“I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.”

– Sri Chinmoy

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

-Anton Chekhov

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

-Mark Twain

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

-Roy T. Bennett

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

-Mahatma Gandhi

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.”

-Buddha

“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

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”

-St. Augustine

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”

-Seneca

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

-George Sand

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

-Mother Teresa

“It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.”

-Henrik Ibsen

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat  that’s the only moral they know.”

-Dany Laferrière

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

-Andrew Carnegie

“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”

-Paulo Coelho

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”

-Wayne Dyer

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

-Jim Rohn

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

-Mary Anne Roadacher

“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”

-William Saroyan

“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”

-Samuel Johnson

“On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.”

-William R. Inge

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”

-William Feather

“I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.”

Allen J. Lefferdink

“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”

-Gustave Flaubert

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”

-Shari R. Barr

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.”

-Janet Lane

“Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.”

“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.”

“Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.”

“Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.”