being happy, man.
I don’t get happy with personal milestones. I get happy when my team wins.
I don’t have a desire for material things. As long as I’m happy, I’m good, man.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me.
I don’t like people around me sad. I like making people happy.
Tyler, The Creator
I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.
I don’t seek the limelight. I’m perfectly happy with a quiet life and spending time with my family, but I deserve recognition.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
I don’t think winning an award changes things. It makes you feel happy.
I don’t trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.
I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.
I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.
I have 23 top players and they are all ready to put on the jersey and work on the pitch and that makes you happy and then you have peace of mind.
I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.
I have been very blessed in my life and rewarded with good friends and good health. I am grateful and happy to be able to share this.
I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I have long maintained that each of us has three chances a day to be happy: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe
I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy.
I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.
I know America is very nice and very good people. I’m a professional athlete. I come here. I never have a problem with somebody about my religion, about my name. I am happy. I’m always comfortable because I never do anything wrong. All the time I do something right. I follow all the rules.
I know if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
I know it sounds corny, but I think the meaning of life is to do what you love and be happy.
I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that!
I like a happy ending. That’s what I do all the time. I like to make people feel happy.
I like black, because for me it is a very happy color.
I like happy endings in movies. I think life has a happy ending. When it’s all said and done, it’s all something worthwhile, and I want my movies to reflect that. There are enough things to be sad about. When you pop in a movie, let the message be one that’s one of hope.
I like my peace. I am happy in my space.
I look back to a happy childhood.
Catherine Helen Spence
I love my life, and I try to keep my fans happy.
I love the DJ scene out in the clubs. It is a great way to party and make people happy, the atmosphere is one that I use as an escape from reality.
I love to see people laugh and put a smile on peoples’ faces. Anytime I’m doing that I’m happy.
I love when people are just naturally happy people.
I need to celebrate life because I’m in a good spot, I work hard, and I am happy with who I am and happy with what I do for a living, and sometimes I just focus and overwhelm myself so much with the fights and getting better, that I just need to slow it down and enjoy life and enjoy training.
I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy.
I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’
I think it’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.’
I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.
Marco Pierre White
I think that being happy makes the biggest impact on your physical appearance.
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
I used to worry a lot. I still worry a lot, but not about the things that I used to worry about because my younger self, I didn’t regret anything that I ever did… I was happy, and I was free, and I was living it up.
I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.
I would like to say every moment counts for you, so make the time that you spend for your dreams a very special moment, make sure that you do something that you’ll be happy with when you go back and look at yourself.
I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday’ on it. I didn’t want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
If a woman is confident, she believes in herself and is really happy from the inside, you’ll see that glow.
If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.
If I pass away one day, I am happy because I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me to do so much because it’s the biggest sport in the world.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.
If someone decides they’re not going to be happy, it’s not your problem. You don’t have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
If you are a happy man then you can give your best.
If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.
If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, be.
If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be a human being, you’d be a game show host.
If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they’re not happy.
If your only intent is to be seen, you’ll never be seen. If your intent is to be happy, comfortable, genuine, and true in craft, you’re destined to be noticed.
If you’re a happy person around food, you can be a professional chef. It’s fueled by passion.
If you’re good, you’ll get work. And if I’ve got food in my fridge and clothes on my back, I’ll be happy.
If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.
If you’re working for a good company and you’re happy there, and you’re being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.
I’m a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.
I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
I’m a pretty happy guy.
I’m a very outgoing person. I’m always happy, I’m one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they’d say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody.
I’m at a place in my life right now where I’m very happy, very content. I’m finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.
I’m extremely happy that I could win the gold medal. It’s a special moment in my career.
I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.
I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to be who I am.
I’m happy to be on a winning team. My individual success, that lasts for a short period of time. The success of being a part of the South, of Atlanta, which is now the hot bed of music, that’s what’s gonna last the longest. The fact that I contributed to planting our flag and moving music to my city, that’s what I’m most proud of.
I’m happy to just sit in a cafe and watch people. It’s my favorite thing to do, for sure.
I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
I’m happy to see people being fearless and finally knowing that their voices mean something and that they stand for something.
