by Barbara Jean



Happiness Quotations
 
"A Happy Heart Makes its own Song"

Happiness Quotes:

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      Inspirational Quotations offers a selection of happiness quotes with insights
into the nature and attainment of happiness. Happiness is our highest well-being.
It is peace and gentleness and lightheartedness. It is being thankful for all the
little special things which happen around us and to us every day. To be happy
is to be able to get a perspective when things look dark and you start to lose
hope. Happiness is looking for the gifts, which are always there, even when they
seem hidden.

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If you find some happiness inside yourself, you'll start finding
      it in lot of other places, too.
 
                                                                             - Gladiola Montana
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There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy 
      everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go.
 
                                                                             - Faber
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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in 
      liking what one does.
   
                                                                                 - James M. Barrie
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Be unselfish.  That is the first and final commandment for those
    who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. 

If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are
   choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion
   through thought of others."
   
                                                                                 - George Eliot
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An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward
    coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward
    that went with it.
                                                                                - Maurice Masterlinck
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If you have just a little fun today, it's a sign that maybe the future
    will hold even more fun for you. Fun isn't just fun - it's hope.
                                                                                    - Linda Richman
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The miserable man is unhappy every day; but the cheerful man
    enjoys a constant feast.

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you
    want to be happy, practice compassion!

                                                                                        - Mary Stewbeck
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The first recipe of happiness - avoid too lengthy meditations on
    the past.

                                                                                    - Andre Maurois
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That is happiness - to be dissolved into something complete
    and great.
                                                                                        - Willa Cather
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The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings,
    the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more
    we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
                                                                            - Ezra Taft Benson
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If I feel depressed, I go to work. Work is always an antidote to
    depression.
                                                                            - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Happiness is the best medicine.

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Life is a matter of passing the time enjoyably. There may be other
    things in life, but I've been too busy passing my time enjoyably
    to think very deeply about them.
                                                                                      - Peter Cook
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Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have
    made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.
                                                                                   - Charles Wiley
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When you finally allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it,
    you will find you dance with everything.
                                                                                        - Emanuel
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Open your arms and welcome the joy of today!

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
                                                                                    - E E. Cummings
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Don't waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes - run
    to the next window - or break down a door.

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True happiness arises in the first place from enjoyment of oneself.
                                                                           - Joseph Addition
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The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware - joyously,
    drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
                                                                                                - Henry Miller
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To be happy, do not add to your possessions, but subtract from
    your desires.

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Live with your whole being all the days of your life. Your reward will
    be true happiness.
                                                                                  - Rebecca Thomas Shane
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Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind and fills it with
    a steady and perpetual serenity.
                                                                                           - Joseph Addison
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To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating
    happiness.
                                                                                       - Malcolm Forbes
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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do,
    but in liking what one has to do.
                                                                                    - James Barrie
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Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
                                                                     - Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Cultivate caring and generosity. Happiness is the natural state of
    a loving heart.

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The real joy of life is in its play. Play is anything we do for the joy and
    love of doing it, apart from any profit, compulsion, or sense of duty.
    It is the real joy of living.
                                                                             - Walter Rauschbusch
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Perceive and rejoice that life is abundant, that beauty and goodness
    are amply available . . . that your happiness is in your hands.
                                                                                         - Paul Hodges
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To love others makes us happy.

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Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a
    heart full of love.
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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not
    that we seize them, but they seize us.
                                                                               - Ashley Montagu
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Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget
    about it.
                                                                                     - James Prevert
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Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that
    everything changes. Today's good fortune may vanish tomorrow,
    today's crises may turn out to be tomorrow's good fortune.

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To pursue joy is to lose it. The only way to get it is to follow steadily
    the path of duty, without thinking of joy, and then, like sheep, it
    comes most surely, unsought.
                                                                                 - A. Marc Lauren
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Happiness does not consist in things, but in the relish we have of
    them.
                                                                       - Francois duc de la Rochefoucald
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Once a happy thought gets started, you can't help but feel
    warm-hearted.

