Happy Quotes Guarantee Happiness

Quotes are wise words that hold a special meaning and are passed down through the ages.

Quotes come from great philosophers, writers, artists, statesmen, heroic figures, educators, sports stars, inspirational and spiritual leaders -- and even Web Wisdom.

Quotes come from every culture in the world, and from ancient times right up to the present with current insights on the latest discoveries and self-realization practices.

Finding happiness is an ancient quest. Today, Sciences offer new answers into the meaning of life and how to assure happiness. From quotes you will find many insights into how to be happy.

How important is happiness? What is happiness anyway? How do you find happiness? What do others have to do with it? What blocks happiness? Is happiness physical or spiritual? What are the shortcuts to happiness? What guarantees a happy life?

"Most people are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be."

Abraham Lincoln

"Optimist: Person who travels on nothing
from nowhere to happiness."

Mark Twain

"Happiness comes when your
work and words are of
benefit to yourself and others."


"The foolish man seeks
happiness in the distance;
the wise man grows it under his feet."

James Openheim

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

Albert Schweitzer

The amount of happiness that you have
depends on the amount of
freedom you have in your heart."

Thich Nhat Hanh

is as a butterfly which,
when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp,
but which if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

How important is a Happy Life?

Happiness makes life worth living.

Everything that everyone does is because they think it will make them feel better. Feeling good is a natural inclination that all people share. We naturally avoid pain and seek pleasure. Seeking happiness is a common bond between everyone. Nothing is more important to your metal health than good relationships with others.

For many their happiest relationships are with animals or nature. Wherever happiness is found – there is your heart and your values too.

“The purpose of life
is to be happy.”

Dali Lama

“Happiness is the meaning
and the purpose of life,
the whole aim and end
of human existence.”


“Until you are happy
with who you are,
you will never be happy
with what you have.”

Zig Ziglar

“What everyone wants from
life is continuous and
genuine happiness.”

Baruch Spinoza

“My life has no purpose,
no direction, no aim,
no meaning, and yet I’m happy.

I can’t figure it out.

What am I doing right?”

Charles Schulz

Do you see similarities or differences?

If you enjoy the similarities you see in life – you will be happy.

If you enjoy the difference you see in life…and appreciate the uniqueness of yourself and others – you find happiness.

If you see yourself or others as inadequate or not fitting in – you feel unhappy.

How you view life is your choice. Why not make a happy choice?

“Happiness is a conscious choice,
not an automatic response.”

Mildred Barthel

“Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.”

Wayne Dyer

“Some cause happiness
wherever they go;
others whenever they go.”

Oscar Wilde

“People take different roads
seeking fulfillment and happiness.

Just because they’re not on your road
doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

Dalai Lama

“Remember that happiness
is a way of travel,
not a destination.”

Roy Goodman

“It is not easy
to find happiness
in ourselves, and
it is not possible to
find it elsewhere.”

Agnes Repplier

“The essence of philosophy —
man should so live that his happiness
shall depend as little as possible
on external things.”


Choose To Be Happy

Make room for happiness - Make happy choices

People complain about being unhappy all the time. Who is responsible for your unhappiness? No one. Your choices determine your happiness: Happiness comes to those who choose to look for and find a happy outlook. There is always an opening to a brighter world: Find it and break through.

“Cheerfulness in most cheerful people,
is the rich and satisfying result
of strenuous discipline.”

Edwin Percy Whipple

“If you want to be happy, BE.”

Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Being happy is something
you have to learn.
I often surprise myself
by saying- “Wow, this is it.

I guess I’m happy.

I got a home I love.
A career that I love.
I’m even feeling
more and more at
peace with myself.”

If there’s something else
to happiness, let me know.
I’m ambitious for that, too.”

Harrison Ford

“To fall in love with yourself
is the first secret to happiness.”

Robert Morely

“What can I do with my happiness?

How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it
where I may never lose it?

I want to kneel as it falls over me like
rain, gather it up with lace and silk,
and press it over myself again.”

Anaïs Nin

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy,
without a reason in the world.

Then you can love,
and do what you will.”

Dan Millman

Open Yourself to Happiness

Like a flower in bloom, the feeling of happiness opens you to a whole new world of possibilities. Leave no room for negatives and focus on what lies ahead. You will be surprised at the things that you are capable of doing when you are happy!

“Happiness is excitement that
has found a settling down place.

But there is always a little
corner that keeps flapping around.”

E.L. Konigsburg

“What we call the secret of happiness
is no more a secret than our
willingness to choose life.”