I’m happy to sparkle like a glazed disco ball.
I’m happy with being myself.
I’m happy with the people that I have around me. And they’ve been friends of mine since I was young, for a very long time.
I’m happy with the person I become.
I’m just happy I’m not a phony.
I’m not a hoarder, I’m a collector: if you have something you like, every time you see it, you have a little happy hit.
I’m not a stereotypically beautiful woman, and I’m so happy that I’m not. I’ve seen those ladies – the need to be attractive at all times is ghastly. Also, in your twenties, if you are beautiful, everything comes to you, so you never need to develop a personality. I never had that problem.
I’m proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it’s a sign that it’s time to leave. For now though, I’m happy here at the greatest club in the world.
I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m proud of the phase I’m in.
I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.
I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I’m happy again.
I’m so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He’s an amazing director and I can’t wait to see the long version.
I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
I’m very comfortable in my skin. Everyone has insecurities – I joke around about wishing I had more cheeks – but I’m happy with who I am. You have to make do with what you have. If you carry yourself right, you can make anything look good.
I’m very happy alone.
Octavia E. Butler
I’m very happy being me, although sometimes I’d love to be a bird so that I could fly.
I’m very very happy for my hardships and misfortunes: they build character and make you a better person. Even if I think it’s something you have to carry with you, it’s definitely something that makes you more empathic towards other people, makes you understand people and relationships so much better.
In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
In the end, you’re trying to find God. That’s the result of not being satisfied. And it doesn’t matter how much money, or property, or whatever you’ve got, unless you’re happy in your heart, then that’s it. And unfortunately, you can never gain perfect happiness unless you’ve got that state of consciousness that enables that.
In the midst of all our emotional upheaval caused by ambition, aggression, rejection, transition, addiction, limitation and competition, the one thing that remains constant within us is our deep desire to be happy.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else.
Instead, I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.
Intimacy is not a happy medium. It is a way of being in which the tension between distance and closeness is dissolved and a new horizon appears. Intimacy is beyond fear.
It doesn’t matter how tired I am; I will always still be happy. As soon as you go onstage, you get adrenaline. You hear the crowd: they’re screaming your name. They have posters. The energy gives you energy.
It feels really grateful, thankful, and happy when your work is appreciated.
It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.
Harry Connick, Jr.
It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
John D. Rockefeller
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 takes very little effort to make someone happy.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we’d given customers what they said they wanted, we’d have built a computer they’d have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they’d want now.
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
It’s always good when you see your name with legends of a club like Liverpool. It’s a different feeling, and I’m very happy about that.
It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.
It’s just the risk that I take and the sacrifice that I make: Putting myself, my career, my family’s peace of mind on the line just to do right by my fans. It ain’t no gray area: You’re either with that and willing to go out of your way to make people who contribute to your dreams coming true happy or you aren’t.
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
It’s so important for people to have a space that they love, and that you wake up happy every morning in your house. A big part of that is what you have for your furniture, your art, your decor.
I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.
I’ve discovered if you have a small circle of people you know you can rely on – in good times, bad times, happy times, sad times – who aren’t going to judge you and will, sometimes, just sit and listen to you without saying anything, then I think you’re very fortunate.
I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won’t get there by reading ‘Now is the time to buy.’
I’ve realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it’s my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me, and to be true to who I am, always.
I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I’m happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.
Just because you got money doesn’t mean you’re gonna be happy, and just ‘cuz you can buy everything in the world doesn’t mean you’re gonna find your purpose.
Just celebrate who you are and be happy with you are. Take all the ups and downs together, as you’re only human.
Just like other ordinary people, I want to have a happy family.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.
up is better, and it’s always better to let your natural beauty shine. Essentially, be happy with your appearance.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Liberals are always proposing perfectly insane ideas, laws that will make everybody happy, laws that will make everything right, make us live forever, and all be rich. Conservatives are never that stupid.
P. J. O’Rourke
Life has been kind to me. I am happy with the love and appreciation that I have been getting throughout my career. I feel blessed.
Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.
Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.
Life prepares you so that you are able to create your own happy ending.
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
W. H. Auden
Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.
Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
Men want to make women happy.
Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves.
