36 of the finest happiness quotes. Read, enjoy and share your favourite or add to the list in the comments section.
They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group.
Each entered the forest at a point he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path.
If there is a path it is someone else’s path and you are not on the adventure.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change
Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
George Bernard Shaw
When you stand in that sliver of space that is completely and utterly you, then will you be truly awesome, wonderful, magnificent.
It is a sad thing to look at happiness only through another’s eyes
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
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 which has opened for us.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Stephen R. Covey
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is one elementary truth – the ignorance of which kills countless splendid plans.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one, that would never otherwise have occurred, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
D. H. Lawrence
All of Man’s problems stem from his inability to sit quietly with himself
God heard us. He sent help. He sent you.
Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.
When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known
You can never learn anything that you did not already know
The person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion.
They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both.
From the Zen Buddhist Text
The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
You can’t teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them
It is only in the depths of silence that the voice of God can be heard.
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
Nothing is worth more than this day