120 Happiness Quotes
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Happiness comes from small improvements, not by getting somewhere once and for all. Being able to add on one room to your house is what makes you happy, not living in a palace.
Happiness is not an accident. Nor is if something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
Happiness is a by-product of who you are and what you do. And yes, you can set it as a specific goal.
Each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.
If we want plenty, we have to think plenty. If we want wealth, we have to think wealth. If we want health, we have to think health. And if we want happiness, we must think happiness.
Paul J Meyer
Happiness is found in doing - not merely in possessing.
Joy comes from using your potential.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s powers and talents.
John W Gardner
Happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.
John F Kennedy
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavour to wrest from each changing situation of experience its own full and unique meaning.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affair he has failed to take up the challenge of life.
This is the true joy of life-the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap….
George Bernard Shaw
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore I Rubin
The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.
Orison Swett Marden
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Fay B Nash
Happiness…it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl S Buck
Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It’s growth - mental, financial, you name it.
Harold S Geneen
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
Happiness requires problems….
H L Hollingworth
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But, speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so….I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas A Edison
We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are…. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not in the taking and holding, but in the doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
R J Baughan
There is joy in work….There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
John Mason Good
Happiness is not in having or being; it is in doing.
Lilian Eichler Watson
The secret of happiness is something to do.
The soul’s joy lies in doing.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
Chauncey M. Depew
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
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