Leo Buscaglia

“There are two ways of being happy:
We must either diminish our wants or
augment our means — either may do –
the result is the same and
it is for each man to decide
for himself and to do that
which happens to be easier.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Most people ask for
happiness on condition.

Happiness can only be felt
if you don’t set any condition.”

Arthur Rubinstein

“Happiness often sneaks in
through a door
you didn’t know you left open.”

John Barrymore

“Being happy is our
natural state of mind
that’s why we say we’re
head over heels
when we’re happy.”

Mohtasham Usmani

“Now and then
it’s good to pause in
our pursuit of happiness
and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

Happiness is Contagious!

One smile, one laugh - and everyone is infected

Have you ever felt so happy that you could not sit still, breathe normally and contain it all inside you? A feeling you just have to share with someone else? You have the symptoms of happiness alright! Watch out, it spreads fast and others might catch it!

“Happiness is contagious…
when you reflect happiness,
then all others around
you catch the happy
bug and are happy, too.”

Jennifer Leese

“Sometimes it’s hard to avoid
the happiness of others.”

David Assael

“Thousands of candles can be
lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the candle
will not be shortened.

Happiness never decreases
by being shared.”


“Happiness is like a kiss.
You must share it to enjoy it.”

Bernard Meltzer

“Happiness quite unshared can
scarcely be called happiness;
it has no taste.”

Emily Bronté

“All who would win joy
must share it;
happiness was born
a twin.”

Lord Byron

“Those who bring sunshine
into the lives of others cannot
keep it from themselves.”

James M. Barrie

“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse.
I suspect people of plotting
to make me happy.”

J. D. Salinger

“Who is the happiest of men?
He who values the merits of others,
and in their pleasure takes joy,
even as though ’twere his own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Finding Happiness Is Like Finding Sunshine

The sun is always shinning - someplace!

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” George Santayana

“Simplicity is the essence
of happiness.”

Cedric Bledsoe

“Happiness is man’s greatest aim in life.
Tranquility and rationality are the
cornerstones of happiness.”


“Happy people plan actions,
they don’t plan results.”

Dennis Waitley

“Money doesn’t always
bring happiness. People with
ten million dollars are
no happier than people
with nine million dollars.”

Hobart Brown

“We are seldom happy
with what we now have,
but would go to pieces
if we lost any part of it.”

Mignon McLaughlin

What IS happiness?

Happiness is living life in your own way and on your own terms

Happiness is not confined in just one word. It is a thousand things – and more. Like the sunlight, it finds its way between the tiniest holes and gaps only to burst into a thousand rays that keeps the heart aglow.

“The rays of happiness,
like those of light,
are colorless
when unbroken.”

Henry W. Longfellow

“Happiness is your natural state
when you suddenly recognize
how good life really IS.”

Cheryl Janecky

“Rainbow Happiness is not
in our circumstances,
but in ourselves.

It is not something we see,
like a rainbow, or feel,
like the heat of a fire.

Happiness is
something we are.”

John B. Sheerin

“One thing is sure.

You can’t have darkness
and light in the same place
at the same time.

The cure for a gloomy
outlook is a Lighted mind.”

A. P. Gouthey

“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 take things
as they come along with
patience and equanimity.”

Carl Jung

“Happiness is a direction,
not a place.”

Sydney J. Harris

“Happiness comes of the
capacity to feel deeply,
to enjoy simply,
to think freely,
to risk life,
to be needed.”

Storm Jameson


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Paying Attention to Happy Choices

Accepting and embracing happiness

Life is your mirror and what you see outside of you is but a reflection of what is inside. Notice what you see and make new choices. Very soon you will see more happy outcomes.

Do you hold back when you start to feel happy? Some people feel guilty and think they don’t deserve to be happy. Focus on the feeling and pay attention to how you respond to that feeling. Observe every detail. If you truly pay attention to it, you will be surprised at your own reaction – laughing, giggling, excited gestures – that’s happiness kicking in.

“You can have whatever
you want in life
if you’re willing –
to pay attention.”

Taneo Sands Kumuli

“The capacity for delight
is the gift of
paying attention.”

Julia Cameron

“Happiness consists not
in having, but of being,
not of possessing,
but of enjoying.

It is the warm glow of a
heart at peace
with itself.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“I think the one
lesson I have learned
is that there is
no substitute for paying

Diane Sawyer

“There is only one
way to happiness,and
that is to cease
worrying things which are
beyond the power of
our will.”


“There can be no happiness
if the things we believe
in are different from the
things we do.”

Freya Stark

Happiness is Loving, Playful and Fun

Embrace your sources of love, light and happiness!

