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101 Happiness Is A Choice! Quotes for You to Ponder and Share

Quote: A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. by author David Brinkley overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.


Quote: Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. by author Anne Frank overlaid on photo of person holding yellow petaled flower
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.


Quote: Your success and happiness lies in you. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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Your success and happiness lies in you.


Quote: Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. by author Alan Cohen overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.


Quote: Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations. by author Tom Brady overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
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Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.


Quote: Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. by author Pearl S. Buck overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.


Quote: If you want to be happy, be. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

If you want to be happy, be.


Quote: A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.


Quote: Life is about making your own happiness -- and living by your own rules. by author Aimee Mullins overlaid on photo of man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water
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Life is about making your own happiness -- and living by your own rules.


Quote: Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.


Quote: Happiness is a habit -- cultivate it. by author Elbert Hubbard overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
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Happiness is a habit -- cultivate it.


Quote: Happiness doesn't care how you get there. by author Ernie J. Zelinski overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
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Happiness doesn't care how you get there.


Quote: Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. by author Roy Goodman overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.


Quote: The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. by author James Oppenheim overlaid on photo of closeup photo of turned-on blue and white laptop computer
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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.


Quote: The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. by author William Morris overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
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The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.


Quote: We are all happy if we but knew it. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
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We are all happy if we but knew it.


Quote: Happiness and love are just a choice away. by author Leo Buscaglia overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
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Happiness and love are just a choice away.


Quote: Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy. by author Tia Mowry overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on ground with bonfire during daytime
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Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.


Quote: Happiness is a decision. by author Michael J. Fox overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
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Happiness is a decision.


Quote: You are the key to happiness. by author Robert Holden overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

You are the key to happiness.


Inner bliss is ultimate happiness.


Quote: Find joy in the ordinary. by author Max Lucado overlaid on photo of boy and girl playing on three tree log
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Find joy in the ordinary.


Quote: Happiness is wanting what you have. by author Tim Ferriss overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

Happiness is wanting what you have.


Quote: Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting.
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also.
To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. by author John Templeton overlaid on photo of John Templeton quote; white text on black background

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting.
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also.
To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.


Quote: Sometimes you have to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything -- whatever is bringing you down -- get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. by author Tina Turner overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

Sometimes you have to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything -- whatever is bringing you down -- get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.


Quote: A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of unknown persons standing outdoors
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A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.


Quote: You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation. by author Bette Davis overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.


Quote: Be happy, and a reason will come along. by author Robert Breault overlaid on photo of rocks on sea side at daytime
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Be happy, and a reason will come along.


Quote: Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion. by author Robert Holden overlaid on photo of dog running on beach during daytime
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Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.


Quote: Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. by author Mary Lou Retton overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
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Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.


Quote: Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy. by author Frederick Lenz overlaid on photo of black textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.


Quote: You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.


Quote: Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.


Quote: Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.


Quote: If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe. by author Joe Rogan overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.


Quote: Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. by author Mildred Barthel overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.


Quote: Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.


Quote: If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us. by author Richard Carlson overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.


Quote: Happiness is not out there, it's in you. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

Happiness is not out there, it's in you.


Quote: The constant happiness is curiosity. by author Alice Munro overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
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The constant happiness is curiosity.


Quote: In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. by author Gautama Buddha overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy lying on floor
Photo Credit: Himanshu Choudhary

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.


Quote: Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. by author Lou Holtz overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.


Quote: It's the little things in life. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

It's the little things in life.


Quote: Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of brown short coated puppy on white textile
Photo Credit: Nima Naseri

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.


Quote: Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.


Quote: Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.


Quote: Happiness is a function of accepting what is. by author Werner Erhard overlaid on photo of two hands
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Happiness is a function of accepting what is.


Quote: The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.


Quote: Happiness is a form of courage. by author Holbrook Jackson overlaid on photo of brown leaf on asphalt road
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Happiness is a form of courage.


Quote: We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement. by author David C. Hill overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.


Quote: Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
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Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.


Quote: People should find happiness in the little things, like family. by author Amanda Bynes overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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People should find happiness in the little things, like family.


Quote: Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. by author Ayn Rand overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.


Quote: The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. by author Andre Maurois overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.


Quote: As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list. by author Victoria Osteen overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.


Quote: One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life. by author Vanilla Ice overlaid on photo of Vanilla Ice quote: One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.- black text on quotes background

One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.


