Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Happiness.

The repository contains 28 quotes in the category “Happiness.”
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People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

William Shakespeare
1564 — 1616


The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.

Woody Allen
1935 —     

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

Groucho Marx
1890 — 1977

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam Smith
1723 — 1790

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
1880 — 1968

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill
1806 — 1873

I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

George Burns
1896 — 1996

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.

Jean Brillat-Savarin
1755 — 1826

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.

Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680

Happiness is when troubles are resting.

Claude Lelouch

There is no greater reward in life than the sight of a shining smile, after a waterfall of tears, and knowing that you were in part responsible for the transition.

Andrew Post

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

Earl Bertrand Russell
1872 — 1970

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer
1875 — 1965

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.

Booth Tarkington
1869 — 1946

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is in reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young
1900 — 1969

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

The Bible

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; and then it was too late.


You’ll never see the stars if you are always looking down.


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


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