Tuesday, March 20, 2012

100 Top Quotes About Happiness and Life




1. The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today. ~Anonymous


2. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein


3. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

4. We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot

5. There’s no next time. It’s now or never. – Celestine Chua

6.  For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect, as there is no end to the latter.  - Celestine Chua

7. When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever. – Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment

8. Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.  - Celestine Chua

9. There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on. – Peaceful Warrior

10. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us – Ralph Waldo Emerson


11. Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy. – Celestine Chua

12. Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.- Celestine Chua

13. Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

14. Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.  - Celestine Chua

15. The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.
 –  Art Van Der Leeuw

16. My life is my message.– Gandhi


17. Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.
- Dale Carnegie -

18. If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old. – James A. Garfield

19. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ~ Anonymous

20. In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap. – J.Kleykamp

21. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn

22. Remember that being a success without happiness is meaningless.
- Richard Denny -

23. If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page - Mark Houlahan -

24. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. - Garth Brooks -

25. God never sends us more than we can handle. - Mother Theresa -
  
26. You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money. You’ve got to love like you’ll never get hurt. You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching. You’ve got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.
- Susanna Clark -
  
27. You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived.
- A saying on death -
  
28. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
- Epictetus -
  
29. He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -


30. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.
- Zig Ziglar -
  
31. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action
- Benjamin Disraeli -
  
32. Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie -
  
33. I will keep a smile on my face and in my heart even when it hurts today.
- Og Mandino -
  
34. Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool
- John Mason Good -
  
35. Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert G. Ingersoll -
  
36. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
- Mark Twain -
  
37. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
- George Sand -
  
38. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy -


39. There is only one way to happiness, and that is cease worrying about the things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus -
  
40. Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
- Norman Vincent Peale -
  
41. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim -
  
42. Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Author unknown -
  
43. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, but only thirteen to smile.
- Author unknown -
  
44. Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
- Henry David Thoreau -
  
45. I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington -
  
46. Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramhansa Yogananda -
  
47. If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody
- Chinese Proverb -
  
48. Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.
- Leo F. Buscaglia -
  
49. We smile because we are happy. But we also become happy because we smile. Act the part and you’ll become the part.
- Author Unknown -
  
50. Never dwell on what you have lost, only on what you have left. Count your blessings. You’ll always find plenty. Your most prized possessions are your unexpired years
- Author Unknown -
  
51. Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.
- Brian Tracy -
  
52. Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.
- Frederick Langbridge -

 53. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
- Joseph Addison -
  
54. 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 - 

55. Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.
- Og Mandino -
  
56. Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
- Eileen Caddy -
  
57. The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.
- Harry Lauder -
  
58. Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
- Indian Proverb -
  
59. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy -
  
60. Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie -

61. Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead,
surround yourself with optimistic people.
- Zig Ziglar -
  
62. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett -
  
63. Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schu -

64. Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
- Dr. Robert Anthony -

65. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
- Marcus Aurelius -

66. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. -

67. The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.
- Raymond Charles Barker -

68. Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt -

69. Life is "trying things to see if they work."
- Ray Bradbury -

70.The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
- Frederick Buechner -

71. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes -

72. If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
- Deepak Chopra -

73. I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie -

74. What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
- H.H. the Dalai Lama -

75. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
- Albert Einstein -

76. What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot -

77. My life is my message.
- Gandhi -

78. A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.
- Lillian Gish -

79. Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
- Thich Nhat Hanh -

80. There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course.Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung -

81. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller -

82. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller -

83. Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz -

84. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Norman MacEwan -

85. To the woman who complained that riches hadn’t made her happy, the Master said “You speak as if luxury and comfort were ingredients of happiness; whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear, is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Anthony de Mello -

86. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

87. Circumstances and situations do color life but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be.
- John Homer Miller -

88. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche -

89. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver -

90.  Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII -

91. Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
- Indian Proverb -

92. Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.
- Jim Rohn -

93. A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
- Bertrand Russell -

94. My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
- Charles M Schulz -

95. Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.
- Charles M. Schwab -

96. A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
- Seneca -

97. Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
- Seneca -

98. Life is relationships; the rest is just details.
- Gary Smalley -

99. The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
- Ben Stein -

100. People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa -



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