16 Happiness Quotes

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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