Money doesn’t make people happy. People make people happy.
Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
More and more, I am realizing that life is too short to do crap that doesn’t make you happy, and we only get one shot at it all.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
Most women would not be happy being me. People say, ‘But you’re alone.’ But I don’t feel alone. I feel very un-alone.
Mum and Dad always wanted me to do whatever I was happy doing. I nearly went to art college at 16, but decided to do a BTEC in performing arts.
My dad came over from Ireland when he was 13 and lived on the streets, working on building sites, and has just retired from his job delivering furniture for John Lewis. My mum has had the same job for 30 years as a sales assistant at Marks and Spencer. They’ve always been really great; they just want me to be happy.
My definition of beauty is happiness. I believe that when you are happy, it shines through and makes you a more attractive and beautiful person!
My experiences have taught me a lot and I’m happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
My father is my idol, so I always did everything like him. He used to work two jobs and still come home happy every night.
My happy place is my bedroom. I love it.
My ideology was, if I just make very happy music, very happy music, then people will forget about whatever their problems are. I will forget about my problems.
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles M. Schulz
My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident.
Hans Christian Andersen
My life is actually empty, so I feel like I’m lying to everyone by pretending to be happy on the outside.
My mission is to make the world happy and cute and to love everyone. I think I’m doing a pretty good job.
My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy.
My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones.
My purpose… to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.
Juliette Gordon Low
My ultimate goal is to end up being happy. Most of the time.
My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
My wife is the boss at home, and my daughters are the bosses. I am just the worker. We are a very warm family and very happy.
My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg. He’s inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination – but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Christian Nestell Bovee
No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.
D. L. Hughley
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
No one’s really happy anyway, it’s not human.
Billie Joe Armstrong
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Not everything has a happy ending, and not everything has an ending. Some things just kind of dribble away or cut off abruptly.
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Of course, my mom is my biggest and loudest cheerleader, and my family and friends are happy for me, but I’m still just Angie, not Angie-the-author-with-this-hyped-up-book. I appreciate that.
Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.
Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a ‘pretty girl.’ Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I’m sent, and they describe the heroine as ‘incredibly beautiful,’ I wonder why they sent it to me.
Once you have a product that you are happy with, you the need to centralize things to continue growth.
One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory
prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Robert A. Heinlein
Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
Only married people understand you can be miserable and happy at the same time.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
People say I look so happy – and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
People say I’m too skinny, but if I gain a little weight, they say I look chubby. You can’t please everyone. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
Performing live actually thrills me. Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I’m going to be happy.
Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
Photography was a way for me to freeze time and to capture the moments that were happy and healthy. I saw a photo as a way to go back to a memory if I ever needed to.
Playing games can contribute to making you happy, perhaps even without therapy.
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil – or else an absolute ignorance.
Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn’t take it away from you. I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming.
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Seeing my friends succeed, find love, or just feeling content makes me feel unconditionally happy.
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.
Simple things make me very happy.
Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.
Smile from your heart; nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself.
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.
Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.
Sometimes you have to park things you’re not happy with, because there are more important things to be done.
Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.
Stress and looks are directly connected as far as I am concerned. If you are happy, you look good.
Struggle teaches you a lot of things, and I am happy that I witnessed a roller coaster ride. The journey has improved me as a person and made me more mature.
Success is not defined by money or status, necessarily, but by how many people you’ve impacted and how fulfilled you feel with your decisions. If you can garner all of these things, then more power and success to you, but all in all, you must feel happy and satisfied with what you personally have put out into the world.
Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
A. E. Housman
The air of the English is down-to-earth. They care about details; there’s a tradition, but there’s also a counter-culture: the younger generation versus the older generation and so on. But then that’s well blended into a happy balance and crystallised into common sense.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.
The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.
Queen Elizabeth II
The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
The grass is always greener on the other side – until you get there and see it’s AstroTurf. Symbols are never reality. Someone might have amassed material success and fame, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy. So, don’t go judging a person’s life by the cover.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The most important part are the fans, that people going home are happy. It’s their time off, and you should give them something to enjoy.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.
The most important thing is to snack on things that are filled with real food and nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energised and happy.
