The mind is the source of
The simplest secret of a
Love breeds love − love life and life will love you
Happiness does not depend on outward
things, but on the way we see them.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon
who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any
happiness in store for him who always doubts...
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is
all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Most people are about as happy as they make up their
minds to be.
want to be
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental
Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy.
It's only that. That's all, that's all! If anyone
finds out he'll become happy at once, that minute...
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does
not count his
joys. If he counted them up as he
ought to, he would see that every lot has enough
happiness provided for it.
You will never be happier than you
expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
There is nothing either good or bad, but
thinking makes it so.
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.
~ Groucho Marx
The secret of happiness is the
determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer
circumstances to make one happy.
J. Donald Walters
The art of being happy
lies in the power of
extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Learn to enjoy every minute of
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.
The greater part of our happiness or
misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances.
Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little.
The talent for being happy is
appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't
We either make ourselves happy or
miserable. The amount of work is the same.
world of those who are happy is different from the
world of those who
foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the
wise grows it under his feet.
~ James Oppenheim
The key to happiness is your inner freedom and
willingness to enjoy every
moment of your life...
The address of your
you want to be happy, be!
of all the beauty still left around you and be
greatness lies in being
kind, the truest
wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It is really hilarious that most of us
search for happiness through others
(relationships), work, possessions, status,
security etc... undergoing so much suffering
in the course of it. But yet it is not
there. It is our own
married, you'll understand what
happiness is. But then it will be too late.
True happiness comes from the
joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Success is not the
key to happiness. Happiness is
the key to
success. If you
love what you are doing,
you will be successful.
Happiness is knowing you've done a good
job, whether it's professional or for another person.
~ Elvis Presley
Who is the happiest of men?
He who values the merits of others, and in their
even as though t'were his own.
If you want others to
be happy, practice
you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Absolutely, God's allies will have nothing
to fear, nor will they grieve. They are those who believe and lead a
righteous life. For them happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter.
Such is God's inviolable law. This is the true triumph.
Lead the life that will make you kindly
and friendly to everyone around you, and you will be surprised what
a happy life you will lead.
you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone
Those only are happy who have their
minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the
happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art
or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself the ideal end.
Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way.
John Stuart Mill
Always leave something to wish for;
otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
Possessing material comforts in no way guarantees happiness. Only
spiritual wealth can bring true true
If a householder moulds himself
according to the circumstances just like nature moulds Herself
according to seasons and performs his
only shall he acquire happiness.
I look on that man as happy, who, when
there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is attained through fidelity to a
Hope is itself a species of
happiness, and, perhaps, the
chief happiness which this world affords.
Happiness is when what you think, what
you say, and what you do are in harmony.
is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
One can't build one's
happiness on others' grief.
you're happy for yourself, it fills you. When you're
happy for someone else, it pours over.
~ Sarah Addison
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of
balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
~ Thomas Merton
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
~ Frederick Keonig
not in the pursuit of happiness that we find
fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a
violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
all the means which wisdom acquires to ensure
happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the
most important is friendship.