Happiness that is shared is real happiness. If you take time to make other people happy, you can’t help feeling happy yourself. Animals, nature and activities are a good source of happiness.

“Happiness is like a perfume,
you can’t spread it around
without pouring a few
drops on yourself.”

James Van Der Zee

“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

is a warm puppy.”

Charles Schulz

“Animals are reliable, many full of love,
true in their affections, predictable
in their actions, grateful and loyal.
Difficult standards for people
to live up to.”

Alfred A. Montapert

“The greatness of a nation
and its moral progress
can be judged by the way
its animals are treated.”


“Be happy when alone.

Let happiness be your quality.

And when you move from aloneness
into involvement, into communication,
relationship, carry that quality of happiness
which was in loneliness – carry that.”


Everyone - Everywhere - Seeks To Be Happy

“When I meet people from other cultures
I know that they too want happiness
and do not want suffering,
this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.”

Dalai Lama

“Joy has nothing to do with material things,
or with man’s outward circumstance…A man
living in the lap of luxury can be
wretched, and a man in the depths of
poverty can overflow with joy.”

William Barclay

Happiness Is Found Within You

The love you feel for others is IN you, not out in the world

Happiness is the gift you give yourself and the gift you share with others.

“Celebrate the happiness
that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!”

Amanda Bradley

“Happiness cannot come from without.

It must come from within.

It is not what we see and touch
or that which others do for us
which makes us happy;
it is that which we think and feel and do,
first for the other fellow
and then for ourselves.”

Helen Keller

“It only takes one joy to lift a
spirit…and blessed be
the person who will give it.”

Amanda Bradley

“True happiness arises, in the first place,
from the enjoyment of one’s self,
and in the next, from the friendship
and conversation of a few select companions.”

Joseph Addison

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning
for a friendship, and it is far the
best ending for one.”

Oscar Wilde

“The most I can do for my friend
is simply to be his friend.

I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him,
he will want no other reward.

Is not friendship divine in this?”

Henry David Thoreau

“Celebrate the happiness that
friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!”

Amanda Bradley

“Friends are needed
both for joy and for sorrow.”

Samuel Paterson

“In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter, and
sharing of pleasures.”

Kahil Gibran

“The happiness of life
is made up of minute fractions.

The little soon forgotten
charities of a kiss or a
smile, a kind look, a heartfelt
compliment, countless infinitesimals
of pleasure and genial feelings.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Your Attitudes Determine Your Happiness

Choices set your happiness in motion - or not

Do you feel extremely happy one day and extremely sad the next? This drastic shift of emotions has a lot to do with your attitude. Your attitude towards life, to the people around, with your relationships, etc. affects the level of happiness that you feel.

“Happiness is an attitude.
We either make ourselves
miserable, or happy and
strong. The amount of
work is the same.”

Francesca Reigler

“Attitudes are contagious.
Are yours worth catching?”

Dennis and Wendy Mannering

“Attitude is a little
thing that makes a
big difference.”

Winston Churchill

“The basic thing is that everyone
wants happiness,
no one wants suffering.

And happiness mainly comes
from our own attitude,
rather than from external factors.

If your own mental attitude
is correct, even if you remain
in a hostile atmosphere,
you feel happy.”

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

“Happiness is an attitude
of mind, born of the simple
determination to be happy
under all outward circumstances.”

J. Donald Walters

“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

What Stops Your Natural Happy State?

It's not what happens but how you respond to life.

Life just happens and both good and bad happen to everyone. Even saints have bad days. It is not what happens that determines your fate or outcome – but how you respond to your life. You determine your own happiness through the choices you make.

“Stress is the trash
of modern life -
we all generate it
but if you don’t
dispose of it properly,
it will pile up and
overtake your life.”

Danzae Pace

“We all have the ability
to determine our happiness
hour-by-hour and day-by-day,
through our thoughts
and actions.

And our happiness
relates to how much
stress we experience.

When a person is happy
and has a good
outlook on life,
their stress levels
are lower.”

Catherine Pulsifer

Stress and Fear Block Happiness

“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good
we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”

William Shakespeare

Of all the liars in the world,
sometimes the worst
are your fears.”

Rudyard Kipling

Most learn what to fear in childhood and soon it becomes a habit that just takes over. Most of what you learned to fear is no longer true. The fear is not out in life: it is inside you. Take the risk to look for and find the fear. Only when you stop responding to the fear can you make happy choices.

The first step is releasing stress and tension.

“How much pain
they have cost us,
the evils which
have never happened.”

