40 Quotes To Everlasting Happiness

Any want that is compulsive can never be a source of real pleasure, since anything you are compelled to want makes you a servant of that very drive. There is very little pleasure in being pushed through life. – Guy Finley

Suffering now so that you can be happy in the future makes as much sense as throwing yourself overboard so that later you can feel relief about being rescued. – Guy Finley

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. – Albert Camus

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. – Alexandre Dumas

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Allan K. Chalmers

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. – Anne Frank

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live. – Bertrand Russell

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. – Buddha

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. – Buddha

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. – C. P. Snow

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. – David Steindl-Rast

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. – Edward De Bono

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure. – Francoise De Motteville

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. – George Sand

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 been opened for us. – Helen Keller

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. – Helen Keller

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. – Horace Friess

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. – James Oppenheim

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. – John Milton

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. – Martha Washington

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mohandas K. Gandhi

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Norman Macewan

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. – Ramona L. Anderson

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. – Sophocles

Independence is happiness. – Susan b. Anthony

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. – Tenzine Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. – Thich Nhat Hanh

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great. – Willa Cather

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