Can a quote make you happy? Probably not. There are plenty of people out there who just like to toss the quotes of wise people around as a substitute for wisdom, but once in a while, I hear something that affects me and lifts me. I’m never in the mood to turn down a chance to be inspired or to have greater happiness. And sometimes that comes in the form of a quote.
So if you’re anything like me, maybe quotes about happiness won’t exactly make you jump for joy, but might stir up your thoughts and help you take positive steps towards something good.
I’ll be adding quotes to this page as I come across anything that makes me think, smile, or that I want to make sure I don’t forget.
- It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness — Victor Frankl
- 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
- Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own — Robert Heinlein (not just a sci fi author, although he managed to be incredibly profound through many tales about ETs)
- What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money– Henny Youngman
- Homer, lighten up. You’re making ‘Happy Hour’ bitterly ironic — Marge Simpson
- Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared — Buddhist quote
I’ll stop there for now, but I’ll be back a couple of times each month to add to the list. Enjoy!
If you enjoyed this page at all, you might also like to take a look at the flipside, quotes on loneliness.