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Happy Life Quotes:
Famous Quotations About Happiness

Bring a smile to your face through happy life quotes. Read this inspiring collection of famous quotes about happiness and uplifting quotes on joy.

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Happy Life Quotes on Joy and Happiness

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

~Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement and was responsible for leadiing India to independence. Gandhi has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

~Roy Goodman (1951 - Present)
Goodman is a conductor and violinist, specialising in the performance and direction of early music.

People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

~Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)
Sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery.

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.

~Pierre Corneille (1606 – 1684)
A French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

~Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)
During the German occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank (a young Jewish girl) and her family went into hiding in July of 1942 in Amsterdam. While in hiding, young Anne kept a diary which intimately described what daily life was like under Nazi occupation while attempting to remain concealed. The diary has since been published in many languages, while numerous films, television, and theatrical productions have also been produced. After 2 years in hiding, Anne and her family were betrayed and taken to the concentration camps, where Anne died of typhus seven months later. The only member of her family to survive was her father, Otto.

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

~John Dryden (1631 – 1700)
Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

~Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Although best known by his pen name of Mark Twain, his real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer and is famous for his novels: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The hours that make us happy make us wise.

~John Mansfield (1822 – 1896)
He was Lieutenant Governor of California from 1880 to 1883. He also was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, serving as the last colonel of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the famed Iron Brigade.

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.

~Margaret Wander Bonanno (1950 - Present)
is an American science fiction writer, ghost writer and small press publisher. She has written six Star Trek novels, including "Strangers from the Sky".

A joy that's shared is a joy made double.

~English Proverb

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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

~Herman Cain (1945 - Present)
Cain is a conservative African-American newspaper columnist, businessman, politician and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

~Aeschylus (c. 525 BC/524 BC - c. 456 BC/455 BC)
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek playwright. He is often recognized as the father of tragedy and is the earliest of the three Greek tragedians.

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

~Chinese Proverb

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

~Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana (1738 - 1794)
He was an Italian philosopher and politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), which condemned torture and the death penalty.

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

~Lord George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824)
Byron was an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Not only is he famous for his poetic writings, he was well-known for his extravagant living which included numerous love affairs, debts, separation, allegations of homosexuality and martial exploits.

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Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

~Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
Married to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she was the First Lady from 1933 to 1945.

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Goethe was a German writer, poet, novelist, playwright, natural philosopher, and diplomat whose works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science.

Think, Act, Be
Think happy. Act happy. Be happy.

~David Baird

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