Friday, 3 June 2011

Happiness, Being Happy Quotes

Quotes and sayings on happiness that remind us of the importance of being happy and sometimes how to be happy. Includes famous happiness quotes, like Aristotle, Sharon Salzberg, Picasso, George Orwell and much more, and also anonymous quotations.

By engaging in a delusive quest for happiness, we bring only suffering upon ourselves. In our frantic search for something to quench our thirst, we overlook the water all around us and drive ourselves into exile from our own lives.
Sharon Salzberg

Happiness is like a scooter; once you’re up and running, you can just scoot along. It’s getting up and running in the first place that’s the tricky bit.
Guy Browning

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. 

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. 
Henry David Thoreau

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a month, get married. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Chinese Proverb

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
Ramona L. Anderson

Everything exists in limited quantity - especially happiness.

Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.
Raymond Carver, Happiness

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Inspirational Quotes Everyday Being Happy Quotes,Happiness Quotes
Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness is the overcoming of not unknown obstacles toward a known goal. Anonymous 

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
Audrey Hepburn


  1. The last quote caught my attention, a wonder!
    Have a great and sunny week-end! Take care.

  2. Thanks, I like those kinds of quotes that take you through a series of 'steps'.
    Have a great weekend too, and it's so hot right now in the UK, a big heat wave, not sure how it is in Ireland, Take Care Marie!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments you left. I really appreciate it. I'm always quoting people so I enjoyed looking through your posts. Hope you don't mind if I use the odd one occasionally!!
    All The Best,
    The Truth Seekers Guide.

  4. "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it".for more you can see great quotes

  5. QualityPoint: how did you get your text to become a url in the comments section? Right now, I'm not sure about whether I will leave comments that are purely for backlinks, as I know that other bloggers do not tolerate it, your comment is currently pending.

  6. TruthSeeker's Guide: Thank you, and you're welcome. You are welcome to use a few quotes from here under Fair Use Law (categories and compilations of quotes are copyrighted)Take care!

  7. Blue Pearl and Stephen:

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like the quotes!


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