Happiness is everywhere. Except for that exact spot where YOU are! (Polish proverb)
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. (Abraham Lincoln)
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. (George Bernard Shaw)
Man is unhappy because he doesn’t know he’s happy; only because of that. … It’s everything, everything, Whoever learns will at once immediately become happy, that same moment.
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness. (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
No one asked you to be happy. Get to work.
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
(Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. (Guillaume Apollinaire)
Many search for happiness as we look for a hate we wear on our heads. (Nikolaus Lenau)
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. (Albert Camus)
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. (Eric Hoffer)
Only a man who lives not in time but in the present is happy. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
After all, it is foolish to keep probing for happiness or unhappiness, for it seems to me it would be hard to exchange the unhappiest days of my life for all the happy ones. (Hermann Hesse）
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. (Og Mandino)
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Alas, fortune’s [happiness] door doesn’t open inward so that one can push it open by rushing at it; but it opens outward, and therefore one can do nothing about it. (Sören Kierkegaard)