I caught the happiness virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness
The Declaration of Independence only holds as a truth of the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. ~Jacques Prévert
If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer Sondreal
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. ~Robert Anthony
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. ~Edith Wharton
Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. ~E.L. Konigsburg
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. ~Robertson Davies
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~Norm Papernick
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. ~Colette
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Brown
It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. ~Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard
Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. ~Hazelmarie Elliott (“Mattie”)
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. ~St. Augustine
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931
This is my “depressed stance.” When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this. ~Charles M. Schulz
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is a form of courage. ~Holbrook Jackson
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. ~Jean de La Bruyere
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. ~Christian Nestell Bovee
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig
Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight…
~Hazelmarie “Mattie” Elliott, A Breath of Heaven
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Berke Breathed
The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. ~Albert Schweitzer
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is a direction, not a place. ~Sydney J. Harris
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama
Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington
The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. ~Bernard de Fontenelle
Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? ~Yevgeny Zamyatin
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. ~Immanuel Kant
Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. ~Johann Pestalozzi
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. ~Sigmund Freud
There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. ~Salvador Dali
The best feeling in the world is realizing that you’re perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed.
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”- Buddha
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley
It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU.
When you smile about the life you live, you end up living a life worth smiling about.
Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them again on your way back down.
Negative company will never give you a positive life. Examine what you tolerate in the long-term.
One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s OK.
The less you expect, the more pleasant life gets.