Quote: I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire. by author Vanessa Paradis overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
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I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.


Quote: Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not. by author Valerie Bertinelli overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.


Quote: I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. by author Wilhelm von Humboldt overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.


Quote: Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. by author William Ewart Gladstone overlaid on photo of photo of author William Ewart Gladstone with quote

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.




Quote: It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available -- more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of two boy's walking on green grass field
Photo Credit: Kevin Gent

It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available -- more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.


Quote: Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. by author Storm Jameson overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.


Quote: Happiness just doesn't happen. You have to force yourself. by author Stewart Rahr overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of six persons on top of mountain
Photo Credit: Chang Duong

Happiness just doesn't happen. You have to force yourself.


Quote: I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice. by author Steve Gleason overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice.


Quote: Happiness is a direction, not a place. by author Sydney J. Harris overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
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Happiness is a direction, not a place.


Quote: Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness. by author Robert Harris overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
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Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness.


Quote: The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. by author Robert Louis Stevenson overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
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The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.


Quote: When 'happiness' eludes us -- as, eventually, it always will -- we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again. by author Richard Rohr overlaid on photo of red moon at night
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

When 'happiness' eludes us -- as, eventually, it always will -- we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again.


Quote: If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.


Quote: Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.


Quote: Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles. by author Red Skelton overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten
Photo Credit: Tran Mau Tri Tam

Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.


Quote: Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. by author Oscar Levant overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.


Quote: Happiness is a mysterious concept. It seems to work best as futurity: at that point I will be happy, et cetera. I feel like I experience small pieces of joy day to day. by author Rachel Kushner overlaid on photo of green palm plant during daytime
Photo Credit: Prajwal Vedpathak

Happiness is a mysterious concept. It seems to work best as futurity: at that point I will be happy, et cetera. I feel like I experience small pieces of joy day to day.


Quote: You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -- and neglected -- secret to success and happiness. by author Percy Ross overlaid on photo of photo of author Percy Ross with quote

You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -- and neglected -- secret to success and happiness.


Quote: The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. by author Plato overlaid on photo of purple and blue light illustration
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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.


Quote: Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.


Quote: Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything. by author Norman Lear overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
Photo Credit: Keith Misner

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.


Quote: I don't want to get hung up on what 'people,' that nebulous mass, think about me. That's the way to unhappiness, I think. by author Monica Ali overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

I don't want to get hung up on what 'people,' that nebulous mass, think about me. That's the way to unhappiness, I think.


Quote: Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful. by author Martin Yan overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Jené Stephaniuk

Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.


Quote: Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization. by author Marquis de Sade overlaid on photo of pink and white clouds
Photo Credit: Joshua Fuller

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.


Quote: Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being. by author Marina Abramovic overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.


Quote: Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness. by author Karen Salmansohn overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.


Quote: An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. by author Lydia M. Child overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.


Quote: Where fear is, happiness is not. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

Where fear is, happiness is not.


Quote: I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it. by author Lupita Nyong'o overlaid on photo of woman standing between sunflower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Olia Nayda

I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.


Quote: What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. by author Leo Buscaglia overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
Photo Credit: Fadi Xd

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.


Quote: Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool. by author John Mason Good overlaid on photo of photo of author John Mason Good with quote

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.


Quote: Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. by author John Lubbock overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.


Quote: You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness. by author Jada Pinkett Smith overlaid on photo of photo of author Jada Pinkett Smith with quote

You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.


Quote: You can be happy where you are. by author Joel Osteen overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

You can be happy where you are.


Quote: Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. by author Joel Osteen overlaid on photo of photo of author Joel Osteen with quote

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.


Quote: Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. by author Harold S. Kushner overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.


Quote: It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness. by author Herbie Hancock overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.


Quote: Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. by author Henry Van Dyke overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Van Dyke with quote

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.


Quote: I think the happiness we find, we make. by author Helen Fisher overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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I think the happiness we find, we make.


Quote: Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.


Quote: Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul. by author George A. Smith overlaid on photo of two blue beach chairs near body of water
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Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.


Quote: Happiness lies first of all in health. by author George William Curtis overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Happiness lies first of all in health.


Quote: Happiness can exist only in acceptance. by author George Orwell overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on bench near trees duting daytime
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Happiness can exist only in acceptance.


Quote: You find happiness where you find it. by author Anna Paquin overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

You find happiness where you find it.


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