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Happiness Quotes


“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”
- Sydney J. Harris


“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
- Buddha


"Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things."
- Maxime Lagacé


“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
- Aristotle


“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 year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
- Chinese Proverb


"Happiness is a state where nothing is missing."
- Naval Ravikant 


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“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


“Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
- Stacey Charter


"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
- Marcus Aurelius


“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
- Chuck Palahniuk


“Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”
– Benjamin Franklin


“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


"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." 
- Joseph Addison 


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

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