What makes you happy? Have you identified the things or people that make you happy? Is happiness a passing emotion? Here are some happy quotes that could answer these complex questions. If you are in "pursuit of happiness" these happy quotes can teach you a thing or two.
- William Shakespeare
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
- Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Colley Cibber
The happy have whole days,
And those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours,
And those they lose.
- George Bernard Shaw
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
- Anton Chekhov
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
- Taisen Deshimaru
If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
- Leo Tolstoy
If you want to be happy, be.
- Jean de La Bruyere
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
- Dalai Lama
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- St. Augustine
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
- Robert Anthony
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
- Edith Wharton
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
- Cynthia Nelms
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
- Robertson Davies
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.