The music of ABBA is not that happy. It might sound happy, in some strange way, but deep within, it’s not happy music. It has that Nordic melancholic feeling to it. What fools you is the girls’ voices. You know, I do think that is one of the secrets about ABBA. Even when we were really quite sad, we always sounded jubilant.
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.
The only way you gain mental toughness is to do things you’re not happy doing. If you continue doing things that you’re satisfied and make you happy, you’re not getting stronger. You’re staying where you’re at. Either you’re getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne
The time you are happy to sit on the bench, is the time you should retire in my opinion.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.
There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.
There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
There are some things that you can fulfil with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy. It is the small things that make life good.
There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal.
There is a lot to be learnt, and I am always dissatisfied. I am happy but not content.
There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully.
There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.
There is never going to be an end point. But definitely, I am happy to complete a certain part of my journey, and that’s something I want to celebrate.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
There’s not enough money in the world to get me singing ‘Because We Want To’ again. I wouldn’t do it. I think Beyonce Knowles got a couple of million for a private show but I would be happy to turn it down.
There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.
There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.
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.
They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it’s nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that’s happiness.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you’re truly wireless.
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: ‘May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.’ Repeat this until you actually mean it.
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P. T. Barnum
To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful.
To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’
Viktor E. Frankl
Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Lawrence G. Lovasik
Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.
We are aware that globalization doesn’t mean global friendship but global competition and, therefore, conflict. That doesn’t mean we will all destroy each other, but it is no happy global village, either.
We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be.
We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Walter Savage Landor
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Barbara De Angelis
We shall not be happy unless we live like good animals, unless we enjoy the exercise of the ordinary functions of life: eating, sleeping, loving, walking, running, swimming, riding, sailing.
Wellness is associated with happiness. When you’re happy, you’re feeling good in your mind and body. That ties into being healthy, eating well, and exercising regularly. It also ties into being excited about things – like getting up in the morning and having a healthy breakfast.
We’re all making decisions to make ourselves happy and our families happy. That doesn’t take away what we’ve done together and the special bond that we created and the special bond that we have and just all the memories that we had together. That will never change. As you move forward, you appreciate those moments and keep going forward.
We’re constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.
What I’ve never understood is why some women use plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive to men. The most beautiful woman is someone who’s happy and is always smiling.
What you feel inside reflects on your face. So be happy and positive all the time.
When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.
When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identity tends to get locked in during adolescence.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.
When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.
When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.
When I started wearing makeup, my parents….. were like, ‘You’re absolutely not wearing it out of the house.’ At first, I thought they were not happy with me wearing it, but later on, I realized it was out of fear of me getting bullied and ridiculed in school.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
When the kids are laughing in the audience, I tear up, I’m so happy I did a nice thing.
When you hit a groove, it’s not you; it’s the spirit world. The spirits whisper the ideas in your brain and prod you along. They’re the ones that are really happy.
When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.
When you work hard, you are not going to be happy the whole time, you are going to have frustration, bad times in life.
When your primary function is to be happy, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness is your true manifestation.
When you’re happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness – and that’s a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.
Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them.
You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.
You can be happy where you are.
You can be right or you can be happy.
You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.
You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel.
You can’t please everyone. There’s always going to be someone disappointed, so you might as well make yourself happy and Be You.
You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.
You need emotional intelligence; to be happy to take risks; to be competitive and to look forward not backwards.
You never know what the future holds, so I am just enjoying being happy, healthy, and having my wonderful husband by my side.
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.
Your employees come first. And if you treat your employees right, guess what? Your customers come back, and that makes your shareholders happy. Start with employees and the rest follows from that.
Your life is meant for you to understand and process, not to make anyone else happy.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
You’ve got to make yourself happy. I’m a happy person naturally.
In conclusion, it is clear that being happy is an important part of life and it is something that everyone should strive for. Happiness can be found in simple moments, in small acts of kindness, and in moments of self-reflection. Quotes about being happy can provide insight and inspiration to help us on our journey to finding happiness. From encouraging us to be present and to appreciate the beauty of life, to reminding us to be kind to ourselves and to those around us, these quotes are a reminder that happiness is within our reach.