Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Thoughts on Happiness by Thomas Jefferson:
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
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.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.
Reflections on Happiness by Mother Teresa:
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
I see God in the melody of Nature. Sometimes I see a flower, just a bud ready to bloom, and I call Martita, “Come with me! See, can you see God?” I am with Nature constantly. That is why I am so happy, so happy.
Pablo Casals, legendary cellist
in an interview with The Jewels of Happiness author Sri Chinmoy ((From the book Four Summit-Height-Melodies, made available to share under a Creative Commons license))
It’s easy to mine the land and fish the seas and get rich. Yet we believe you cannot have a prosperous nation in the long run that does not conserve its natural environment or take care of the wellbeing of its people.
Thakur Singh Powdyel
Education minister of Bhutan, the first country to establish a national happiness index.