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To be happy with simple pleasures is no simple matter.

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You cannot be thankful and unhappy at the same time.

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You don't have to know how to sing, it's feeling as though you want
    to that makes the day happy and successful.
                                                                                        - Monica Crane
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What a wonderful life I've had. I only wish I had realized it sooner.
                                                                                        - Collette
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Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.
                                                                                 
- Francis Wilshire
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Happiness is good health and a bad memory
                                                                              
- Ingrid Bergman
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It's the little moments that make life big.

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Everyone is responsible for their own joy.

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Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

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The secret of happiness is curiosity.
                                                                              - Norman Douglas
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The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his
    blessings not his cash.

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Seize the humor of the moment.

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What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are trifles,
    to be sure, but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is
    inconceivable.

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Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh
    makes better friends with ourselves and everybody around.
                                                                          - Orison Marden
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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like a violin.

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Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive.

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The plain fact is that human beings are happy only when they are
    striving for something worthwhile.

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A certain simplicity of living is usually necessary to happiness.
                                                                                  - Henry D. Chapin
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Finding fun in simple ways makes the happiest days.

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A happy heart makes a cheerful face.
                                                                                 - Proverbs 15:13
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Always remember to forget the things that made you sad,
    but never forget to remember the things that made you glad.
                                                                        - Victor Borge

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Enjoy your life without comparing it to others.
                                                                               - Condobcet
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I am not fully dressed until I adorn myself with a smile.

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May you be truly blessed to always glitter with a radiance that shines
    from deep within you.
                                                                       - Barbara Becker Holstein
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Quotes on Happiness:

Live wholeheartedly. Be surprised!
Give thanks and praise!
Then you will discover the fullness of your life.
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Brother David Steindl Rase
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Euphoria is a blissful feeling that everything is coming up roses -
    usually the feeling that comes when everything is going your
    way and you are supremely contented with your life.

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Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine. Merriment -
    it is the sunny side of existence.
                                                                                       - Lord Bryon
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The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.

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I'm going to be happy today,
Though the skies may be cloudy and gray
No matter what may come my way
I'm going to be happy today.
                                                                             - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest
    in all the details of daily life and elevating them to an art.
                                                                            - William Morris
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The joyful people are those who are generous and kind,
The miserable people are those who are selfish & unforgiving.

The problem solvers are those whose lives are powered by faith & optimism.
The problem people are those whose lives are drained by doubts & pessimism.

The winners are those who learn to take full responsibility for their actions.
The losers are those who blame others for their failures.

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent
    of all other virtues.
                                                                                            - Cicero
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Happiness Quotations:

The voluntary path to cheerfulness, if your spontaneous
    cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully, and act and
    speak as if cheerfulness were already there.

To feel brave, act as if you were brave, use all your will to that
    end and courage will very likely replace fear.

If we act as if from some better feeling, the bad feeling soon
    folds its tent like an Arab and silently steals away.
                                                                         - William Shakespeare
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The essential difference between the unhappy, neurotic-type person
    and the happy, normal person is the difference between get and
    give.
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Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never
    cease to be entertained.
                                                                                         - John Boswell
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Happiness is like a potato salad - when shared with others -
    it's a picnic.

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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is just out of grasp.
    But if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
                                                                             - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
                                                                                        - Joseph W. Krutch
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Life can be one satisfaction after another if we let it.
                                                                                     - John Schindler
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Happiness is intrinsic. It's an internal thing. When you build it
    into yourself, no external circumstances can take it away.

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Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because
    I'm alive!  Life is a gift, and I revel in it.
                                                                                    - Tony Robbins
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      Happiness comes from counting our blessings, appreciating little things - a
flower by a stream, seagulls circling over the ocean, laughter of little children,
a call from a friend, a challenge met. The "happiness quotes" above gives us
some insights into the essence of happiness. Happiness comes from celebrating
the moment - not waiting for all our problems to be solved. Happiness comes
from cultivating a thankful heart.


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