A great source for quotations and quotes if ever there was one...
Don't devour them all at once, though, as you should savour each self help quote about happiness and let it sink in. And you can quote me on that.
Okay, without further ado!...
Well I think that happiness is sharing a smile with a stranger!
Or happiness is having a great big happy quotes poster on your wall!
Well maybe I am not an expert when it comes to quotes on happiness, about happiness or any inspirational quotes really. So that's why I recruited some experts on happiness (and wisdom) - to let them have their say.
Of course, do let me know what you think about these happiness quotes, eh!
And, they're off!
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier."
-- Mother Teresa
"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
-- Dale Carnegie
"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."
-- Albert Clarke
(So, how to be happy: practicing gratitude!)
2017 UPDATE: How to be Happy a la sister site SMNash.com
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
-- Agatha Christie
"If you conduct yourself as though you expect to be successful and happy, you will seldom be disappointed."
-- Brian Tracy
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
-- Dale Carnegie
"The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."
-- William Wordsworth
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
-- The Dalai Lama
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
-- Anne Frank
Pause for breath. One, two,... Do you think this is the best way of finding happiness? Watching a quotes video?...
"We come into this world
crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this
world smiling while everybody around us is weeping."
-- Persian proverb
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
"Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
-- Sir Benjamin Disraeli
"Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy."
-- Napoleon Hill
"The only joy in the world is to begin."
-- Cesare Pavese
"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy."
-- Robert Anthony
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
-- Charles Kingsley
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time."
-- Edith Wharton
(I blame all those happiness surveys I do! If only they didn't keep on asking people how happy they were, we could all just get on with being happy...)
"Happiness doesn't depend on what we
have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with
little and miserable with much."
-- William Dempster Hoard
(Are you sure you want to read all of these quotes about happiness in one go. Why not learn learn all About Happiness at the All Posters website!)
"The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness."
-- Michel de Montaigne
"The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy."
-- Ben Stein
"The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is."
(Hmm, powerful stuff this being happy. Clearly!)
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for."
-- Joseph Addison
"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually."
-- Dr. Stephen Covey
"It is a sad thing to look at happiness only through another's eyes."
-- Marquerite Blessington
(Yes, this is all about the definition of happiness.)
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
-- Dale Carnegie
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved."
-- Victor Hugo
"The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy."
-- The Dalai Lama
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":