Happiness is the most important drive in our lives, yet we don’t really understand what happiness is or where we can find it. We try different scenarios, hoping that somehow we will stumble upon happiness, yet we are aware of how deceiving can be to seek it rationally.
The truth is that sometimes difficult questions have very simple answers. This might also be the case with happiness. These happiness quotes will give you some clever insights into what makes people happy.
1. On Living in the Moment
∞ Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~ Jim Rohn
We tend to think of happiness as a goal we have to reach somewhere in the future, not as something we can achieve right now and right here. This way of thinking is what actually stops us from finding happiness in the present when the present offers us opportunities for happiness.
2. On Happiness and Success
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. ~ Albert Schweitzer
In our modern societies, a common belief is that happiness is something that comes only after we have achieved success. Successful people know that happiness precedes success. Enjoying your work and finding happiness in working for a goal makes one successful.
3. On Love
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. ~ George Sand
People search for happiness in many different ways, yet all would agree that the surest way to find happiness is to cultivate love. Sharing and receiving love make us happy but most of all, the happiness of love is profound and honest.
4. On Achieving Happiness
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is not really about reaching a certain goal or destination, but rather about enjoying the ride. Every new step towards our goal should make us happy and fulfilled. This type of happiness is not about excitement but about peace. It is a stable and lasting happiness.
5. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”– Aristotle
6. “Happiness is acceptance.”–Unknown
7. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”–James M. Barrie
8. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”–Confucius
9. What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
10. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”–Marcus Aurelius Antoninus