Thomas Jefferson

When stress is all that your physical body is feeling, feeling happy is impossible. Stress prepares you to run or fight. Stress makes it increasingly hard for you to find pleasure in doing things. Eliminating stress makes room for positive emotions to sneak in and flourish — starting with happiness.

Are you afraid to be happy? Some people are afraid it won’t last or won’t happen. Fear handcuffs happiness. Let go of your fears. Only when you are able to let go of your fears can you truly be happy.

“Where the fear is,
happiness is not.”


“We love to the
degree we’re happy.

While we are unhappy
and attending to our fears,
we are not loving.

The self is always crying out
for acceptance.

When we deny it that acceptance,
things get hairy.

Our attention gets sucked into
a void inside ourselves,
leaving nothing left to
give to another.”

Jennifer Hautman

“Happiness is a form of courage.”

-Holbrook Jackson

“If fear alters behavior,
you’re already defeated.”

Brenda Hammond

“Too many of us are not
living our dreams because
we are living our fears.”

Les Brown

There is ONLY One Way to Guarantee A Happy Life.

Learn methods to relieve stress and stop fear

So you have been trying to achieve happiness but never quite get there. What could be the culprit behind it? One word: stress.

“A positive attitude toward life
may help ward off sicknesses.

Relaxed, happy people are
less prone to catch colds than
unhappy, anxious people.”

Dr. Sheldon Cohen

Stress is an underlying factor to many physical illnesses AND emotional meltdowns.

Lean methods to quickly stop stress and fearful reactions and you’ll find that happiness is just around the corner.

Life is stressful and there is not going to be an end to tension and difficult situations. Learn to relieve stress with the new energy methods and assure a happy future. Once you know a method to stop anxiety you are free.

There are three new methods to choose from and a comparison and review is available a little further down. EFT or the Emotional Freedom Technique has been used successfully over 40 years. It is a simple tapping method on acupuncture points to relieve stress.

Does it work? It has for millions and is now being used to build new lives for those suffering from PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – including military veterans. The information is free to begin. Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose but your stress.

“EFT® has helped my clients
deal successfully with addictions,
grief, fears, phobias,
performance issues,
self-image and stress.”

Dr. Catherine Saltzman

Stress Relief Fact: You are your own source of healing and stress relief!

“Some day the medical profession
will wake up and realize that
unresolved emotional issues are the
main cause of 85% of all illnesses.

When they do, EFT will be one of their
primary healing tools – as it is for me.”

Eric Robins, MD

How to Live A Happy Life

Blast Out Stress and Fear With PSTEC

Don’t waste precious “happiness” hoping for a change. Get help now. Old fears and habits from your past are roadblocks to a happy life. They are in your mind and it is possible to erase them with the new free audio track from PSTEC.

When fear and stress run your life, you are stuck and all your goals and dreams are stuck with you. How can you eliminate fear and stress and steer back to the direction where you want your life to go?

Percussive Suggestion Technique or PSTEC is a simple process to blast through emotional barriers in as short as 11 minutes!

If you choose to do this, you can say goodbye to fear and stress – for good – and embrace happiness! The basic audio tracks are FREE to download. Start today.

“PSTEC is a unique 11 minute audio track
that can be played to anyone–
It is a very efficient neutralizer
of any problem feelings or emotions.”

Tim Phizackerley

“No one is in control of your
happiness but you; therefore,
you have the power to change
anything about yourself or
your life that you want to change.”

Barbara De Angelis

“Too many of us
are not living our
dreams because we are
living our fears.”

Les Brown

“You will never be happier
than you expect.

To change your happiness,
change your expectation.”

Bette Davis

The Latest Mind-Clearing Method Works Fast

PSTEC - Percussive Suggestion Technique

There are 3 new methods that access the subconscious mind allowing changes to happen quickly and easily. The newest is PSTEC or the Percussive Suggestion Technique that uses an audio tape with tapping to erase negative thought patterns.

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“We either make ourselves miserable
or we make ourselves happy.

The amount of work
is the same.”

Carlos Castaneda

“You can either give negativity power over
your life or you can choose happiness instead.

Take control and choose to focus on
what is important in your life.”

Anais Nin

Hurry – unwind the fear and tensions quickly before things they get any worse. From a simple headache to severe trauma, PSTEC gives “instant” results. Erase fear and stress and you can achieve almost anything! You’ll love PSTEC!

“The truth is that our finest moments are
most likely to occur when we are feeling
deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.

For it is only in such moments, propelled
by our discomfort, that we are likely to
step out of our ruts and start searching
for different ways or truer answers.”

