Favorite Quotations ~  Happiness, 2 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

"Happiness is not perfected until it is shared." ~ Jane Porter

To be happy, drop the words "if only" and substitute instead the words "next time." ~ Smiley Blanton

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~ Ruth E. Renkl

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great. ~ Willa Cather

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The world is so full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. ~ Ingrid Bergman

Happiness is a perfume you can't pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own. ~ Johann von Goethe

We are never so happy or unhappy as we think. ~ La Rouchefouchauld

To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content. ~ Confucius

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. ~ Louise Driscoll

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. ~ Primo Levi

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool. ~ John Mason Good

I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity. I am more invulnerable than Achilles; fortune hath not one place to hit me. ~ Thomas Brown

Natural happiness is what we get when we get what we wanted, and synthetic happiness is what we make when we don't get what we wanted. ~ Dan Gilbert, Ted Talk, Feb 2004

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? ~ Oscar Wilde