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.
Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
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.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Happiness is a state of activity.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
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.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.
Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.
Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.