M. Scott Peck

“How to gain, how to keep, how to
recover happiness is in fact for most
men at all times the secret motive
of all they do, and of all they
are willing to endure.”

William James

“Happiness and misery depend
not upon how high up or low down
you are — they depend not upon
these, but on the direction
in which you are tending.”

Samuel Butler

Your Natural State of Happiness is Physical

You are only happy when your body is happy

Your body responds differently to every emotion. When you are depressed, withdrawn and say “NO” to life, your body retreats and refuses to play. When you are excited, you jump with joy.

When you are afraid, your body trembles and prepares for flight or fight.

When you say “YES” to life and look forward to your day, your cells respond and create health. And when you are happy, your body smiles and radiates all over. Do you want your body to always be in tiptop shape? Then BE happy.

“True enjoyment comes from
activity of the mind
and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.”


“The body heals with play,
the mind heals with laughter,
the spirit heals with joy.”


“A happy thought is
like a seed that sows
positivity for all to reap.”

Miriam Muhammad

“To insure good health:
eat lightly, breathe deeply,
live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness,
and maintain an interest in life.”

William Londen

“A good laugh and
a long sleep are
the best cures in
the doctor’s book.”

Irish Proverb

“The health of the people
is really the foundation
upon which all their happiness
and all their powers
as a state depend.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Joy, temperance, and repose,
slam the door on the doctor’s nose.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happiness: aka No. 1 Natural Healer and Painkiller

Soothing aches and pains with happiness

“Laughter is the tranquilizer
with no side effects.”

Arnold Glasgow

“Abiding happiness is not simply
a possibility, but a duty.

All may live above the troubles of life.

Worry is a poison and happiness
is a medicine.”

Newell Dwight Hillis

“Mirth is the medicine of life; it cures
its ills and calms its strifes.”

Irish Proverb

“Health is not just the
absence of a disease.

It’s an inner joyfulness
that should be ours
all the time; a state of
positive well-being.”

Deepak Chopra

“To live long and achieve happiness,
cultivate the art of radiating happiness.”

Malcolm Forbes

“No medicine cures
what happiness cannot.”

Gabriel García Márquez

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine,
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

“Laughter is the best form of medicine.
For when we laugh, we neither think,
grieve or feel.”

Eugene Lam

“Always laugh when you can.
It is cheap medicine.”

Lord Byron

Choose Happy Thoughts

Leave no room for anger and resentment

“Change your thoughts and
you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“What we call the secret of happiness
is no more a secret
than our willingness to choose life.”

Leo Buscaglia

“Happiness is not a
matter of events,
it depends upon the
tides of the mind.”

Alice Meynell

“Happiness is when what
you think, what you
say, and what you
do are in harmony.”

Mohandas Gandhi

“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

“Happiness is a conscious
choice, not an automatic

Mildred Barthel

“Very little is needed
to make a happy
life; it is all within yourself,
in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“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

Are You Willing to Risk to Be Happy?

You become the daredevil that you are when you are extremely happy

Have you ever felt daring and bold and did things you thought you would never do? Did you jump right into the action before you had time to hesitate? Was this during a time when you were happy with your life? If you answered ‘Yes’, it’s because happiness pushes you to take risks and be courageous – and when you take risks, you feel happy.

“Taking risks
can bring happiness.”

Tony Hsieh

“Learn to let go.
That is the key
to happiness.”

The Buddha

“Nobody really cares
if you’re miserable, so you
might as well be happy.”

Cynthia Nelms

“We must dare to
be happy, and dare
to confess it, regarding
ourselves always as the
depositories, not as the
authors of our own joy.”

Henri Frédéric Amiel

“Happiness is a conscious
choice, not an automatic response.”

Mildred Barthel

“Our happiness or our unhappiness
depends far more on the way we
meet the events of life than on the
nature of those events themselves.”

Willhelm von Humbolt

“No man, with a man’s heart in him
gets far on his way without some bitter,
soul-searching disappointment.

Happy is he who is brave enough
to push on to another stage
of the journey.”

John Mason Brown

“Happiness is
a form of courage.”

Holbrook Jackson

“Optimist: Person who travels
on nothing from nowhere
to happiness.”

Mark Twain

“The secret of happiness
is freedom.

The secret of freedom
is courage.”


Happiness and Soul Searching

Happiness Thrives on Inner Peace and a Spiritual Connection

Does being happy connect you with your Source? Certain levels of happiness can only be achieved in Silence.

Take the time to reflect and contemplate about life and what activities you can do to enrich your soul. Nature is an inspiration and refreshes your spirit.

