What Is Happiness? | Quotes Exploring Meaning of Happiness | Best Motivational Quotes

Positive Quotes exploring the meaning of happiness and looks at the possible answers to the question: What is happiness? Happiness and a happy life can be found usually in the simple things.

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Happiness Quotes

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant

Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.
Mary Wilson Little

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.
Channing Pollock

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.
Norman Bradburn

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
Don Herold

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Werner Erhard

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Mildred Barthel

Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.
James Lendall Basford

Happiness is an occasional brief glance into how simple it all can be.
Robert Brault

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
Gretta Brooker Palmer

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
Pat Conroy

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.
Orhan Pamuk

Happiness is a form of courage.
Holbrook Jackson

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks

There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been.
Robert Brault

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
E.L. Konigsburg

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney J. Harris

Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Thomas Szasz

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Don Marquis

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch

Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.
J.M. Reinoso

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.
Robert McPhillips

Happiness is an inside job.
William Arthur Ward

We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.
David C. Hill

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.
Unknown

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
Robertson Davies

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.
Ayn Rand

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman MacEwan

Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.
Dr. Idel Dreimer

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle

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