"I'd say that I think
the most revolutionary act that you can commit in our society today is to be happy."
keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual
serenity. -- Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
what brings happiness is a mystery for most people. Some try to find it by pursuing
wealth, love, adventure and climbing the corporate ladder. Many who reach the
goals that they've convinced themselves they need to reach to be happy, however,
find themselves still searching for happiness. The conclusion that many heroes
for a better world have discovered, is that helping others to be happy is the
surest way to find happiness. -- Robert Alan Silverstein
The happiness of any society
begins with the well being of the families that live in it. – Kofi
the use of worrying? It never was worth while, So pack up your troubles
in your old kit-bag, And smile, smile, smile. -- George Asaf
way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it." -- Richard Bach.
is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." -- Mildred Barthel.
"Good nature is worth
more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor..." -- Henry
to be happy all the time: Be grateful for what you
have and do nice things for other people. Remember
you are not doing nice things for other people for
them; you are doing nice to other people because
it makes you happy.
-- Arlan Berglas
you really want to be happy, always try to do what’s right. -- Bill Blackman
way to happiness -- keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry,
live simply, expect little, give much. -- Carol Borges
peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying desires brings
pleasure. -- Joan Borysenko
may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
-- John Buchan
is the worth of anything,
But for the happiness 'twill bring?"
-- Richard Owen Cambridge.
have it easily in your power to increase the sum total
of this world's happiness now. How?
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone
who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say
today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
-- Dale Carnegie
to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than
any other venture of life. -- Carrie
who sings frightens away his ills." -- Cervantes
happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight
sweet, And left to Heaven the rest. -- John V. Cheney
contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out
of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and rare. -- G. K.
you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a
day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If
you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness
for a lifetime -- help someone else. -- Chinese proverb
happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -- the little soon forgotten
charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless
infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we
find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and
grow and move on. We change. -- Jamie
Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live
in peace and freedom.--
14th Dalai Lama
joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days." -- The Bible: Ecclesiasticus. XXX.
may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness
-- Benjamin Disraeli
cheerfulness, or a good temper -- the more it is
spent, the more of it remains."
is when what you think, what you say, and what you
do are in harmony.
falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living
and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply
his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in
is when what you think, what you say, and what you
do are in harmony.
are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
-- Kahlil Gibran
of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being
happy is doing things for other people.
- - Dick Gregory
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your
is not a destination. It is a method of life.
-- Burton Hills
supreme happiness of live is the conviction that we are
-- Victor Hugo
comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply,
to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
-- Storm Jameson
is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity
and occupation which give happiness.
hold these truths to be self-evident: that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit
freedom and happiness of man... [are] the sole objects
of all legitimate government."
commerce and security are the surest roads to the happiness
and prosperity of people."
grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in
-- Douglas Jerrold.
realized that being happy is a choice. You never
want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun
to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get
logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when
I get in trouble.
persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true
happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." -- Helen
unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be
the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. -- Helen
happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive
gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the
world without yours.... never doubt the excellence
and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great
company of those who make the barren places of life
fruitful with kindness.... Your success and happiness
lie in you.... The great enduring realities are love
and service.... Resolve to keep happy and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
of those material possessions do anything to make
your life any better.... I know a lot of people who
have a lot of everything, and they're absolutely the
most miserable people in the world. So it won't do
anything for you unless you're a happy person and
can have peace with yourself.
are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves
-- La Rochefoucauld.
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told
me that happiness was the key to life. When I
went to school, they asked me what I wanted to
be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They
told me I didn't understand the assignment and
I told them they didn't understand life."
folks are about as happy as they make their minds
up to be.”
sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full
description of a happy state in this World: he that
has these two, has little more to wish for; and
he that wants either of them, will be little the
better for anything else.
praises the most happy the one who made the most people
-- Karl Marx
accept what you are is to be content, and contentment
is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather
-- Vimalia McClure
is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it."
-- Bernard Meltzer.
Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness
is wanting and being content with what you get."
-- Bernard Meltzer
secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as
wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things
and persons that interest you be as far as possible
friendly rather than hostile.
there were in the world today any large number of people
who desired their own happiness more than they desired
the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in
a few years.
joy can equal the joy of serving others."
-- Sai Baba
a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when
it runs by.
-- Carl Sandburg
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
wish you all the joy that you can wish."
-- William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)
think service to others is the real key to winning
our own personal freedom and the road to our own
happiness, our own personal contentment and fulfillment.
deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
-- Dodie Smith
is natural wealth."
-- Socrates (c 470- 399 BC)
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
good laugh is sunshine in a house."
Joy can be real only if people look on their life
as a service, and have a definite object in life outside
themselves and their personal happiness
can take care of itself, but to get the full value
of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
is happy will make others happy, too. --Mark
The task of organizing human happiness needs the
active cooperation of man and woman. It cannot be
relegated to one half of the world.
learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness
or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
-- Martha Washington
isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's
making a great deal out of the little ones."
-- Jean Webster (1876-1916)
we think of others and do something for them, we miss
one of the greatest sources of happiness.
-- Ray Lyman Wilbur
easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism
includes not only altruism but also social responsibility,
social courage and objectivity.
-- W. Beran Wolfe
feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem
-- George E. Woodberry (1855-1930)
is attained little by little, and nevertheless is no little
-- Zeno of Elea (150-70 BC)
most important thing that you wear is the expression
on your face.
takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown...