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Happiness Quotes
Sad Quotes about Happiness

I hope you like these sad Happiness Quotes from my large collection of sad quotes and sayings about life and love.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell



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Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

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.
- Charles Kingsley

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Many 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 Keller

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
- H. L. Mencken

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank


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