“To live happily is an inward
power of the soul.”


“People spend a lifetime
searching for happiness;
looking for peace.

They chase idle dreams,
addictions, religions, even other
people, hoping to fill
the emptiness that plagues them.

The irony is the only
place they ever needed
to search was within.”

Ramona L. Anderson

“Finding happiness is like
finding yourself.

You don’t find happiness,
you make happiness.

You choose happiness.

Self-actualization is a
process of discovering who
you are, who you want to be
and paving the way to
happiness by doing what
brings YOU the most meaning
and contentment to your life
over the long run.”

David Leonhardt

“Happiness is within you.
When you stop the
chatter of the mind
and expel your worries
and fears you find
out that happiness surfaces
from within you.”

Remez Sasson

“Happiness is an inner
state of well being.

A state of well being
enables you to profit
from your highest: thoughts,
wisdom, intelligence,
common sense, emotions,
health, and spiritual values
in your life.”

Lionel Ketchian

“The best remedy
for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.

Because only then does one feel
that all is as it should be
and that God wishes to see people happy,
amidst the simple beauty of nature.”

Anne Frank

“Happiness comes from
spiritual wealth,
not material wealth.”

-John Templeton

“Happiness resides not in
possessions and not in gold,
the feeling of happiness
dwells in the soul.”


Make Plans to Achieve What You Love

Follow your plan: Achieving goals is a key to happiness

Having something to believe in and a finish line to focus on are key ingredients to happiness. Happiness overflows when you reach your goals and accomplish your dreams.

Are you on the right track with your goals and dreams? Your passion is the drive and gusto you need to push ahead and plan for your future. Dare to dream big and enjoy your dream now and on the journey to achieve it: Happiness now and happiness later.

“Follow what you love and feels best
to you & live a life of purpose.
Happiness is a lifestyle
you choose in this way.”

Cheryl Janecky

“If you want to be happy,
set a goal that commands
your thoughts,
liberates your energy,
and inspires your hopes.”

Andrew Carnegie

“The grand essentials
of happiness are:
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.”

Allan K. Chalmers

“And yet, at the end,
from a rare height,
we also see that
our dream was our fate.”

Ben Okri

“If your happiness
depends on money,
you will never be happy
with yourself.”

Lao Tzu

“Life is made up of small pleasures.

Happiness is made up of those tiny successes.

The big ones come too infrequently.

And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes,
the big ones don’t really mean anything.”

Norman Lear

“Happiness is wanting and
being content with what
you get.”

Bernard Meltzer

“I have learned to seek my
happiness by limiting my desires,
rather than in attempting to
satisfy them.”

John Stuart Mill

“Hope is itself a species of happiness,
and, perhaps, the chief happiness
which this world affords.”

Samuel Johnson

“Whoever does not regard
what he has as most ample wealth,
is unhappy, though he be
master of the world.”


“Happiness is a
state of activity.”


“Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“True happiness is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

“Happy are those who
dream dreams and are
willing to pay the
price to make them
come true.”

Celtic Proverb

Working Your Way Into Happiness

You know you love your work when you are happy doing it

“There is work that is work
and there is play that is play;
there is play that is work and
work that is play.

And in only one of these
lies happiness.”

Gelett Burgess

“Success is not the
key to happiness.
Happiness is the key
to success.

If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.”

Albert Schweitzer

“He who enjoys doing
and enjoys what he
has done — is happy.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Happiness comes when your
work and words are of benefit
to yourself and others.”


“It’s not how much
we have, but how
much we enjoy that
makes happiness.”

Cheryl Janecky

“The secret of joy in work
is contained in one word- excellence.

To know how to do something well
is to enjoy it.”

Pearl S. Buck

“Happy is the man
who can endure the
highest and lowest fortune.
He who has endured
such vicissitudes with equanimity
has deprived misfortune of
its power.”


“The road to happiness
lies in two simple principles;
find what interests you and
that you can do well, and
put your whole soul into it -
every bit of energy and ambition
and natural ability you have.”

John D Rockefeller

“Happiness does not come
from doing easy work
but from the afterglow
of satisfaction that comes
after the achievement
of a difficult task
that demanded our best.”

Theodore Isaac Rubin

“Happiness isn’t always doing
what you want to do;
it’s doing what you don’t want
to do, and being glad
you did it.”

Jessie E. Smith

“I look on that man as happy,
who, when there is question
of success, looks into his work
for a reply.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our greatest happiness does
not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a
good conscience, good health,
occupation, and freedom in
all just pursuits.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Doing what you love
is the cornerstone of having
abundance in your life.”

