Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~Theodore Roethke (1908 – 1963) Roethke was an American poet, who published several volumes of poetry characterized by its rhythm and natural imagery. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his book, The Waking.
Happiness is not in our circumstance, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
~John B. Sheerin (1906 or 1907 - 1992) He was a Roman Catholic editor, columnist and pioneer in interfaith relations.
Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have. It's so simple-yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
~J. Donald Walters (1926 - Present) Walters is better known as Swami Kriyananda and is a direct disciple of the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952). He was made a minister and the head monk for the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), and was authorized to teach Kriya Yoga. He is the founder of Ananda, a worldwide movement of spiritual intentional communities based on Yogananda's World Brotherhood Colonies ideal and is the author of over 100 books and has composed over 400 pieces of music.
Happiness is an inside job.
~William Arthur Ward (1921 – 1994) Ward, the author of Fountains of Faith, was one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
~Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719) An English essayist, poet and politician, he was the eldest son of Lancelot Addison. He was the founder of The Spectator magazine, along with his long-standing friend, Richard Steele.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
~Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845) Smith was an English writer and Anglican clergyman. In 1800, he published his first book, Six Sermons, preached in Charlotte Street Chapel, Edinburgh.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
~Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) Camus was a French-Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist who won the Nobel prize in 1957.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
~Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955) Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. He was the author of How to Win Friends & Influence People, first published in 1936, a massive bestseller that remains popular today.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
~Roger L'Estrange (1616 – 1704) An English pamphleteer and author, L'Estrange was a staunch defender of royalist claims and was involved in political controversy throughout his entire life.
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 (1862 - 1939) Schwab was an American steel magnate. Under his leadership, Bethlehem Steel became the second largest steel maker in the United States, and one of the most important heavy manufacturers in the world.
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 (1933 - Present) an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author, Waitley has authored 15 books and lectured hundreds of audio programs.
Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
~Sir John Templeton (1912 – 2008) Templeton was an American-born British stock investor, businessman and philanthropist. Templeton became a billionaire by pioneering the use of globally diversified mutual funds.
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