You don't ask for much, do you! Actually, there are
many that think that peace, happiness and love are related - i.e. you can't have
one without the other. Let's hope so, anyway, as that's what this page is all about:
Find a list of happiness quotes
and love quotations (occasionally with my own comments added) to help with your
Watch the amazing Marc Brousard singing Al Green's 'Love and Happiness' song - fantastic
And (hopefully!) discover 'what is happiness' whilst you're at it...
Here come the quotes, here comes the love...
and Happiness Quotations
Love and happiness - what they (and I) have to
"In life, we must not look to make ourselves happy, but
instead, we must strive to love others and our own happiness will come of their
satisfaction." -- Paul Acquasanta
"The supreme happiness
in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather,
loved in spite of ourselves." -- Victor Hugo
Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something
to hope for." -- Allan K. Chalmers
"There is only
one happiness in life, to love and be loved." -- George Sand
understand what George means here, but I'm not sure he's talking about loving
a spouse or partner, but loving a friend or a family member and especially yourself.
And life would be tough if nobody loved you, absolutely no-one - even that
sibling you argue with loves you! Hmm.)
"Happiness cannot be
traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience
of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." -- Denis
(Denis, you win my competition for favourite love & happiness
quote! I think you know you're happy when you notice the little things in life
- a bird singing, the pattern on your wallpaper, strangers having a laugh together,
etc. - and it makes you smile.
"What counts in making a happy relationship
is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."
-- Daniel Goleman
doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations.
If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the
room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years - we turn on the light
and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the
light has been turned on." -- Sharon Salzberg
(Wow, that is
quite profound, Sharon! At least to me. Controlling our capacity for love and
happiness is possible and something you can continue to do once started? Wow! What do you think?)
all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
-- Bertrand Russell
(More love and happiness comin' at ya!... )
"Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."
-- Sydney Smith
(I think someone might have copied Sydney's quote (see
above), or maybe it's the other way around? Maybe great minds do think
"Love is a condition in which the happiness of another
person is essential to your own." -- Robert Heinlein
comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others."
"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not
only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner
happiness and peace." -- Dalai Lama
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes