Many people wonder what the secrets of living a happy life is; that could be one of the trickiest questions ever. But happiness isn’t impossible, and while many have concluded that happiness is found in wealth and material substances — it’s actually far from that — the happiness you get from these are momentary.
These 21 quotes will change the way you think about happiness.
1. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” — Ashley Montagu
2. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” — Stacey Charter
3.“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus
4.“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
5.“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Keonig
6.“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Herman Cain
7.“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
8.“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller
9.“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” — Seneca
10.“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” — Marcel Pagnol
11.“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
12.“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” — L.M. Montgomery
13.“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” — Aesop
14.“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
15.“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” — Winston Churchill
16.“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
17.“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney
18.“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” — Benjamin Disraeli
19.“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
20.“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” — Andre Maurois
21.“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” — Marquis de Condorcet.