If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

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.

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.

Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

He who laughs most, learns best.

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

Happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice.

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.

Happiness is not having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

The name of happiness is but a wider termfor the unalloy’d conditions of the Pleasur of Life,attendant on all function, and not to be deny’dto th’ soul, unless forsooth in our thought of naturespiritual is by definition unnatural.

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

I have sometimes suspected that the only thing that holds no mystery is happiness, because it is its own justification.

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

Every time I sing this song, it teaches me the same lesson… happiness isn’t getting what you want, it is wanting what you’ve got.

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.