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quote by Stefano Gabbana: To me, flowers are happiness. with background image: photo of author Stefano Gabbana with quote

To me, flowers are happiness.

--Stefano Gabbana
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. with background image: photo of author Soren Kierkegaard with quote

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

--Soren Kierkegaard
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. with background image: photo of author Soren Kierkegaard with quote

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

--Soren Kierkegaard
quote by Stephen Fry: Happiness is no respecter of persons. with background image: photo of author Stephen Fry with quote

Happiness is no respecter of persons.

--Stephen Fry
quote by Sheryl Sandberg: It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness. with background image: photo of author Sheryl Sandberg with quote

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.

--Sheryl Sandberg
quote by Selena Gomez: My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed. with background image: photo of author Selena Gomez with quote

My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.

--Selena Gomez
quote by Samuel Johnson: He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. with background image: photo of author Samuel Johnson with quote

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

--Samuel Johnson
quote by Sarah McLachlan: Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates. with background image: photo of author Sarah McLachlan with quote

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

--Sarah McLachlan


quote by Robert Harris: 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. with background image: photo of author Robert Harris with 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.

--Robert Harris
quote by Richard Dreyfuss: Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should. with background image: photo of author Richard Dreyfuss with quote

Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.

--Richard Dreyfuss

quote by Robert Louis Stevenson: The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. with background image: photo of author Robert Louis Stevenson with quote

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

--Robert Louis Stevenson
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field. with background image: photo of author Robert G. Ingersoll with quote

Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result. with background image: photo of author Robert G. Ingersoll with quote

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Robert Frost: Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Baden-Powell: The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. with background image: photo of author Robert Baden-Powell with quote

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

--Robert Baden-Powell
quote by Richard Gere: The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion. with background image: photo of author Richard Gere with quote

The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.

--Richard Gere
quote by Richard Whately: Happiness is no laughing matter. with background image: photo of author Richard Whately with quote

Happiness is no laughing matter.

--Richard Whately




quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.


quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Red Skelton: 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. with background image: photo of author Red Skelton with 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.

--Red Skelton
quote by Ranbir Kapoor: Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with. with background image: photo of author Ranbir Kapoor with quote

Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with.

--Ranbir Kapoor
quote by Oscar Levant: Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. with background image: photo of author Oscar Levant with quote

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

--Oscar Levant

quote by Ogden Nash: There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. with background image: photo of author Ogden Nash with quote

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

--Ogden Nash

quote by Plutarch: Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. with background image: photo of author Plutarch with quote

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

--Plutarch
quote by Plato: Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. with background image: photo of author Plato with quote

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.

--Plato
quote by Pierre Corneille: Happiness seems made to be shared. with background image: photo of author Pierre Corneille with quote

Happiness seems made to be shared.

--Pierre Corneille
quote by Phillips Brooks: Happiness is the natural flower of duty. with background image: photo of author Phillips Brooks with quote

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

--Phillips Brooks
quote by Pearl S. Buck: Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. with background image: photo of author Pearl S. Buck with quote

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

--Pearl S. Buck
quote by Parker J. Palmer: I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy. with background image: photo of author Parker J. Palmer with quote

I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.

--Parker J. Palmer
quote by P. J. O'Rourke: Americans are good at pursuing happiness. And the Americans who pursue happiness most diligently show that we're also good at running it down and killing it. with background image: photo of author P. J. O'Rourke with quote

Americans are good at pursuing happiness. And the Americans who pursue happiness most diligently show that we're also good at running it down and killing it.

--P.J. O'Rourke
quote by Nikos Kazantzakis: Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it. with background image: photo of author Nikos Kazantzakis with quote

Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.

--Nikos Kazantzakis
quote by Nicole Kidman: When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. with background image: photo of author Nicole Kidman with quote

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

--Nicole Kidman
quote by Nicki Minaj: My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle. with background image: photo of author Nicki Minaj with quote

My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.

--Nicki Minaj
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: 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. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with 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.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. with background image: photo of author Nathaniel Hawthorne with quote

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

--Nathaniel Hawthorne
quote by Napoleon Hill: Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. with background image: photo of author Napoleon Hill with quote

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

--Napoleon Hill


quote by Matthieu Ricard: That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel -- the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind. with background image: photo of author Matthieu Ricard with quote

That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel -- the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind.

--Matthieu Ricard
quote by Monica Ali: 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. with background image: photo of author Monica Ali with 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.

--Monica Ali
quote by Marguerite Gardiner: Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little. with background image: photo of author Marguerite Gardiner with quote

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.

--Marguerite Gardiner

quote by Maxim Gorky: Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. with background image: photo of author Maxim Gorky with quote

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

--Maxim Gorky
quote by Martin Yan: 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. with background image: photo of author Martin Yan with 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.

--Martin Yan
quote by Milton Berle: Laughter is an instant vacation. with background image: photo of author Milton Berle with quote

Laughter is an instant vacation.