Wayne Dyer

“It’s all about quality
of life and finding
a happy balance between
work and friends and family.”

Philip Green

“Happiness is not achieved
by the conscious pursuit
of happiness..it is
generally the by-product
of other activities.”

Aldous Huxley

Happiness in Commitment, Love and Caring for Others

Sharing life with others is a happiness opportunity

People often find unconditional happiness in the simple companionship of someone they love and who loves them. Make duplicates of your keys to happiness and give them to friends. If you lose yours, they will always have your spare.

For some the loving exchange is with children, for some a mate and for some pets or a creative project.

“To love is to place our happiness in
the happiness of another.”

Van Lubreitz

“The one thing we can never
get enough of is love.

And the one thing we
never give enough of is love.”

Henry Miller

“Love, you know, seeks to make happy
rather than to be happy.”

Ralph Connor

“There is only one happiness in life:
to love and be loved.”

George Sand

“If you want happiness for a lifetime -
help the next generation.”

Chinese Proverb

“Only when it is a duty to love,
only then is love eternally and happily
secured against despair.”

S. Kierkegaard

“Marriage is the most natural state of man,
and…the state in which you will find
solid happiness.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction
that we are loved.”

Victor Hugo

“Where your pleasure is,
there is your treasure:
where your treasure, there your heart;
where your heart, there your happiness.”

Saint Augustine

“The heart is not judged by how much
you love, but by how much you are
loved by others.”

The Wizard of Oz

“Love is the only passion
which includes in it’s dreams
the happiness of someone else.”


“One of the things
I keep learning is
that the secret
of being happy is
doing things for other

Dick Gregory

“Unless we think of
others and do something
for them, we miss
one of the greatest
sources of happiness.”

Ray Lyman Wilbur

is when the other person’s happiness
is more important than your own.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The secret of happiness
is to make others
believe they are the
cause of it.”

Al Batt

Gratitude Is A Shortcut to Happiness

The more you feel love and appreciation the happier you are

Look around right now and find — “…what’s right in this moment.” The more you see what’s right with the world, the happier you become. When you see where you are as safe and beautiful – it is very easy to be happy.

“A grateful environment
is a substitute for happiness.

It can quicken us from without
as a fixed hope and affection,
or as the consciousness of a right life,
can quicken us from within.”

George Santayana

“Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
Like the heaven above.”

Julia Carney

“Gratefulness is the key
to a happy life that we hold
in our hands, because if
we are not grateful,
then no matter how
much we have we
will not be happy –
because we will always
want to have something
else or something more.”

David Steindl-Rast

“Happiness comes of the
capacity to feel deeply,
to enjoy simply, to
think freely, to risk
life, to be needed.”

Storm Jameson

“Happiness cannot be traveled to,
owned, earned, worn or consumed.

Happiness is the experience of living
every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

Denis Waitley

“All happy people are grateful.

Ungrateful people cannot be happy.

We tend to think that being unhappy
leads people to complain, but it’s truer
to say that complaining leads to
people becoming unhappy.”

Dennis Prager

Share Happiness and It Grows

Your happiness depends on your relations with others

Happiness is best when shared with others. Share your smile, share your good wishes, share your joy, share your quiet moments, share your love.

Open your heart and make the time to allow others to share their happiness with you too. Receiving a gift graciously is a gift back to the giver.

“Celebrate the happiness
that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!”

Amanda Bradley

“Happiness held is the seed;
happiness shared is the flower.”

Indian Proverb

“It only takes one joy to lift a
spirit…and blessed be
the person who will give it.”

Amanda Bradley

“True happiness arises, in the first place,
from the enjoyment of one’s self,
and in the next, from the friendship
and conversation of a few select companions.”

Joseph Addison

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning
for a friendship, and it is far the
best ending for one.”

Oscar Wilde

“The most I can do for my friend
is simply to be his friend.

I have no wealth to bestow on him.

If he knows that I am happy in loving him,
he will want no other reward.

Is not friendship divine in this?”

Henry David Thoreau

“Celebrate the happiness that
friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and
celebrate just living!”

Amanda Bradley

“Friends are needed
both for joy and for sorrow.”

Samuel Paterson

“In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter, and
sharing of pleasures.”

Kahil Gibran

“The happiness of life
is made up of minute fractions.

The little soon forgotten
charities of a kiss or a
smile, a kind look, a heartfelt
compliment, countless infinitesimals
of pleasure and genial feelings.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Guarantee Your Happiness: Create a Happiness Habit

Learn methods to quickly free yourself from anxiety.

