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.
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
(Henry David Thoreau)
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
The mind is its own place, and in itself,
can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty an' wealth have both failed.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
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.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Happiness: We rarely feel it.
I would buy it, beg it, steal it,
Pay in coins of dripping blood
For this one transcendent good.
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.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.
(Russell Wayne Baker)
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
(Sir James M. Barrie)
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Happiness is like a cat, if you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
(William John Bennett)
When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
(Edward Frederic Benson)
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
(Barbara De Angelis)
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Happiness is a sort of action.
Happiness is activity.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.