75 Choose Happiness Quotes To Make You Smile And Brighten Your Life

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Here is a collection of 75 choose happiness quotes to brighten up your day.

Happiness Quotes

1.     “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Charles M. Schulz

2.     “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” ~George Burns

3.     “Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.” ~John Lubbock

4.     “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” ~William James

5.     “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

6.     “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

7.     “As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.” ~Andrew Delbanco

8.     “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

9.     “True happiness is – to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

10.  “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” ~Dr. Idel Dreimer

Quotes About Happiness

11.  “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

12.  “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” ~Douglas Jerrold

13.  “Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.” ~J.M. Reinoso

14.  “Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” ~David C. Hill

15.  “All happiness depends on courage and work.” ~Honoré de Balzac

16.  “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” ~Buddha

17.  “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer

18.  “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness, and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” ~Dale Carnegie

19.  “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” ~Doug Larson

20.  “In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.” ~Marla Gibbs

Choose Happiness Quotes

21.  “Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” ~Norman Bradburn

22.  “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” ~Baruch Spinoza

23.  “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” ~E.L. Konigsburg

24.  “Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” ~C. JoyBell C.

25.  “Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.” ~Helen Keller

26.  “The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage.” ~Carrie Jones

27.  “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~Helen Keller

28.  “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” ~William Feather

29.  “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” ~Epictetus

30.  “Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” ~Divyanka Tripathi

Short Happiness Quotes

31.  “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” ~Lady Blessington

32.  “Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.” ~Albert Camus

33.  “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” ~Mandy Hale

34.  “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo

35.  “It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.” ~Edgar Allan Poe

36.  “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” ~Robert Frost

37.  “The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” ~V.S. Pritchett

38.  “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” ~James M. Barrie

39.  “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” ~Maxim Gorky

40.  “Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.” ~Richard Bach

Happiness Quotes About Life

41.  “The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” ~William Morris

42.  “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

43.  “Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” ~Iris Murdoch

44.  “The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.” ~Joseph Roux

45.  “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” ~Bernard de Fontenelle

46.  “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” ~J. Petit Senn

47.  “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ~Seneca

48.  “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius

49.  “It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.” ~Richard Branson

50.  “The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.” ~Erasmus

Quotes About Happiness And Love

51.  “Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” ~Hazelmarie Elliott

52.  “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” ~Mark Twain

53.  “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

54.  “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama XIV

55.  “I think and think and think. I have thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer

56.  “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~Aristotle

57.  “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.” ~Dale Carnegie

58.  “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” ~Bertrand Russell

59.  “If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.” ~Bertrand Russell

60.  “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” ~Ingrid Bergman

Finding Happiness Quotes

61.  “Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.” ~Leo Tolstoy

62.  “Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” ~Finnnish Proverb

63.  “A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

64.  “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ~Orhan Pamuk

65.  “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” ~William James

66.  “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

67.  “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” ~Immanuel Kant

68.  “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~Andy Rooney

69.  “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” ~Walt Disney

70.  “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ~Michael J. Fox

True Happiness Quotes

71.  “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ~Aristotle

72.  “Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

73.  “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” ~Freya Stark

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

75.  “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” ~George Bernard Shaw

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