12 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Happiness

Happiness doesn't mean the same thing all the time, for all of us and that's what makes it a beautiful mystery.

It takes many years for an average human being to even begin to understand what true happiness means to him/her. Why is the feeling so elusive and perplexing? Why does its meaning keep evolving in our minds? Happiness is about money for some and love for others. Settling all your debts makes you happy but so does listening to your favorite song on the radio. Although many feel that happiness depends on oneself, our circumstances often influence our everyday mood which then translates into our general state of mind over a period of time. But once we figure out how to stay positive through testing times, the feeling of happiness becomes dependent on the quality of our thoughts. 

Happiness touches you when you experience or witness the virtues you admire, the emotions you treasure, the values that matter to you, and so on. Most of all, it comes in abundance, to you and the others around you, when you realize that you are a source. If you are on the quest to finding happiness, these quotes are for you.


1The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.”   – Dodinsky


2“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln



“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


4Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”   – Mahatma Gandhi


5Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”   Dalai Lama XIV


6“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”
– Marquis de Condorcet


7“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting
             total responsibility for every part of their life.”   
Brian Tracy


8Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”   – Franklin D. Roosevelt


9“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
             Happiness never decreases by being shared.”   – Buddha


10Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”    – Unknown


11“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”   W.P. Kinsella


12“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”   – Alexandre Dumas



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