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Wise Words About Happiness

Updated: Jan 1

Here are 21 concise observations from famous people about the importance, joy, pursuit and the state of happiness.

Neon sign saying Happy

Dalai Lama​​: The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Roald Dahl​​: If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Chinese Proverb: If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

Mark Twain: The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

Marcus Aurelius: When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Charles M. Schulz: Happiness is a warm puppy.

Benjamin Franklin​: Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Emily Dickinson​​: The mere sense of living is joy enough.

John Lennon: Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears

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

Mother Teresa​: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier.

Audrey Hepburn: The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy. It’s all that matters.

Marcel Proust: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

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

Aristotle: Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Albert Einstein: A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Christian Dior: Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.

Mahatma Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Carl Jung: Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.


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