The pursuit of happiness requires a lot of courage. We strive for happiness in various ways: through professional and personal achievement, through love and friendship
, and also through charitable effort. But to find happiness, we must first be at peace with ourselves. We must be more forgiving of our follies and appreciative of our abilities. Here are some happiness quotes that inspire us to find happiness.
- Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
- Jacques PrÃ©vert
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
- Palmer Sondreal
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.
- E. L. Konigsburg
Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
- Marquerite Blessington
It is a sad thing to look at happiness only through another's eyes.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Norm Papernick
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
- James Openheim
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
- Albert Schweitzer
Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory.
- Bernard de Fontenelle
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
- Emily Logan Decens
Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart.
- V. S. Pritchett
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
- John Barrymore
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
- A.A. Milne
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.