16 Happiness Quotes

Follow these quotes to learn how to live a happy life. Fight depression and drugs with common sense.

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”
Alice Walker

“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
Napoleon Hill

“If you want to be happy, be.”
Leo Tolstoy

“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.”
Alexander Solzenitsyn

“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
Albert Camus

“The last person one wants to be is themselves. Sadly, that is the best person to be.”
Anon

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”
Helen Gurley Brown

“Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.”
Bertrand Russell

“Beauty is the promise of happiness.”
Stendhal

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
James Matthew Barrie

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim

“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”
Thomas Jefferson

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Charles Kingsley

“Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.”
Plutarch

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

15 Happiness Quotes

Collected wisdom of happiness and how to be happy and defeat depression.

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“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
Victor Hugo

“May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.”
Anon

“Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried — for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.”
Anon

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
Ashley Montagu

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”
Thucydides

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Francesca Reigler

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
Freya Stark

“Happiness is like perfume: You can’t give it away without getting a little on yourself.”
Anon

“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 which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
Anon

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”
Anon

“The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Happiness is: Looking in a mirror and liking what you see.”
Anon

18 Funny New Year’s Resolutions

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A new years resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
– Anonymous

This New Years I’m going to make a resolution I can keep: no dieting all year long.
– Melanie White

Women get a little more excited about New Years Eve than men do. It’s like an excuse: you drink too much, you make a lot of promises you’re not going to keep; the next morning as soon as you wake up you start breaking them. For men, we just call that a date.
– Jay Leno

My New Year’s resolution is to eat better, so from now on, I’m going to only date guys who can afford to take me somewhere other than McDonalds.
– Melanie White

Wait a second, there’s ANOTHER year? I have to do it all over again???
– Jake Vig

I love when they drop the ball in Times Square. It’s a nice reminder of what I did all year.
– Bridger Winegar

I like New Years. The confetti covers up my dandruff.
– Melanie White

Every New Years I resolve to lose 20 pounds, and I do. The problem is that I gain 30.
– Melanie White

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
– Bill Vaughan

This New Years I resolved to lead a better life. Now all I have to do is find someone who will trade lives with me.
– Melanie White

May you find the strength to write, “Who is this?” to all the strange numbers that text you “Happy New Year!” tonight.
– Damien Fahey

Who has time to party on New Year’s Eve? It takes me all evening to set my clocks ahead a year.
– Just Bill

My New Years resolution is to try to remember why I’ve walked into a room.
– Rodney Lacroix

I see no need to make more New Year’s resolutions when the ones already on the books aren’t being enforced.
– John Lyon

My New Year’s resolution is to take all the Christmas lights down by Easter.
– Melanie White

Miami asks residents not to celebrate New Year by shooting into the air, because the bullets will come back down.
– Dave Barry

As the year draws to a close, happy revelers jam New York’s Times Square to watch the traditional dropping of the illuminated ball, while in Denver a mellower throng gathers to ring in the new year with the lighting of the 200-Foot Doobie.
– Dave Barry

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
– Joey Adams