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MY FAVORITE QUOTES ON HAPPINESS
AND INNER PEACE

( Part 3 / 3 )

compiled by TRÚC HUY
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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
    ~.~ Charles Langbridge Morgan

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
    ~.~ Helen Keller

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.
    ~.~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
    ~.~ Mark Twain

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
    ~.~ Germaine Greer

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
    ~.~ Eudora Welty

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

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
    ~.~ Bertrand Russell

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

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.”
    ~.~ William Lyon Phelps

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions,—the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasant thought and feeling.
    ~.~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
    ~.~ Ernest Dimnet

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.
    ~.~ Marcus Aurelius

The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
    ~.~ R. J. Baughan

The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
    ~.~ Publilius Syrus

The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
    ~.~ Lucian

The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
    ~.~ Theodosia Garrison

The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
    ~.~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
    ~.~ Ben Stein

The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.
    ~.~ Richard Rohr

The joy that isn't shared dies young.
    ~.~ Anne Sexton

The key to happiness is to get the spirit and keep it.
    ~.~ Marion G. Romney

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
    ~.~ Anton Chekhov

The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.
    ~.~ Lionel Barrymore

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
    ~.~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
    ~.~ The 14th Dalai Lama

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
    ~.~ C. P. Snow

The really happy man never laughs - seldom - though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, ... and the happy are not over strung.
    ~.~ Prof. F. A. P. Aveling

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.
    ~.~ Sir James Jeans

The road to daily happiness is not hard to find , it's what we do for others that brings us peace of mind.
    ~.~ Author Unknown

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
    ~.~ George Bernard Shaw

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
    ~.~ Lin Yutang

The secret of happiness and prosperity in this world, as in the world to come, lies in thinking of the welfare of others first, and not taking one's self too seriously.
    ~.~ J. Kindleberger

The secret of happiness is something to do.
    ~.~ John Burroughs

The 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.
    ~.~ Bertrand Russell

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
    ~.~ F. H. Bradley

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
    ~.~ Buddha

The supreme happiness of live is the conviction that we are loved.
    ~.~ Victor Hugo

The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.
    ~.~ Smiley Blanton

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
    ~.~ Smiley Blanton

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
    ~.~ Robert Ingersoll

The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find.
    ~.~ Louis Binstock

There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.
    ~.~ Anonymous

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
    ~.~ Mark Twain

There are seeds of happiness in every soul. Our mental attitude and dispositions constitute the environment in which these seeds germinate.
    ~.~ David O. McKay

There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means — either will do — the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest.
    ~.~ Benjamin Franklin

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
    ~.~ Freya Stark

There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.
    ~.~ Yoga Vasishtha

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
    ~.~ Charles Caleb Colton

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
    ~.~ Edith Wharton

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.
    ~.~ Gerald Jampolsky

To accept ourselves as who we are and allow love into our lives, and to commit to being who we truly are, is the beginning of true happiness.
    ~.~ Anonymous

To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.
    ~.~ Vimalia Mcclure

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
    ~.~ Bertrand Russell

To bear pain without letting it spoil your happiness is true valor.
    ~.~ Anonymous

Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.
    ~.~ Anne De Lenclos

To fill the hour; that is happiness to fill the hour, and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval.
    ~.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To find happiness, it is not quite difficult thing. It is just enough to distinguish the blue of the sky from the pink of peach flowers which are opening out.” (translation by Truc Huy)
    ~.~ Che Lan Vien

To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
    ~.~ Lord Byron

To live we must conquer incessantly; we must have the courage to be happy.
    ~.~ Henri Frederic Amiel

To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
    ~.~ Samuel Johnson

To the right, books; to the left, a tea cup. In front of me, the fireplace; behind me the post. There is no greater happiness than this.
    ~.~ Teiga

True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
    ~.~ Joseph Addison

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.
    ~.~ Henry James

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
    ~.~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
    ~.~ John W. Gardner

Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
    ~.~ Don Herold

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
    ~.~ Albert Schweitzer

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
    ~.~ Doris Mortman

Very little is needed to make life happy. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
    ~.~ Marcus Aurelius

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
    ~.~ John Mason Brown

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
    ~.~ Anne Frank

We all want to be happy and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeable true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
    ~.~ William Boyd

We are as happy as we believe ourselves to be.
    ~.~ Anonymous

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
    ~.~ Samuel Johnson

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
    ~.~ La Rochefoucauld

We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.
    ~.~ La Rochefoucauld

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
    ~.~ Kahlil Gibran

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.”
    ~.~ Frederick Koenig

We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
    ~.~ Marcus T. Cicero

What is given by the gods more desirable than the fortunate hour?
    ~.~ Catullus

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?
    ~.~ Richard Owen Cambridge

What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
    ~.~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
    ~.~ French Proverb

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
    ~.~ Sigmund Freud

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
    ~.~ Anonymous

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

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
    ~.~ Edward Frederic Benson

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
    ~.~ Albert Camus

When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
    ~.~ Albert Camus

When you produce peace and happiness in yourself, you begin to realize peace for the whole world. With the smile that you produce in yourself, with the conscious breathing you establish within yourself, you begin to work for peace in the world.
    ~.~ Thich Nhat Hanh

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?
    ~.~ Tony Campolo

Wherever you go, go with all your heart
    ~.~ Confucius

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
    ~.~ Epictetus

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
    ~.~ Anne Frank

You can complain because roses have have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
    ~.~ Ziggy

You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
    ~.~ George Bernard Shaw

You smile because you are happy You smile because it is fun When you want to cry you should smile.
    ~.~ Japanese Proverb

Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow only a vision, but today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
    ~.~ Kalidasa




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