--Milton Berle
quote by Michael J. Fox: I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is. with background image: photo of author Michael J. Fox with quote

I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is.

--Michael J. Fox
quote by Michael Franti: I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see. with background image: photo of author Michael Franti with quote

I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see.

--Michael Franti
quote by Max Planck: It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him. with background image: photo of author Max Planck with quote

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.

--Max Planck
quote by Martha Washington: The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances. with background image: photo of author Martha Washington with quote

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.

--Martha Washington

quote by Marina Abramovic: Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being. with background image: photo of author Marina Abramovic with quote

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.

--Marina Abramovic
quote by Marilyn Monroe: Fear is stupid. So are regrets. with background image: photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

--Marilyn Monroe
quote by Maria Montessori: One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. with background image: photo of author Maria Montessori with quote

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.

--Maria Montessori
quote by Maria Mitchell: There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. with background image: photo of author Maria Mitchell with quote

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

--Maria Mitchell
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. with background image: photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by Madame de Stael: The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action. with background image: photo of author Madame de Stael with quote

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.

--Madame de Stael
quote by Karolyn Grimes: Life continues to be difficult. It always will be because that's just life. But I am so glad I have put some happiness into the world. with background image: photo of author Karolyn Grimes with quote

Life continues to be difficult. It always will be because that's just life. But I am so glad I have put some happiness into the world.

--Karolyn Grimes

quote by Kahlil Gibran: Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Love is trembling happiness. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Love is trembling happiness.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kate Hudson: Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process. with background image: photo of author Kate Hudson with quote

Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process.

--Kate Hudson

quote by Leigh Hunt: The groundwork of all happiness is health. with background image: photo of author Leigh Hunt with quote

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

--Leigh Hunt
quote by Lydia M. Child: An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. with background image: photo of author Lydia M. Child with quote

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

--Lydia M. Child
quote by Seneca the Younger: There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. with background image: photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

--Lucius Annaeus Seneca
quote by Seneca the Younger: Where fear is, happiness is not. with background image: photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

Where fear is, happiness is not.

--Lucius Annaeus Seneca
quote by Linus Pauling: Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. with background image: photo of author Linus Pauling with quote

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

--Linus Pauling
quote by Leon Kass: If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness. with background image: photo of author Leon Kass with quote

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

--Leon Kass
quote by Leo Tolstoy: Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. with background image: photo of author Leo Tolstoy with quote

Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

--Leo Tolstoy
quote by Leo Tolstoy: If you want to be happy, be. with background image: photo of author Leo Tolstoy with quote

If you want to be happy, be.

--Leo Tolstoy

quote by John Buchan: There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. with background image: photo of author John Buchan with quote

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.

--John Buchan
quote by Joy Bryant: It feels good to know you contributed positively to another's life, to their happiness, to their survival. It gives us a sense of purpose. with background image: photo of author Joy Bryant with quote

It feels good to know you contributed positively to another's life, to their happiness, to their survival. It gives us a sense of purpose.

--Joy Bryant
quote by J. Donald Walters: The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. with background image: photo of author J. Donald Walters with quote

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.

--J. Donald Walters
quote by Joseph Franklin Rutherford: Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. with background image: photo of author Joseph Franklin Rutherford with quote

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.

--Joseph Franklin Rutherford
quote by Joseph Butler: Happiness does not consist in self-love. with background image: photo of author Joseph Butler with quote

Happiness does not consist in self-love.

--Joseph Butler

quote by Julie Christie: Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in. with background image: photo of author Julie Christie with quote

Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.

--Julie Christie
quote by Joseph Wood Krutch: Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. with background image: photo of author Joseph Wood Krutch with quote

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

--Joseph Wood Krutch

quote by Jeanne Calment: Every age has its happiness and troubles. with background image: photo of author Jeanne Calment with quote

Every age has its happiness and troubles.

--Jeanne Calment
quote by Jamie Lee Curtis: I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be. with background image: photo of author Jamie Lee Curtis with quote

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

--Jamie Lee Curtis
quote by Julian Casablancas: Desire is individual. Happiness is common. with background image: photo of author Julian Casablancas with quote

Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

--Julian Casablancas
quote by Jonathan Safran Foer: Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? with background image: photo of author Jonathan Safran Foer with quote

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?

--Jonathan Safran Foer
quote by John Barrymore: Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. with background image: photo of author John Barrymore with quote

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

--John Barrymore
quote by Jasper Carrott: Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy. with background image: photo of author Jasper Carrott with quote

Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.

--Jasper Carrott
quote by Jason Mraz: Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness. with background image: photo of author Jason Mraz with quote

Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.

--Jason Mraz
quote by James Altucher: Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are. with background image: photo of author James Altucher with quote

Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are.

--James Altucher
quote by Julia Roberts: You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. with background image: photo of author Julia Roberts with quote

You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.

--Julia Roberts
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