Favorite Quotations ~  Happiness, 3 Choose the Happiness Habit

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln


Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. ~ Alexandre Dumas

Man is happy only as he finds work worth doing -- and does it well. ~ E. Merrill Root

The key to happiness is not to get more, but to enjoy what we have and to fill the empty frame of our lives instead of enlarging it. ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Allan K. Chalmers

Happiness, to some elation, is to others, mere stagnation. ~ Amy Lowell

In order to be utterly happy, the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future. ~ André Gide

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ~ Anne Frank

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. ~ Aristotle

Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness. ~ Bertha Damon

Each moment that you are happy is a gift to the rest of the world. ~ Harry Palmer

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. ~ Mary Stuart

Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so. ~ Robert Ingersoll

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