Happiness Quotes

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Happiness Quotes

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama XIV

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

Charles M. Schulz

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

Jonathan Safran Foer

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

Gabriel García Márquez

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

George Burns

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”

Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

Mark Twain

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”

W. P. Kinsella

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

Steve Maraboli

“Happiness [is] only real when shared”

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

Simon and Garfunkel

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

Bette Midler

“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

Ayn Rand

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”

Orhan Pamuk, Snow

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

Steve Maraboli

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

Steve Martin

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

Mark Twain

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

Albert Einstein

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Jorge Luis Borges

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Pablo Picasso

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Anaïs Nin

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

Dr. Seuss

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

“We read to know we’re not alone.”

William Nicholson, Shadowlands

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Charles M. Schulz

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

Woody Allen

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Oscar Wilde

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”

Paul Terry

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

Bob Marley

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

Bob Marley

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston S. Churchill

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”

Alexandre Dumas-fils

“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”

Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

“Reality continues to ruin my life.”

Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“He’s like a drug for you, Bella.”

Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

John Green, Looking for Alaska

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”

Benjamin Franklin Wade

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Ernest Hemingway

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I love mankind … it’s people I can’t stand!!”

Charles M. Schulz

“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ”

W.C. Fields

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

Mark Twain

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain

“Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

E.E. Cummings

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

C.S. Lewis

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

Veronica Roth, Divergent

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Linda Grayson

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”

Khaled Hosseini

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Mark Twain

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

Mark Twain

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Nicolas Chamfort

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”


“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”

George Orwell, 1984

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

Markus Herz

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Oscar Wilde

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?”

Terry Johnson, Insignificance

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

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