Do you feel like your life is a roller-coaster ride? Does everything seem to be fine and then suddenly drop into rough times? It is time to smooth out the ride and learn methods to relieve stress. The reward is a happy, relaxed life.

Difficult situations happen to everyone – even spiritual leaders. It is not what happens, but what you do about what happens that determines your outcome. Stress limits your thinking and fills your body with toxic hormones, shutting down your immune system.

Stress underlies physical illnesses AND emotional meltdowns.

“By removing emotional trauma,
EFT helps heal physical symptoms too.”

Norm Shealy, MD (Soul Medicine)

Lean techniques to trigger stress “relief” and you’ll find that living happily is easier than you think.

“Unhappiness may have umpteen reasons.
Real Happiness has none!”

Nitin Ram

An active life is stressful and there is no end to tension and difficult situations. Give up the idea that something is wrong with you when things go wrong. Learn to relieve stress with the new energy methods and assure a happy future. Once you know a method to stop anxiety you are free.

Experiment with the three new methods and find what works for you. EFT or the Emotional Freedom Technique has been used successfully over 40 years. It is a simple tapping method on acupuncture points to relieve stress. TAT or the Tapas Acupressure Method holds one position and follows an outline of clearing processes. PSTEC is an audio tape that removes stressful memories and trauma. Compare and review the methods with the link below in Featured Lenses.

“Because of its very high rate of success,
the use of EFT has spread rapidly,
and medical practitioners employing EFT
can now be found in every corner
of the country and world.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola

The information is free to begin. Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose but your stress.

“Happiness is a conscious choice,
not an automatic response.”

Mildred Barthel

Stress Relief Fact: Only YOU can relieve your own stress by relieving the beliefs that cause it.

“Beliefs have profound biological effects
throughout every single system of the body.

If you fail to understand them,
you can harbor an ongoing stream
of negative thoughts and emotions
that make war on your own body.”

Dawson Church, PhD

“What’s interesting about EFT
is that it is a process that really,
in some sense, engages…
like super learning.

And super learning is like
pushing the record button
on the subconscious mind.”

Bruce Lipton, PhD.

Happiness is your natural state and when you stop the worry and anxiety, happiness emerges in quiet moments.

“As human beings our greatness lies
not so much in being able to re-make the world,
as in being able to re-make ourselves.”

Dawson Church, PhD

Shortcuts to happiness

There are many ways to jump into feeling happy

Do you want to make a detour and take the quickest route to Happiness? If you choose it, it can happen.

Take a Mini Music Break
Sing a song, whistle or hum a happy tune
Play your favorite music all day long!
Play a piano or guitar or drum

“Happiness is the soundtrack of my life.”

-Grey Livingston

“Those who decide to
use leisure as a
means of mental development,
who love good music,
good books, good pictures,
good company, good conversation,
are the happiest people
in the world.”

William Lyon Phelps

Dance away your worries
Salsa or Ball Room or Disco
ChaChaCha or Swing

“There are short-cuts to happiness,
and dancing is one of them.”

Vicki Baum

Play a happy game or walk the dog
Play with kids or play with the cat
Take a child to a movie or to a play
Take up tennis, golf or swimming

“It’s never too late
to have a happy childhood.”

Berke Breathed

Nature and Beauty Lift Your Spirits
Walk in the mountains or at the beach
Take a hike or swim or climb a mountain
Ride your bike or skate or skip or run.

“The summit of happiness
is reached when a
person is ready to
be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus

“Judge nothing,
you will be happy.

Forgive everything,
you will be happier.

Love everything,
you will be happiest.”

Sri Chinmoy

“We tend to forget that
happiness doesn’t come
as a result of getting
something we don’t have,
but rather of recognizing
and appreciating what
we do have.”

Frederick Keonig

Give a gift or do a favor or cancel a debt
Cook up a party or visit a relative
Give flowers or fix dinner or give a massage

“Since you get more joy
out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you
are able to give.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness comes from spiritual wealth,
not material wealth–
Happiness comes from giving, not getting.

If we try hard to bring happiness to others,
we cannot stop it from coming to us also.

To get joy, we must give it, and
to keep joy, we must scatter it.”

John Templeton

“The good life,
as I conceive it,
is a happy life.

I do not mean that
if you are good you will be happy;
I mean that if you are happy
you will be good.”

Bertrand Russell

“Happiness is not a brilliant climax
to years of grim struggle and anxiety.
It is a long succession of little decisions
simply to be happy in the moment.”

J. Donald Walters

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