Bite Sized Quotes About Happiness
Why do I like quotes about happiness? I'll tell you. Those little bite-sized bites of happiness and wisdom are like tasty treats for the mind.
You can get a mountain of wisdom from a good quote (they're that good). Besides which, rediscovering a happy quote or saying is like finding an old friend you forgot you met.
Some are pretty average, lets face it. But most leave you better than they found you. So, I reckon it's the ideal lazy way of learning. Read a line. Let it roll around in your head for a sec. Then read on. Beats reading hundreds of pages of something that could've been said in 30 seconds.
So, have a gander at these and see if they get you going. If they don't hit you as especially clever, no worries. But at least give 'em a red hot go and see what you reckon:
- “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
- “It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball
- “I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.” Audrey Hepburn
- “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” George Orwell
- “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” Epictetus
- “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” Martin Luther King Jr.
- “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx, from The Essential Groucho
- “Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind." Daphne du Maurier
- “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” Immanuel Kant
- “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” Charlotte Bronte
- “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa
- “Seven Deadly Sins
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.”
- “If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” J.R.R. Tolkien
- “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” Immanuel Kant
- “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.” Arthur Schopenhauer
- “Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.” Bertrand Russell
- “Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.” Thomas Aquinas
- “True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca