Happiness Thoughts and Quotes that will Take your Pain Away


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We all want to be happy, right? These happiness quotes are the place to start your pursuit. After all, life’s better when we’re happy, healthy, and successful. So to help you on your journey, please enjoy these feel-good quotes about happiness and being happy to help you find joy and satisfaction in life.

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Happiness Quotes

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  • Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris
  • Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. – Steve Maraboli
  • Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson
  • 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. – Robertson Davies
  • The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. – V.S. Pritchett
  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand
  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. – Baruch Spinoza
  • Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. – Immanuel Kant
  • To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell
  • A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. – Bernard de Fontenelle
  • To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. – Buddha
  • There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. – C. JoyBell C.
  • Happiness is a form of courage. – Holbrook Jackson
  • 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. – Carl Jung
  • The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. – Carrie Jones
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